Ultraviolet

Equality at a Higher Frequency

UltraViolet is a community of women and men, fighting to expand women's rights and combat sexism everywhere - from politics and government to media and pop culture.

Ultraviolet: Equality at a Higher Frequency

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Sexism and sexual harassment in Congress

Sexism and sexual harassment in Congress

"Don't lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby." That's what one Member of Congress said to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand--while squeezing her waist. In interviews this week she revealed even more sexist comments and attitudes she's endured from her male colleagues. We need to speak up now, and tell our U.S. Senators and Representatives that we expect them to leave the sexism and sexual harrassment behind.

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Tell the Senate: Pass the bill to reverse Supreme Court's birth control ruling

Tell the Senate: Pass the bill to reverse Supreme Court's birth control ruling

June's Supreme Court decision gutting access to birth control was devastating -- but the good news is that something can be done. The Not My Bosses' Business Bill was just introduced in Congress to reverse the Supreme Court's decision gutting women's right to birth control coverage -- and it has HUGE momentum. If we shine a spotlight on this bill and bring it to a vote, we'll know which members of Congress support affordable access to birth control -- and which side with 5 men on the Supreme Court.

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Thank you President Obama!

Thank you President Obama!

Big news! President Obama just signed 2 executive orders for equal pay--benefiting 26 million people who may be earning less simply because they're women. Will you sign the card thanking Obama for taking action to end gender discrimination in pay?

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Chicago on the brink of a major change

Chicago on the brink of a major change

Chicago is at a tipping point that would create a major change for working families. The Chicago City Council has introduced an ordinance that would provide every employee in the city with paid sick days that can also be used to care for family members. A majority of City Council members have voiced support (which is huge!), but just 9 more need to pledge they'll vote in favor to guarantee this awesome bill passes.

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