What “She Said” To Me

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Soccer fans, activists rally at U.S. Soccer headquarters for equal pay

(Chicago Tribune)

“It’s not complicated and it’s not right,” said Susan Hildebrand, national field director at Ultraviolet. “We’re here to support the team’s demand for equal pay. In addition to bringing home those four World Cup championships, the women’s team also brings in significant revenue.”

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‘Acosta Enables Sex Trafficking’ projected onto the Labor Department building

(The Hill)

Activists projected condemnations of Labor Secretary Alexander Acostaon the Department of Labor building Wednesday to protest his role in a controversial non-prosecution agreement with financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was arrested again over the weekend.

Progressive advocacy groups, including Credo Action, MoveOn, UltraViolet and the American Federation of Teachers, projected the words “Acosta Enabled Sex Trafficking” and “Acosta Must Go” on the building.

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Women Owned The Democratic Debates

(The Huffington Post)

“By showing up as the leaders they are — powerful, smart and deeply connected to the issues impacting all Americans — [Warren and Harris] showed us what a president could be and it was thrilling,” said Shaunna Thomas, the co-founder of the women’s advocacy group Ultraviolet, calling Harris and Warren the winners of the debates.

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Activists see NBC’s Democratic debate moderators as a win for representation


In an open letter this spring, the groups urged media outlets and other organizations to ensure that at least 50 percent of the moderators running the debates would be women and at least 50 percent would be people of color. UltraViolet Action, an organization dedicated to gender equity, spearheaded the letter, which also called out sexism in political media coverage writ large.

The group applauded the NBC lineup and urged other media outlets to follow suit.

“NBC’s decision to ensure that four out of the five moderators for the first Democratic presidential primary debate are women or people of color is a huge win for representation at the debates and a welcome change from the status quo,” said UltraViolet’s executive director Shaunna Thomas. “Our country has seen what happens as a result of unfair media coverage of presidential candidates — and this cannot be the reality in 2020.”

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Democrats Will Have Female And Nonwhite Moderator At Each 2020 Debate

(Huff Post)

Feminist group UltraViolet had been campaigning for weeks for major networks to include women and people of color as moderators in the upcoming primary and general election debates.

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Netflix threatens to boycott Georgia over heartbeat law

(CBS News)

National women’s group UltraViolet, which had urged Netflix to pull out of the state, commended the streamer for saying it would consider a boycott. Still the group is pressing Netflix to take an even more aggressive stand against the abortion ban.

“Netflix’s statement is appreciated, however waiting on the courts to act focuses on a distinction without a difference. The crisis moment is now,” said executive director and co-founder Shaunna Thomas. “We need Netflix to engage in this fight and use its economic power to speak out for Georgia women, and the hundreds of women who work on Netflix productions, to set an example for the whole country that putting women in danger has consequences – and refuse to do business in the State until the law is repealed.”

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Lights, Camera, No Action In Georgia: Hollywood Fights The State’s Abortion Law


National women’s advocacy group UltraViolet flew a plane over the Netflix’s Los Gatos, CA headquarters, urging the company to stop filming in Georgia, according to IndieWire.

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Hundreds of sexual assault survivors call for dismissal of upstate New York judge who did not send child rapist to prison

(New York Daily News)

The women’s advocacy group UltraViolet is asking the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct to remove McClusky. Nearly 35,000 people have signed their petition, including more than 675 survivors of sexual assault, the group said Wednesday.

“No one should have to go through an entire court case just to be told that their assault didn’t matter, but that’s what Judge McClusky said,” UltraViolet said in a letter to the commission.

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Police Officer Responsible For Assaulting Dyma Loving Formally Charged

(Essence )

Police Officer Alejandro Giraldo, responsible for brutally assaulting Dyma Loving on March 5 in Miami Dade County, has been officially charged with first-degree misdemeanor battery and third-degree felony official misconduct, according to a statement from her lawyer.  The disgraced cop turned himself in to authorities this morning.

For weeks, activists in the Miami area have been putting pressure on State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle to charge Giraldo in the case. A Color of Change petition demanded the state lock the officer up, while another petition from UltraViolet called for the Miami Dade Police Department to fire Giraldo as soon as possible.

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Women’s Group to DNC: Drop November Debate with MSNBC Until NBC News Cleans House and Launches Independent Investigation

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Women’s Group: “It’s Time for NBC to Clean House, Open Independent Investigation into Chiefs Andy Lack & Noah Oppenheim”

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Women’s Group Calls for Congress to Impeach Brett Kavanaugh Following More Evidence of Perjury and Sexual Misconduct Coming to Light

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Women’s Group to Patriots Owner Robert Kraft: Cut Antonio Brown Now

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TONIGHT: Groups to Project “Acosta Enables Sex Trafficking. Acosta Must Go” on Capitol Hill Tonight

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UltraViolet Demands All of Epstein’s Enablers—From Acosta to President Trump—be Held Accountable in New Case Alleging Sex Trafficking of Dozens of Minors

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UltraViolet Reacts to Pelosi’s Disregard for E. Jean Carroll Sex Assault Accusation Against President Trump: “Pelosi’s Refusal to Act is An Insult to Survivors”

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