Category Archives: HERvotes

By: Maggie Fridinger,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations Every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten in the United States.  One in four women are subjected to violence during their lifetime. Perpetrators do not discriminate … Continue reading

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By: Dani Nispel,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations What could happen on college campuses if Congress doesn’t pass the real VAWA? When students and parents are looking at colleges and universities to consider, they will have … Continue reading

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By: Sarah Lindemann, Photography Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations Not many teenage girls would jump at the chance to wear spandex six days a week, but I asked “how high?” Joining a high school sports team helped to define … Continue reading

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By: Dani Nispel,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations The critics of Title IX are loud and proud: it’s a quota system that’s no longer necessary to level the playing field. Implicit in that statement is the … Continue reading

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By: Maggie Fridinger,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations This week women’s rights advocates have a reason to party.  June 23, 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  Over the … Continue reading

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By: Maggie Fridinger,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations On May 23, 2012, I attended the Paycheck Fairness Act press conference on the Hill as a representative from the National Council of Women’s Organizations. Senators Patty Murray … Continue reading

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By: Dani Nispel,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations I need the Paycheck Fairness Act. We all do. I’m a junior in college and in two years, my job hunt begins. The prospect of only making 77 … Continue reading

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By: Dani Nispel,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations The National Council of Women’s Organization’s Women’s Health Task Force held a panel discussion this past Tuesday called, Blaming the Victim: A Discussion about Diseases and Conditions Women … Continue reading

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By Becky Mezzanotte In a world where I continually hear gripes about the political state of the U.S., I can always seem to find a small piece of silver lining somewhere. For the health care law that passed in March of 2010, … Continue reading

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By Kendra McCormick Throughout the economic crisis, many successful policies that improve women’s economic security and ensure our access to health care have been put in jeopardy. Even our right to vote is being attacked. However, I feel most threatened … Continue reading

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