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Tuesday, 28 October 2014 00:00

Oregon ERA draws a quiet campaign

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Although it has not attracted the campaign money or public attention that other measures on the Nov. 4 ballot have, Measure 89 would write a guarantee of women’s rights into the Oregon Constitution.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 00:00

ERA isn't Nostalgia in Nevada

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CARSON CITY — Mention the Equal Rights Amendment today and it might bring back memories of the 1970s, from huge protest marches to ”ERA Yes” buttons. But the proposed constitutional amendment, which fell three states short of the 38 needed to win ratification by a 1979 deadline that Congress later extended to 1982, is not a relic in Nevada. An effort is underway to get the amendment ratified by the Nevada Legislature in 2015.

Carrying just one backpack and a 1980s-era rally sign, Sausalito activist Helene Swanson is using her feet to take her message across the United States — remove barriers and pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 16:33

Take What is Yours, Ladies

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Sojourner Truth said “If women want rights more than they got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.” It looks like we will have to do just that. August 26th is Women’s Equality Day across our nation. Not so much for the women of North Carolina. 94 years ago in 1920, women won the right to vote after decades of fighting for the 19th Amendment. Women of color had to fight within the fight, and then fight on to realize that right in full.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If the campaign is any indication, a proposal to give Oregon women a stronger safeguard against discrimination could win in a landslide. Twenty arguments in support of adding an equal rights amendment to the Oregon Constitution — from Democrats and Republicans — appear in the voters' pamphlet that just arrived at homes ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Meanwhile, not one person or group wrote an argument in opposition to Ballot Measure 89, and no money has been raised to defeat it.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00

Equal Rights Amendment

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The ERA 3 State Strategy Issue Team is dedicated to ratifying the ERA in the timeliest manner possible—to finish what Dr. Alice Paul started 90 years ago. Our strategy is two-fold—removing the ERA ratification deadline on the national level by Educating Congress to support Joint Resolutions SJRES15 and HJRS113 while simultaneously organizing in targeted un-ratified states to gain the 3 additional required to make the ERA the 28th Amendment of the United States Constitution.

There's a lot we can learn from Notorious R.B.G.

In an interview with Jeffrey Rosen for New Republic, Ginsburg discussed how her experience as a female Supreme Court Justice has been rewarding, but also trying. Since R.B.G. was appointed in 1993, she's been confused for Justice O'Connor, has dealt with frustration at the Court's approach to reproductive health, and has made a constant effort to approach gender equality with common sense.

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    Time and again, whether we are seeking sensible healthcare, environmental, economic, or foreign policy—supported by a majority of Americans—we hit a barrier, because corporate lobbyists and donors have managed to get between our legislators and us. National and local media is right-wing and true journalism has suffered. Read More
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    Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America. O.K., I know that was kind of abrupt. But I wanted to get the central point out there right away, because discussions of Amazon tend, all too often, to get lost Read More
  • Protest Groups Call for Linking Arms on Wall Street to Stop the Destruction of the Ecosystem +

    #FloodWallStreet – A day of non-violent direct action, Monday September 22nd: Thousands of demonstrators are planning to disrupt business-as-usual on Wall Street and at the NY Stock Exchange, sending a message to Obama and world leaders meeting at the UN Climate Summit on the 23rd: “Our economic system both causes, and Read More
  • The Senate Tried to Overturn 'Citizens United' Today. Guess What Stopped Them? +

    A majority of the United States Senate has voted to advance a constitutional amendment to restore the ability of Congress and the states to establish campaign fundraising and spending rules with an eye toward preventing billionaires and corporations from buying elections. Read More
  • Bipartisan Case for a Constitutional Amendment on Campaign Finance +

    Following recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions dismantling our nation’s campaign finance laws, all Americans are certainly not equal on Election Day. With 5-4 split decisions, the court has given corporations the ability to spend unlimited money to persuade voters, and also declared limits on large donations to be the equivalent Read More
  • Coalition Asks John McCain to Support Constitutional Amendment, Hits a Glass Wall +

    On Thursday, a broad coalition of activists met at Senator John McCain's office in an upscale building at a tony Camelback Road address to ask him to sponsor a constitutional amendment. Known as the Democracy For All amendment, it would overturn the Supreme Court 's decision on Citizens United from Read More
  • Activists Deliver Amendment Petitions to 21 Senate Offices +

    Congress may be on recess, but activists across the country are not taking a break from the nationwide push to get big money out of politics. Today activists teamed up for a massive petition drop, delivering petitions in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn decisions like Citizens United to Read More
  • A Short History of Postal Banking +

    As the debate over reinstituting postal banking heats up, we should know we had it. And it worked. Last week John Oliver offered up an exposé on payday loans, describing them as “the circle of debt” that “screws us all.” Read More
  • On the Hill with Heroes and Tap Dancers +

    I think the bad guys are sacred of the heroes and the tap dancers are managing a shuffle ball change just enough to keep in step with re-election. Thursday July 24, 2014, twenty-three heroes, Americans voting with their time to reverse the Supreme Court erosion of our equality of citizenship, Read More
  • Elizabeth Warren Quietly Racked Up A Nice Win +

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) got her way on Tuesday when the Federal Reserve rejected the living will plans for most Wall Street banks. Read More
  • The Koch Brothers' Reign of Terror: How Their Great Wealth Is Buying Our Government +

    It seems like every e-mail I receive these days from a Democratic Senate candidate or Senator up for re-election this cycle includes a warning that the infamous Koch brothers will do anything, no matter the cost, to take over the US Senate - and with it, our country. Read More
  • The Ultimate Goal of the NSA is Total Population Control +

    At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US, says whistleblower William Binney – that's a 'totalitarian mentality' Read More
  • Democrats Introduce Bill that Could Lead to Impeachment for Justices Thomas and Scalia +

    On Thursday, a group of Democratic lawmakers proposed a law to establish a Code of Conduct for the Supreme Court. It’s surely to have Supreme Court Justices Thomas and Scalia quaking in their Tea Party boots because it would mean they would actually have to be independent of political and Read More
  • California makes an official call for a U.S. Constitutional Convention to overturn Citizens United +

    On June 23rd the State Senate passed AJR 1, making California the second state in the union to officially call for an Article V constitutional convention for the sole purpose of passing a United States constitutional amendment that would effectively overturn Citizens United v. FEC and limit the corrupting influence Read More
  • New Organization Hangs Sign: 'Whistleblowers Welcome' +

    A new organization called ExposeFacts—backed by well-known source of The Pentagon Papers Daniel Ellsberg—is debuting itself in Washington, DC on Wednesday as a new place where government and corporate employees aware of wrongdoing can more safely and securely report their concerns. Read More
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    A recent report found that African-American girls were suspended at much higher rates than their white peers, a phenomenon that Read More
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    New law meant to combat fraud forces Eric Kennie to either change his identity or be unable to overcome burdens Read More
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  • Amazon’s Monopsony Is Not O.K. +

    Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America. O.K., Read More
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    As the debate over reinstituting postal banking heats up, we should know we had it. And it worked. Last week Read More
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