This Week: Domestic Workers Rights, Anti-Abortion Ads, & More

It’s Time to Talk to Employers About Domestic Worker’s Rights ColorLines: “The first of its kind in the nation, the so-called “nanny law” grants fundamental labor protections to some 200,000 full-time and live-in nannies, housekeepers and elder-care providers in the state.” Mom Sues After Daughter Is Pictured on Anti-Abortion Billboard Jezebel: “The New York billboard that linked abortion with African-American genocide has been taken down, … Continue reading This Week: Domestic Workers Rights, Anti-Abortion Ads, & More

April is Sexual Assault Activism Month

Cross-posted from For the Birds. Since April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month – or if you take a page out of SAFER’s book it is Sexual Assault ACTIVISM Month – there are plenty of events, gatherings and benefits to raise awareness, honor survivors and engage in discussions around prevention. One quick way to take action is to support New Yorkers United Against Sexual Violence, by … Continue reading April is Sexual Assault Activism Month

This Week: Reproductive Justice Under Attack, Wisconsin Protests, & More

This is what “pro-life” means? Salon: “The excuse used by Republicans is that we are saving taxpayer money. Saving money in exchange for breast exams, cervical cancer screenings, STD testing and care: Welcome to the movement that has long billed itself as ‘pro-life.’” When rape is a risk that comes with the job Feministing: “In fact, when it comes to many dangerous professions, it’s only … Continue reading This Week: Reproductive Justice Under Attack, Wisconsin Protests, & More

Rep. Gwen Moore & Rep. Jackie Speier: Amazing Speeches on the House Floor

As House Republicans argued for extremist measures to cut assistance to women, children, and men who use Planned Parenthood’s services, Gwen Moore and Jackie Speier bravely shared their own personal experiences on the House floor.  Their words are a reminder of the dire necessity to have more women and people of color serving in legislative positions. Continue reading Rep. Gwen Moore & Rep. Jackie Speier: Amazing Speeches on the House Floor

Stand Up For Planned Parenthood

Please sign this petition: I Stand With Planned Parenthood. As budget cuts loom, Planned Parenthood is in danger of losing crucial federal funding, including funds to provide HIV testing, cancer screenings, birth control access, and many more services that Planned Parenthood provides on a sliding scale in communities across the country.  As one of millions of women who used these services during the years I … Continue reading Stand Up For Planned Parenthood