• Wishing Something Universal – Ep: 76
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    Wishing Something Universal – Ep: 76

    Lizzie: Hi, everyone! Happy post-Christmas! And happy post-Hanukkah too. Although that’s been over for a few weeks. And happy post-Winter Solstice! You know, I’m gonna forego mentioning every individual holiday and just wish everyone something universal. My name is Lizzie Bennet and Happy New Year! ..in the Gregorian Calendar. “Wishing Something Universal” Written by Kate Rorick Lizzie: Christmas was awesome. Dad loves his new socks, and no, I’m not going to quote my little sister and say “This is my haul!” while showing off various gifts, although I will say Jane gave me the most amazing box of 19th century decoupage valentines and Charlotte gave me a four terabyte hard…

  • Restrictive Legislation Hurts Us All
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    Restrictive Legislation Hurts Us All

    What do people who identify as one or more of the following have in common? They are all targets of restrictive legislation often by the very same lawmakers. ISPU gathered hard data from over 3,100 bills filed across all 50 U.S. states and found that between 2011 and 2017 lawmakers have proposed restrictive bills that limit access to the polls, immigration and asylum seeking, women’s reproductive rights, the rights of LGBTQ people, labor unions, and Muslim religious freedom. Among those proposed laws were 177 anti-shariah bills introduced in 37 state legislatures. But what do anti-shariah bills have to do with other kinds of restrictive legislation? Let’s look at one of…

  • Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Otilia
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    Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Otilia

    Otilia: Yeah, I think that they … Speaker 3: Good afternoon to everyone and thank you for accompanying us on this march. Okay. Otilia: My name is Otilia. I’m from Bolivia. Otilia: I’m a domestic worker. Otilia: Yeah, okay. I came to this country with a diplomat. Otilia: They treated me very badly. Otilia: When I came to this country, they told me that I would have every opportunity here. Otilia: But things didn’t happen that way. A lot of things changed. Otilia: Psychologically, I was treated very badly. Otilia: Morally I was treated badly. Otilia: Because I didn’t have communication with anyone. Otilia: I couldn’t talk to anyone except…

  • Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Dolores
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    Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Dolores

    Dolores: I just want to let you know that it’s with great joy and pride that I join my sisters here today. I just want you to know that … Don’t look at our numbers because we are strong and remember that you might be few of us here today, but you are with us in spirit. This trouble is not just up here. It’s all over. We are facing the same thing in New York. I know that it’s not … Listen to me when I say this. Don’t because you think we’re up here, we are immune to these people. We are fighting, but we are going through…

  • Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Carla Wara
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    Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Carla Wara

    Carla: Vengo de Bolivia con mi mama que trabajamos con una señora politica. Translator: Good afternoon, my name is Carla. I’m from Bolivia and my mother and her friend are working with some of the diplomats here in Washington D.C. Carla: El camino dificil. Por cada monte que eh tenido que escalar, por cada piedra que lastimo mis pies, por toda la sangre y el sudor y la suciedad, por todas las tormentas encegedoras y el calor ardiente, mi corazon canta una cancion de agradecimiento. Estas fueron las cosas que me fortalecieron a mí y a mi mama. Translator: The hard road, dedication to my mommy and me. For each…

  • Federal Women’s Leadership Forum
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    Federal Women’s Leadership Forum

    Well, good morning. Good afternoon. I have to say, welcome. Welcome to the White House. It is especially wonderful to have this group assembled and for this particular cause. Again, welcome to the White House. We’re really excited about today’s summit. My name is Tonya Robinson, and I’m the Special Assistant to the President for Justice and Regulatory Policy, but for today’s purposes, I will be your emcee, and perhaps more accurately, a relentless timekeeper, just by way of warning. [laughter] Thanks to the good work of the office of personnel, management, and their many partners in planning today’s summit, including the President’s Equal Pay Task Force. Really thanks to…

  • MOOC WHAW2.4x | 19.2 Strategies for Change: The 14th Amendment and Affirmative Action
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    MOOC WHAW2.4x | 19.2 Strategies for Change: The 14th Amendment and Affirmative Action

    – The logical strategy to many women as they awaited the passage of the ERA was to turn to the 14th Amendment. Ratified in 1867, the 14th Amendment provided that no person could be denied equal protection and due process on account of race. Many Supreme Court decisions over the years signaled the court’s unwillingness to add sex to the persons protected by the amendment. But in the mid-60s Title VII had opened the door to its inclusion. Our friend Pauli Murray then developed the argument that women’s functions might bring them more fully under the amendment’s protective shadow. “If, after all, race could be protected “by the 14th Amendment,”…

  • VT Senate introduces Equal Rights amendment to constitutiton
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    VT Senate introduces Equal Rights amendment to constitutiton

    RENEE: SOME MIGHT NOT KNOW VERMONT DOESN’T HAVE AN EQUAL RIGHTS AMMENDMENT PROTECTING WOMEN AND OTHER MINORITIES. BUT TODAY WITH THIS RESOLUTION THE SENATE HOPES TO ADD IT SOON.>>SO EVERYONE IN THIS STATE HAS ACCESS TO EQUAL RIGHTS AND JUSTICE ARE UNDER THE LAW. — JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW. RENEE: VERMONT SENATORS ARE CELEBRATING. THEY INTRODUCED THIS RESOLUTION CALLING TO ADD EQUAL RIGHTS INTO THE STATE CONSITITUTION. FACTS — >>I SHALL NOT BE DENIED BECAUSE OF RACE, AGE, SEX, RELIGION, CREED, COLOR, FAMILIAR STATUS, HIS ABILITY, GENDER IDENTITY, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. RENEE: THEY SAY LAWS IN THE PAST LIKE ABOLISHING SLAVERY AND RECOGNIZING GAY MARRAGE SKIRTTED AROUND THIS ISSUE OF…

  • Take On America with OZY – Nashville
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    Take On America with OZY – Nashville

    Right now we are living in a white privileged world. There’s no such thing as white privilege. There is a reason why there is separation of church and state. And I carry. It makes me feel safer. I know that he’s very crass, but I didn’t hire him to be my pastor. I hired him to fix the economy I don’t care about the tax code. I want people to have healthcare no matter what. I am particularly appalled by the systemic suppression of of minority voters. We’re the United States of America, and we’re in this together. Do the things that we can all agree on. Find this common…