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Jackie Speier

Congresswoman: CEOs Should Sleep In Shelters To Get A Grip On Poverty

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact

Given the choice, most thriving Silicon Valley CEOs would likely prefer throwing money at the area’s poverty issue or ranting about it on social med...

Jackie Speier Elected To Another Term

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jackie Speier (D) has been re-elected to represent California's 14th Congressional District. Speier, who served for two decades in the Califor...

90 Years On, The Fight For The Equal Rights Amendment Continues

AP | By DAVID CRARY | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

Drafted by a suffragette in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment has been stirring up controversy ever since. Many opponents considered it dead when a 10-...

Friday Talking Points -- Past, Present and Future

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Forty years ago today, President Nixon addressed the nation to announce he would be resigning the next day -- the only time in US history this has happened. Today, President Obama announced the US will be dropping bombs on Iraq once again. That's a pretty heavy-duty amount of the past to contemplate, in one week.

Tyler Kingkade

New Bill Would Shed Daylight On Schools Under Investigation For Sexual Violence | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.01.2014 | College

If a new bipartisan bill is enacted, the public may learn of even more colleges and universities facing federal scrutiny for possibly underreporting s...

Tyler Kingkade

Critical Piece Of White House Sexual Assault Plan Faces Early Opposition | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.29.2014 | College

One of the key recommendations from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault is a proposal that the higher education communi...

Why Using Campus Security Stats to Rank Colleges Won't Work

Annie E. Clark | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Annie E. Clark

As I told the mother interested in sending her daughter to a "safe school," families should look at the written and practiced policies at an institution.

Tyler Kingkade

Should U.S. News' College Rankings Include Campus Safety? | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.11.2014 | College

A group of lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. News & World Report this week urging the magazine to include information about campus safety in its highly ...

With Upcoming Discussion on Limiting Abortion Rights, the Personal Is Political

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Rep. Karen Bass

To break the issue of abortion rights down to a battle over "messaging," or ensuring that Republican members of the House give some necessary red meat to their base, ultimately has a much more dire impact on the body politic.

Democrat Flaunts Vodka, Caviar To Protest Food Stamp Cuts

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

The House of Representatives voted to slash nearly $40 billion in food stamp aid Thursday. Though members advocating for the aid program ultimately lo...

Molly O'Toole

Military Sexual Assault Prevention, From 'Ask Her When She's Sober' To 'Submit' | Molly O'Toole | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

"Ask Her When She's Sober," the tagline of a Pentagon poster campaign designed to educate members of the military about sexual assault. A video ga...

Make It in America

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

Globally, people are buying again. Yet, in the United States, consumers continue to purchase cars, computers and phones not made in America. It is past time that consumers recognize the emerging power of "Made In America" products and services.

Mad Men Mores Run Rampant at Military Sexual Trauma Hearing

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Rather than give lip service to victims and continued power to victimizers, the leaders must remove commanders from convening rape prosecutions.

Rape and Winning

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Like suicide, sexual assault is skyrocketing in the military. Why? Could it be that the problem is deeply structural? Could it be that it's related to the domination culture the military embodies.

Dem Rep Exposes Disturbing Marines Facebook Page

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

One day after a Pentagon report revealed a jump in military sexual assaults, more evidence has emerged of disturbing behavior toward female service me...

Molly O'Toole

Lackland Sex Scandal Reaches The House | Molly O'Toole | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Paula Coughlin and Jennifer Norris finished each other's sentences, laughed loudly and put a hand on the other's shoulder. Coughlin is a...

Dem Rep Blasts Anti-Gay 'Quackery'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) unveiled a measure this week meant to take national steps to protect minors from so-called ex-gay conversion therapy, or...

The Walls Are Closing In On The Ex-Gay Industry

Wayne Besen | Posted 01.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

In 1998 fifteen religious-right organizations launched a huge advertising campaign to promote "pray away the gay" programs. Anti-gay activist Robert Knight called it the "the Normandy landing in the larger cultural wars." But things didn't quite work out as Knight had hoped.

Molly O'Toole

Air Force Sex Scandal Report Cites 'Abuse Of Power' Amid Petraeus, Allen Investigation | Molly O'Toole | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

A U.S. military shaken by the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus and the investigation of its top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, a...

Molly O'Toole

The War We're Losing: U.S. Military Fails Female Victims Of Military Sexual Assault | Molly O'Toole | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

NEW YORK -- On an isolated hilltop outpost overlooking a town in Eastern Afghanistan in spring 2007, a cell phone rang. If the phone -- a detonatio...

Honoring Women Who Serve

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

It is disturbing that many women service members believe that they are in more danger of experiencing sexual assault from their male comrades in arms than they are of being felled by enemy fire.

SFO Launches Program To Combat Human Trafficking

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.20.2012 | San Francisco

An innovative new program at San Francisco International Airport will train airport personnel to identify and stop human trafficking on commercial air...

NOH8 On The Hill: 10 Members Of Congress Pose For Marriage Equality (PHOTOS)

Laurence Watts | Posted 04.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts


WATCH: Congresswoman Wants Probe After Park Ranger Tases Dog Walker

AP | Posted 04.03.2012 | San Francisco

MONTARA, Calif. -- A California congresswoman wants an independent investigator to determine whether a federal park ranger used excessive force when s...

The Invisible War

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.18.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Some people feel that talking about these crimes, prosecuting them and seeking legal recourse weakens our military. It is the exact opposite.