UltraViolet members helped save the Affordable Care Act!

In July 2017, the Senate voted down the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act! Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his band of Republicans were inches away from swiping care from millions of people, but they were no match for a key set of tireless UltraViolet members who showed up again and again, month after month, since almost immediately after Election Day 2016, from Maine to Alaska. You held sit-ins and speak-outs, letter-writing and call Congress house parties, and even emergency spur-of-the-moment rallies. Your work was integral to ensuring senators didn’t vote to rob millions of their health care. Read more

Signet Jewelers CEO and sexual harasser Mark Light retires

Signet Jewelers–parent company of Kay Jewelers and Jared Galleria–CEO, Mark Light will start an early retirement at the end of July 2017. Over 44,000 UltraViolet members called on Signet to fire Light after news broke that hundreds of women who worked for the jewelry company reported being demeaned, groped, or forced into sex to get a raise or promotion, including by Light himself. Now that Light is gone, Signet can finally start the work of reforming their disturbing sexual harassment problem in earnest.

Fox News Fires Bill O’Reilly

After nearly 80,000 UltraViolet members signed a petition calling on Fox to fire O’Reilly. Over 500 survivors of sexual assault signed onto a letter to 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch demanding accountability for sexual harassment and assault at Fox News urging Murdoch to fire Bill O’Reilly. And dozens of members protested outside of Fox News HQ. Fox fired O’Reilly and UltraViolet members proved once again there must be a cost to sexual harassment. Read more about the campaign here.

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