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Sandra Fluke

Sandra Fluke is a nationally recognized social justice attorney and a current candidate for California State Senate.

Entries by Sandra Fluke

'Silence Encourages the Tormentor, Never the Tormented'

(13) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 5:33 PM

Every time I look into the eyes of a victim of domestic violence and listen to her or his story, I can see and hear how important it is for them to speak safely about what they've endured. In the decade I've worked with survivors and advocated on their behalf,...

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Ending the Epidemic of Sexual Assault

(22) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 10:31 AM

The three of us have something in common. Each of us has had a very close look at the devastation caused by sexual assaults on campuses across America every day. We also each hold a deep appreciation for the power of student activism, because as students we have each spoken...

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When It Comes to California's Water Crisis, We Are All in This Together

(32) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 5:27 PM

I grew up in a town with a nuclear reactor. The entire region was sold the promise of a power source and good-paying jobs, but that promise was inadequate given the environmental and safety risks my community was asked to shoulder. Because the hazards and consequences of the reactor were...

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Steps We Must Take to Improve Pay Equity

(230) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 7:55 AM

It has been more than 50 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, yet women still don't earn equal pay for equal work.

It's time we fix this for women in Los Angeles and across the country. We need to fix this...

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Five Things You Should Know About Me

(8) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 4:26 PM

My career has always been devoted to the public interest, whether representing victims of human trafficking and domestic violence or advocating for social justice legislation. A few years ago, I was unexpectedly thrust into the public eye when I testified before members of Congress regarding the importance of comprehensive insurance...

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We're Not 'The Entitlement Generation'

(5027) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 8:37 AM

Last weekend, Representative Walsh said he was "offended" by me, a "life-time student," and that he wanted me to stop acting "entitled" and "get a job." He explained that it wasn't my fault because my generation has been raised this way and doesn't know how to take care...

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Why I'm Standing With President Obama Today

(3734) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 8:35 AM

President Obama is in Denver today to outline the choice in this election and how it will affect every woman in America. This election decides whether years of struggle for basic health care rights that so many women fought for will be rolled back. I'll be standing with the President...

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Thank You, Affordable Care Act!

(4678) Comments | Posted March 22, 2012 | 1:49 PM

Over the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to meet and speak with several media outlets in an effort to tell the stories of women who would be helped by comprehensive reproductive healthcare, particularly affordable access to contraception through insurance. While this experience has been emotionally and physically...

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