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Women of America, are you aware that we are still "second class citizens? he Equal Rights Amendment for women was introduced in every Congressional ession from 1923 - 1972, when it finally passed. 35 states have ratified it but we still need 3 more states before it can become a part of the Constitution and give women full citizenship rights.
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They're at it again. Unelected bureaucrats are meeting behind closed doors making decisions that could cost tens of thousands of good jobs.
It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We don’t know what’s in it, but we know who wrote it: corporate lobbyists and representatives of countries that include repressive regimes with no concern for labor or environmental standards.
We should have learned our lesson by now. Bad trade agreements create a race to the bottom which benefits only the multinationals. It lets them export jobs, undermine environmental standards and restrict internet freedom.
Now they want "fast-track" rules on a secretly negotiated treaty. Fast track means Congress skips the amendment process and skips to vote all before they even know what is in the treaty.
The corporate lobbyists don’t want the public to have the chance to see what’s in this deal -- and they don’t want Congress to change what they are trying to foist on America.
As Sen. Elizabeth Warren said, "they have to be secret because if the American people knew what was going on, they would be opposed."
American jobs and strong environmental protections are too important to rush through another bad trade agreement.
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It's called the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and it was adopted at the 1979 U.N. Decade for Women Mid-Decade Conference in Copenhagen. The Convention or CEDAW, as it's known, is an international Bill of Rights for women. The Convention is the most comprehensive and detailed international agreement which seeks the advancement of women. The Convention, we believe, will contribute to achieving equality of women and men throughout the world.
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Help defend women's rights and pursuit of equality. Americans all across the United States joined on April 28th, 2012, together as one to tell members of Congress in Washington DC and legislators in all 50 states, "Enough is enough!". We now have video clips available