HERvotes Blog Carnival

In recognition of Women’s Equality Day, which celebrates women winning the right to vote in the U.S., and the anniversary of the 1963 civil rights march on Washington, a coalition of women’s groups are launching HERvotes.

NOW and allied organizations representing millions of women are coming together through HERvotes to mobilize women voters for the 2012 elections in order to protect and advance women’s Health and Economic Rights (HER rights). We are kicking off this effort with an Aug. 25-26 blog carnival highlighting issues that are critical to women voters.

The posts below are part of the #HERvotes blog carnival.


Top Ten Historic Advances for Women Now at Risk, Ms. magazine

Women’s Votes in 2012 Key to Ending Attacks on Economic and Reproductive Rights, by Terry O’Neill, President, National Organization for Women

HERvotes – Coming Together to Counter Extremist Attacks on Women’s Health and Economic Security, by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, MomsRising.org

Commercialized Sexualization and the Choice to Opt Out, by Susan Linn, MomsRising.org

Stop the War on Women: Elect Women, by Sarah Burris, MomsRising.org

Your Genes, Your Rights, ACLU

How Restrictions on Health Care Funding Affects Low-Income Women’s Access to Care, by Amanda Dennis and Ruth Manski, MomsRising.org

Think You’re Covered? Think Again., ACLU

The Education Front of The War on Women, by Melanie Ross Levin, Senior Outreach Manager, National Women’s Law Center (NWLC)

Shop Healthy. Eat Healthy. Stay Healthy: Support Businesses Whose Workers Earn Paid Sick Days, by Marianne Bellesorte, MomsRising.org

Lending Programs Give Struggling Small Businesses a Helping Hand, by John Arensmeyer, Founder and CEO of Small Business Majority

The time to mobilize women voters is now in preparation for 2012, by Carla Reed, MomsRising.org

Women Holding the Line, Ms. Foundation for Women

Women’s Groups Join Forces to Protect Health and Economic Rights, by Ashley Horne, Director of Programs and Policy, National Council of Women’s Organizations (NCWO)

HERVotes: Why Women Must Vote in 2012, by Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation and Publisher of Ms. Magazine

Candidates Should Put the Majority — Women — Back in the Debate, by Martha Burk, Director, Corporate Accountability Project, National Council of Women’s Organizations (NCWO)

Three Ways Not to Celebrate Women’s Equality Day – August 26, 2011, by Gloria Feldt

What revolution? Why haven’t women pushed harder for caring work to be valued?, PhD in Parenting

Super Committee, Don’t Leave Behind Older Women and Their Families, by Maggie Flowers, Field Manager, Elder Economic Security Initiative, Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW)

Breastfeeding as a Health Policy Issue is a Win-Win, by Karen Farley, RN, IBCLC, California WIC Association

Economic Policy: It’s Personal, by Nancy Wilberg, National Council of La Raza

Brooklyn Grandmother Takes a Stand, by Monifa Bandele, MomsRising.org

Military Women Deserve Equal Medical Care, ACLU

Unfinished Business: Let’s Get Busy, by Melanie Campbell, The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Friends Don’t Let Friends Stay Home on Election Day. Especially girlfriends., WIN

Continuing and Sustained Attacks on Roe v. Wade, by Stephanie Drahan, National Women’s Law Center

New Threats to Women’s Economic Security from the Super-Committee, by Katherine Gallagher Robbins, National Women’s Law Center

Have You Had Enough? I Know I Have!, by Kathleen Scully, Pathways PA

Creating a Safe Space in the Most Obvious Place: At Home, by Alicia Gay, ACLU

Discrimination Against Pregnant Women and New Mothers Is Not a Work-Life Balance Issue, by Dina Bakst, MomsRising.org

Ladies, Get Your Vote On, by Colleen Eliza, WIN

Lesson Learned From Elders: Don’t Mess With A Good Thing, by Meika Loe, Ms. Magazine Blog

Vote Like Your Life Depends on It. Because It Does, by Kathy Spillar, Ms. Magazine Blog

HERvotes & Your Voice: Grips Around My Neck Edition, by Jillian J. Foster, WIN

HERvotes: Defending Historic Gains for Women’s Health, Raising Women’s Voices

Denial Ain’t Just A River In Egypt: How Cairo Brought Out My Inner and Outer Feminist, by Becky Mezzanote, NCWO

As A Young Woman, I Need Healthcare! by Kendra McCormick, NCWO

Candidates Should Put the Majority–Women–Back in the Debate, by Martha Burk, NCWO

How We’re Celebrating Women’s Equality Day, by Joan Entmacher, National Women’s Law Center (NWLC)

Women’s Equality Day 2011: The Start of Something Big, by Linda Hallman, AAUW

Breastfeeding Backlash?, by Ashley Boyd, MomsRising.org

Protecting the Rights of Pregnant Women, by Vibhuti Mehra, Communications & Development Director, Labor Project for Working Families

This Time, Vote Like You Mean It!, by Cindy Pearson, Co-founder, Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need

Kelley Williams-Bolar: One mother’s struggle to keep her family secure, by Dani McClain, ColorOfChange.org

“The Help” and the rights of domestic workers, by Gayle Kirshenbaum, Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Association

Boost Social Security benefits to close women’s pay and caregiving gap, by Tatsuko Go Hollo, Intern, Economic Opportunity Institute(EOI)

A Woman’s Work on Economic Equality is Never Done, by Kristin Maschka

Preserving Medicaid for the Present and the Future, by Danielle Garrett, Policy Fellow, National Women’s Law Center (NWLC)

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day , SheRights.com

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