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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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Women need schedules that work!

Women need schedules that work!

Elizabeth Warren has a bold new plan to help working moms--and needs our help right away! It's called the Schedules That Work Act, and Congress could act on it at any moment--but legislators need to know the public stands behind it. Under Sen. Warren's awesome new plan, employers would no longer be able to get away with scheduling abuses--which most affect low-wage workers, especially moms--like wildly different hours from week to week and almost no advance notice of schedule changes. Will you tell Congress that scheduling abuses have gone on for far too long?

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Drop the charges against Laura!

Drop the charges against Laura!

Laura Browder, a mother of two, was thrilled to get a last-minute job interview in Houston, Texas. Without enough time or money to arrange for childcare, she brought her kids with her and planted them not 30 yards away so that she could keep an eye on them as she interviewed. She got the job--then she was arrested and is now facing child abandonment charges. The media coverage of Laura's story is growing. Thousands are outraged, and if we speak out now we can get the charges against her dropped. Will you sign the petition?

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Tell Congress: I stand with Planned Parenthood!

Tell Congress: I stand with Planned Parenthood!

Planned Parenthood is under attack and needs your urgent help. This is part of a systematic effort to destroy the venerable institution that serves 2.7 million women annually--with false claims and a misleadingly edited video. If supporters like us don't speak up, the extremists might succeed in shuttering Planned Parenthood clinics. But we beat back these attacks before--and won. And we need to step up again or risk being silenced. Can you sign our petition and leave a comment on why you support Planned Parenthood?

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Tell the FIFA Executive Committee: Pay women players fairly

Tell the FIFA Executive Committee: Pay women players fairly

The U.S. Women's soccer team made history last night after winning the World Cup for the third time. Their prize? $2 million. Not bad until you learn that the U.S. Men's team earned $8 million--for losing in the first round. Why? Because according to FIFA's leadership, equal pay for women is "nonsense." This is outrageous, but with media coverage around the game growing, FIFA's gender pay discrimination is finally getting some attention. If enough of us stand up to FIFA while billions of people and international media are watching, we can force FIFA to start respecting women and end its discriminatory pay practice.

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WTF, insurance companies?

WTF, insurance companies?

Obamacare is in trouble, but this time it's NOT the GOP--it's the insurance companies. According to a new report by our allies at the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) analyzing over 100 insurance plans in 15 states, from California to Florida, many refuse to provide free or low-cost birth control coverage. Other plans refuse to cover maternity care, prescription drugs, and even well-woman visits. All of this violates the Affordable Care Act--it's literally illegal and a blatant attempt to roll back reform.

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Why are Google, YouTube, and Hulu censoring these ads?

Why are Google, YouTube, and Hulu censoring these ads?

Why are Google, YouTube, and Hulu censoring UltraViolet's ads about abortion? With a national abortion ban likely to come up for a House vote and 1 in 3 women to have an abortion by age 45, talking openly about abortion is vital for a robust, informed conversation. But these companies' ad representatives rejected our ads, claiming the topic is "non-family safe"--lumping women's health in with porn, sex toys, and hookup sites. We know that pressuring companies like Google can work--Google agreed to remove ads from medical fraud centers that deceive women about abortion after customers spoke out. If we raise our voices again, we can reverse its decision here. Can you sign the petition?

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