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Women’s Rights Pioneer Gloria Steinem Endorses Marie Newman for Illinois’ 3rd District

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Wednesday, Gloria Steinem, long-time activist and institutional leader in the women’s rights movement, announced her endorsement of Marie Newman in her bid to represent Illinois’ 3rd District. ...
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State Senator Gayle Goldin: Why Speaking Out Against Sexual Harassment Backfires for Women in Office

Senator Gayle Goldin (left) attends a bill signing with Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (center).
Politics Editorial
As a Rhode Island state senator, I know I’m already judged by the clothes I wear, the tone of my voice, and whether I'm likable enough. I'm expected to be a fierce champion and a team player—all while wearing lipstick and nice shoes. ...
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NARAL Pro-Choice California Responds to Supreme Court Case Challenging Abortion Rights

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With the U.S. Supreme Court announcing it will hear the first challenge to abortion rights in the Court’s new era, NARAL Pro-Choice America called on the justices to protect women’s access to accurate medical information. ...
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LPAC: Durkan Will Transform Character and Content of Political Leadership

Politics Local
LPAC, the country’s first and only lesbian political action committee, watched history made as out lesbian Jenny Durkan decisively won her bid for Mayor of Seattle. ...
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Jenny Durkan Becomes First Lesbian Mayor of Seattle, Only Second Woman to Ever Take the Post

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Jenny Durkan wins Seattle's mayoral race to become only the second woman in the city to take the post. Bertha Knight Landes won nearly 92 years ago to become the first. ...
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INTERVIEW: Moon Talks Upbringing, Durkan Attack Ads, Solutions

Seattle mayoral candidate Cary Moon poses in her campaign office overlooking the International District in downtown Seattle Oct. 30, 2017. If Moon were to win she would be the city’s first female mayor since Bertha Knight Landes was elected in 1926. Photo: Diodato Bouzigues
Politics Local
Cary Moon believes by diversifying her staff it will allow her to listen to different voices, multiple perspectives, and reflect the greater needs of the minority and lower-income communities. ...
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Indian Transgender Woman Maya Jafer Speaks on Trump Travel Ban

Maya Jafer
Editorial
In the 10 years it took me to become a U.S. citizen, I faced financial hardship, dozens of interviews, and lived in constant fear of deportation. Despite being a highly skilled, in-demand worker as a doctor, the process was nothing short of painful. ...
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National Queer Asian Pacific Island Alliance: No DACA Deal with the Devil, Not This Time!

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
Politics Editorial
Canceling DACA puts the lives of 800,000 undocumented young people at risk of deportation. NQAPIA demands a clean DREAM Act without any enforcement provisions. ...
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Governor Signs Bill Modernizing California HIV Laws

Politics Health
Beginning in the late 1980s and at the height of the HIV epidemic, lawmakers passed several laws criminalizing otherwise legal behaviors of people living with HIV and added HIV-related penalties to existing crimes. ...
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Pramila Jayapal, Maxine Waters Unite Community at Re-Election Kick-Off

Politics Local
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA 7th District) was joined at FareStart Restaurant on Tuesday, September 19 by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA 43rd District). ...
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