BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Oct 28, 2014
Nov. 4 marks midterm elections in the United States, and MoveOn is one organization that wants to make sure everybody gets out to vote!
MoveOn is a community of 8 million Americans who share the common goal of winning campaigns for progressive change. The organization is asking for volunteers at its field offices to come in, step up for progress, and call women voters located in important battleground states, like Colorado, Iowa and North Carolina, to make sure everyone votes and has his or her voice heard this November. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Oct 23, 2014
Lady Parts Justice, the group organizing and educating voters to put more women and women's rights-friendly politicians in office, is back and you're invited to their next event!
Writer and activist Sarah Sophie Flicker, Lizz Winstead (co-creator of The Daily Show) and DJ Tennessee Thomas will be hosting a shindig at the Orla Kiely flagship shop in SoHo, NYC (5 Mercer Street) on November 2, from 3-6pm. Read More
Don’t forget! This Saturday marks the first ever V to Shining V palooza: a night when women across the country will gather voting forces, farces, and finger foods, and begin plotting to throw a kink into the plans of local anti-feminist politicians. Lady Parts Justice even provides an official party kit for the occasion! So get your friends together, make sure you're all registered to vote, and find out how you should all strategically vote this fall to better women's reproductive rights in your state.
If you haven’t already planned a party, check out who did here. Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 20, 2014
Mark your calendars, ladies, and get your party hats on for V to Shining V, the First Annual Day of Pride for Women! On September 27th, block parties, house parties and all sorts of festivities will be hosted nation-wide to celebrate womanhood and to inspire people to vote in this coming November’s state elections.
The event was created by the group Lady Parts Justice, a politically active team of comedians, technologists and cultural influencers. Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Jun 04, 2013
As the centenary of Emily Davison's death approaches, we're reminded of how far we've come over the years, but also of the tough road that still lies ahead for women's rights. Davison was an incredibly prodigious activist in both life and death.
She fought arduously for women’s suffrage in Britain, leading her to be arrested nine times and force-fed a whopping 49 times. Her most infamous stunt involved stepping in front of King George V’s horse at the Epsom Derby, which injured her to the point of dying four days later, on June 8th of 1913. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Nov 06, 2012
You thought your voting experience was painful? Check it: Galicia Malone, a 21-year-old from Dolton, Illinois, went into labor and somehow managed to vote before heading to the hospital. Her water had already broken by the time she reached her local polling station, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr.
“I wanted this to be a stepping-stone for my daughter,” Galicia, a first-time voter, said.
Galicia, we salute you! That kind of dedication is what makes democracy go ‘round.
Photo via nbcchicago. Read More
If you want women to have the same rights as men, the best thing you can do is vote tomorrow. The ERA Education Project focuses on ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, which simply states that women and men are equal under the law.
“Why is this still even a question? Aren’t all people supposed to be equal in the U.S.? Aren’t women people? What on earth is going on here?” says Kamala Lopez, founder of the ERA Education Project. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Nov 05, 2012
You probably (hopefully) know this already, but tomorrow is Election Day. Lotsa people will be hitting the polls to cast their vote for President, and we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should most definitely be one of them.
1. Voting is a super easy way to make your voice heard--cliche, yes, but true--and feel like you’re contributing to our country’s future.
2. It’s an important thing to do, as the POTUS obviously has a lot of authority over anything concerning our country and its people.
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BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 26, 2012
The always-controversial Lena Dunham strikes again with a new campaign ad for Barack Obama, in which she compares voting for the first time to losing your virginity.
In the video, called “Your First Time,” Lena says, “Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy.” She goes on to list reasons to vote for Obama: health insurance, access to birth control, bringing the troops home from Iraq, the Lilly Ledbetter Act, and gay marriage.
“My first time voting was amazing,” Lena says. “It was this line in the sand. Before, I was a girl. Read More
BY Brittany Houlihan
on Oct 16, 2012
Whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, somewhere in the middle, or just someone who likes to poke fun at politics, Fab's collection of political items seems to have something for everyone.
Two of the items are Romney and Obama candy dispensers, cleverly named Political Poopers. If you have a dog, you can buy eco-friendly biodegradable poop bags to show your preference or “smear the rival” (eww). There’s also a cool tote bag with a graphic of Obama with an afro. Read More