Friday, July 23, 2021

Play

More than 10,000 NY and NJ airport workers will get health insurance as part of new contract negotiations; and Dr. Jill Biden is in Tokyo for the Olympic Games.

Play

Drama builds over who will serve on the House January 6th panel; Senate tries to hold tech accountable for COVID misinformation; and VP Harris promotes a path to citizenship for Dreamers.

Post Election: Women Are Stronger Together

Play

Thursday, November 10, 2016   

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Hillary Clinton lost in her bid to become the first female president of the United States, something advocates say would have advanced women's rights regardless of race, religion or political affiliation.

Marilyn Katz, founder of Chicago Women Take Action, says now that Donald Trump has been elected, advocates need to redouble their efforts at the grassroots level, because half of the country thinks some of the messages about women and minorities that came up during Trump's campaign were OK.

"Bangladesh, India, Israel, Britain have had women leaders, and here we are supposedly the most democratic country in the world and it's 2016, and the woman who runs for office is not only defeated but really vilified," she points out.

Katz says she doubts issues that are important to women will see much advancement in a Trump administration, but she believes women should take this time to become activists and speak out on issues such as equal pay, child care and reproductive rights.

Nancy Kaufman, president of the National Council of Jewish Women, says a lot of disparaging remarks were made about women and minorities during Trump's campaign, and instead of moping about his win, women need to get politically active.

"We have to continue to work for the issues and values that we hold dear,” she stresses. “I think some of our battles may move to the state where we think we can make some progress in preserving the rights of women to control their own reproductive health."

K. Sujata, president and CEO of Chicago Foundation for Women, says groups such as hers already have seen an increase in membership. She says because of social media, people can mobilize even if they don't live close to each other.

"Social media has really given up an opportunity to talk to each other from wherever we live and work,” she points out. “And I think this is where we can band together, whether we live in rural or urban areas."





get more stories like this via email

While most electricity in Utah is generated by gas or coal-powered plants, one regional utility is considering the nuclear option. (brianguest/Adobe Stock)

Environment

SALT LAKE CITY -- In the push toward carbon-free energy production, some cities in Utah and nearby states are considering a new type of nuclear …


Health and Wellness

TAMPA, Fla. -- Move United's USA Wheelchair Football League is expanding from four cities to nine, including Tampa, to give athletes with …

Environment

CRAIG, Colo. -- What would it look like if one in four households in the country was solar-powered? A new report from the "30 Million Solar Homes" …


According to the American Heart Association, one in five cardiac arrests occurs in public, such as on a job site. (Adobe Stock)

Health and Wellness

DES MOINES, Iowa -- People across the Midwest, including Iowans, have dealt with a series of heat waves this summer. Health experts say hotter …

Social Issues

NEW YORK -- Over 10,000 New York and New Jersey front-line airport workers will get health insurance as part of new contract negotiations that come at…

The right whale population has decreased by more than 100 animals since 2010. (Stephen Meese/Adobe Stock)

Environment

BOSTON -- A new survey finds widespread public support up and down the East Coast for protecting right whales from getting tangled up in fishing gear…

Environment

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A bill just introduced in the U.S, Senate would help thousands of species stay off the Endangered Species List - including …

Health and Wellness

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Amid mixed national messaging on COVID-19 and masks, the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends students …

 

Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021