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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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Michigan State University: Drop George Will

Michigan State University: Drop George Will

Hosting a rape apologist is one of the last things a school with a rape problem should do. Yet, Michigan State University (MSU) just announced that the December 13th commencement speaker will be George Will, the columnist who said that campus rape survivors are making it up to achieve a "coveted status" of "victimhood." Coming from a school under investigation for mishandling reports of sexual assault, the move blatantly disregards survivors and is completely unacceptable.

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Justice for Mike Brown

Justice for Mike Brown

In a shocking failure of our justice system, a St. Louis grand jury refused to indict Darren Wilson--the police officer who murdered unarmed Black teen Mike Brown, igniting a firestorm of protests in Missouri and beyond. No mother--or father--should ever have to experience the agony of losing a child to police violence. And for far too many Black and Latino families, loss has only been made worse by the denial of justice. In moments of national reckoning such as this one, none of us can afford to stay silent. That's why UltraViolet is joining our friends at ColorOfChange in demanding that our national leaders step in to ensure justice for Mike Brown.

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Justice for Tondalo Hall

Justice for Tondalo Hall

Her partner severely beat her and her children--but she's the one serving 30 years in prison. Tondalo Hall, a 30-year old mother from Oklahoma, is serving a sentence 15 times that of the man who abused her--for "failing to protect" her children from him. It's a cruel failure of the justice system that all too often punishes survivors of domestic violence. Right now, we have a chance to make it right--but only for a few days. Can you sign the petition?

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Tell President Obama: Take a stand for women against the Republican Congress

Tell President Obama: Take a stand for women against the Republican Congress

On Election Day, extremist Republicans and their anti-woman ideas took control of both houses of Congress. They are led by politicians who pledged to enact sweeping abortion bans, take away women's right to birth control coverage, and do away with equal pay legislation. There's one bold response we need, and thousands are already demanding it. President Obama has been a champion for women, but now we really need him to know that we're counting on him to block extremist attempts to roll back women's rights. Can you join the call?

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Stop the sexual assault of women at Karnes!

Stop the sexual assault of women at Karnes!

Countless women have been raped at a for-profit detention center in Texas. The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Civil Rights has the power to investigate and hold this facility accountable. Can you join Human Rights First, the University of Texas Law School, and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund in calling for a full investigation?

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Judge Fuller must resign

Judge Fuller must resign

Federal Judge Mark Fuller was arrested for domestic violence last month after his wife called 911 during the attack. But rather than face trial, Fuller agreed to an intervention program. He will spend no time behind bars--he's set to return to the bench--and his record will be expunged. If we all call for his resignation now, the public outcry will force him out of the judgeship. Will you add your name?

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