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3/24/2014  -  FMF Will Deliver Thousands of Petitions to the Supreme Court Tomorrow in Support of the ACA Birth Control Benefit!

The Feminist Majority Foundation will deliver thousands of petitions to the US Supreme Court tomorrow in support of the Affordable Care Act birth control benefit, s . . .

3/12/2014  -  Feminist Majority Endorses Marisa DeFranco For US House of Representatives from MA-06

The Feminist Majority is proud to announce our endorsement of Marisa DeFranco for U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts 6th district. Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority stated: "Marisa DeFranco is a long-time and very s . . .

3/10/2014  -  Feminist Majority Endorses Maura Healey for Attorney General of Massachusetts

The Feminist Majority is proud to announce today its endorsement of Maura Healey for Massachusetts Attorney General. Healey is an experien . . .

1/29/2014  -  Feminist Majority Applauds President Obama's Year of Action

The Feminist Majority today applauds President Obama for leading the charge on creating greater economic opportunity and security for women and families nationwide in his annual State of the Union Address. During last night's speech, President O . . .

1/29/2014  -  Feminist Majority Denounces the Passage of H.R. 7 in the House

The Feminist Majority decries the passage of a dangerous and extreme abortion coverage ban by the U.S. House of Representatives - the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," H.R. 7. Republicans passed H.R. 7 by a vote of 227-188 with 221 Republicans . . .

1/22/2014  -  FMF Applauds White House Initiative to Prevent Campus Rape

WASHINGTON — Feminist Majority Foundation today applauds President Barack Obama and the White House Council on Women and Girls for taking concrete steps to prevent and respond to the national epidemic campus sexual violence. Today, President Oba . . .

1/16/2014  -  Feminist Majority to Supreme Court: Don't Gut Federal Domestic Violence Law

WASHINGTON -- The Feminist Majority today urges the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban. The Court heard arguments yesterday in U.S. v. Castleman, a cas . . .

1/15/2014  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Supports Clinic Buffer Zones

WASHINGTON -- The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today on whether local governments can create safety buffer zones around reproductive health clinics to ensure that patients, doctors, and healthcare workers can enter these facilities witho . . .

1/7/2014  -  Feminist Majority Congratulates Janet Yellen on Historic Confirmation as Next Federal Reserve Chair

WASHINGTON - The Feminist Majority today applauds Janet Yellen on her confirmation as the first woman in history to lead the Federal Reserve. The Senate approved her confirmation Monday night 56-26. Her nomination approval by the Senate Banking Co . . .

1/6/2014  -  Millions of Women Have ACA Contraceptive Coverage But Not Employees of Little Sisters

The Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged (Little Sisters of the Poor), a non-profit religious organization that operates a chain of nursing homes for the elderly poor, has argued to the U.S. Supreme Court that it should be exempt from the con . . .

12/6/2013  -  Press Advisory: Feminist Majority Foundation Celebrates Nelson Mandela's Legacy

WASHINGTON -- Feminist Majority Foundation today remembers the legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela and celebrates his life-long commitment to peace and equality. "Mandela remains an inspiration for all those fighting for libert . . .

11/26/2013  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Urges US Supreme Court to Let Women Not Bosses Make Decisions About Birth Control

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the contraceptive coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The provision guarantees that all new health insurance plans cover FDA-approved contraceptives, including the pill and IUDs, . . .

11/20/2013  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Celebrates Gloria Steinem's Presidential Medal of Freedom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2013 WASHINGTON -- Feminist Majority Foundation today applauded and celebrated Ms. magazine co-founder Gloria Steinem on being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Steinem was one of 16 honorees to rec . . .

11/12/2013  -  Feminist Groups Condemn Senate Republicans for Extending War on Women to Judicial Nominations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2013 Feminist Majority and Allies Call for Up-or-Down Vote on Nina Pillard WASHINGTON -- Feminist Majority, The National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Black Women's Roundtable today deplored the Senate . . .

6/26/2013  -  Supreme Court Recognizes Reality, Marriage Equality Lives

Feminists nationwide are celebrating two Supreme Court decisions to uphold marriage equality for same-sex couples. In a narrow 5-4 decision the Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) with Justice Kennedy writing the deci . . .

6/5/2013  -  Feminist Majority Foundation Applauds Plan B Ruling

Today the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must immediately begin selling emergency contraception over the counter to anyone who asks for it. The court partially rejected a stay requested by the Dep . . .

6/4/2013  -  Statement of Eleanor Smeal - Remembering Senator Frank Lautenberg

A Strong Supporter of Women's Rights Senator Frank Lautenberg, who had the support of the feminist movement in New Jersey and nationwide throughout his Senate career, was a leader in many fights for women's rights. He was the author and champio . . .

5/2/2013  -  Feminists Critical of Decision to Appeal Plan B Ruling

Late Wednesday night, the Obama Administration filed an appeal in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals challenging a federal judge's decision that emergency contraception must be made available over the counter with no age restrictions. According to the . . .