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Women in Congress Plan To Wear Black For State Of The Union To Protest Sexual Harassment

The wearing of the color black became associated with a new meaning at this year’s Golden Globes Awards, where both women and men participated in sporting the color on the red carpet to make a statement on sexual harassment in the workplace and advocate for movements such as #MeToo and Time’s Up. Now, Congressional members have adopted the idea, leading to the announcement by the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG) or Congressional women in the

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Texas Republican Used Taxpayer Funds to Settle Sexual Harassment Scandal

Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX) used taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim made by a former aide who sued him for sexual harassment in 2014, according to a Washington Post report. The amount totaled $84,000 and was taken from a little-known treasury department fund created to cover workplace settlements involving lawmakers. The suit was filed by his former communications director Lauren Greene, who accused Farenthold of making sexual comments aimed at Greene to determine if

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Getting Involved in Local Politics Is a Great Way To Be a Catalyst For Change

I think it’s safe to say that one takeaway point we all gathered from this last election is that voting is simply not enough; in order to truly create progress, we need to become catalysts for change. One of the most effective ways to do this is to immerse yourself in local politics, as change happens at all levels of the political arena. Though passionate about politics and social activism, one of the most unexpected

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Show Your Support for Planned Parenthood by Wearing Pink Today

As many have heard, Congress isn’t giving up on their plan to shut down Planned Parenthood by defunding its many health centers. Today, Wednesday, March 29 is the day to fight back. Show your support for Planned Parenthood by wearing pink! Today is the day to resist and to show that we stand with Planned Parenthood. Congress does not have the right to control women’s bodies. Women have the right to health care and to

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4 Politicians That Will Restore Your Faith In American Politics

With the culture of political distrust and government backlash the United States has been experiencing in recent times, it seems as if all politicians can be branded as corrupt. Although none of these politicians are by any means perfect, these political figures possess a certain level of badass that may make you have slightly more faith in American politics again. Kyrsten Sinema Popularly dubbed as the “woman of firsts,” Congresswoman Sinema is the first openly

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5 Ways to Get Ready for the 2018 Election

Well, it’s official. The nightmare is real, and we’ll be living under a Trump presidency for the next four years. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing we can do until 2020. Currently, all three branches of government will be Republican controlled.  Along with donating to at risk organizations and continuing to protest, one of the most important things we can do is make sure this doesn’t last. In 2018, Democrats have the opportunity to take

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