Women’s advocacy group to fly anti-Trump banner at U.S. Open

(The Washington Post)

A women’s advocacy group will protest the USGA’s decision to hold this year’s U.S. Women’s Open at a Donald Trump-owned golf course by flying a banner over the men’s U.S. Open on Saturday in Erin, Wisc.

The banner, flown by a group called UltraViolet, will read “USGA/LPGA: TAKE A MULLIGAN, DUMP TRUMP” and will be in the air over the Erin Hills course from 5:30 to 7:30 Eastern time, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

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Women’s group criticizes Royals for running ads from anti-abortion organization

(USA Today)

A national women’s advocacy organization says it will fly a banner over the Kansas City Royals’ Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, protesting the team’s advertising agreement with an anti-abortion group. The banner will appear before the Royals’ game against the Houston Astros.

The advocacy group, UltraViolet, is calling for the Royals to cut ties with the Vitae Foundation, an anti-abortion group based in Jefferson City, Mo., that has branded ads on video boards at Royals games and is advertising on the team’s radio broadcasts.

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Amazon hit by protests over ads on Breitbart

(CNN)

A collection of advocacy groups gathered outside Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting Tuesday to protest the company’s advertising relationship with Breitbart, the far-right website.

The groups, including MoveOn, Sleeping Giants and UltraViolet, delivered petitions to Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) with more than one million total signatures, calling on the company to sever ties with Breitbart. Amazon indirectly advertises on Breitbart through third-party ad exchanges.

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Lawmaker Who Founded Misogynistic Reddit Page Resigns

(TIME)

Ahead of Wednesday’s vote, members of the women’s advocacy group UltraViolet, Action Together New Hampshire, Granite State Progress and Rep. Debra Altschiller held a news conference arguing that Fisher should be expelled. Some dressed as characters from the book and television series, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which imagines a dystopian republic in which women have lost their rights and even their identities.

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N.H. lawmaker who created incendiary ‘Red Pill’ forum resigns

(Boston Globe)

On Wednesday morning before the vote, members of UltraViolet, a national women’s advocacy organization, joined local activists for a rally outside the State House, urging lawmakers to expel Fisher.

“Robert Fisher is a rape promoter who has no place serving in government,” said Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet, in a statement.

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A Women’s Group Is Trolling President Trump About His Low Approval Rating

(Bustle)

The national women’s organization UltraViolet is trolling President Trump with its “More Popular Than Trump” campaign. The advocacy group has commissioned a digital billboard and Snapchat filter to target Trump’s New Jersey golf club during the president’s weekend visit.

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15 Surprising Facts About Trump’s Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey

(TIME)

It’s the home of the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open in July and the 2022 PGA Championship, which caused an outcry from several of Trump’s detractors.

Recently the women’s rights group UltraViolet staged a protest at Bedminster, calling for the Open to be moved from the facility, and 109,873 people signed the group’s petition.

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How Donald Trump’s Success Produced Bill O’Reilly’s Downfall

(The Atlantic)
“But, as Shaunna Thomas, the co-founder of Ultraviolet, a women’s rights organization that led protests against O’Reilly as recently as this week, pointed out: “It’s worth noting that he’s been a problem—a known sexual predator—for decades.”
Thomas explained that the issue of sexual harassment is now prominent in a way it has not been—ever—in part thanks to the president himself.  “Ultraviolet launched in 2012,” she recalled, “and it was hard to even name sexism as a real problem without getting real pushback, even on the left.”
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Bill O’Reilly Allegedly Leaving Fox Is The Latest Way That Women’s Groups Have Resisted — And Won

(Bustle)

Ultraviolet, a women’s rights group, was one of the leading voices in organizing women across the country to call for O’Reilly’s resignation. The group coordinated a demonstration outside of Fox News studios, and promoted a petition to the network that gained over 480,000 signatures. The group voiced their concerns in an open letter to Fox. An excerpt touches on the national impact of not holding men accountable.

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Bill O’Reilly Out at Fox News as Critics Vow ‘This Isn’t Over’

(NBC News)

The group that organized that protest, Ultraviolet, announced Wednesday that it will continue to place pressure on the network.

“Fox News’ problem with sexual harassment and assault is way bigger than just Bill O’Reilly,” said Ultraviolet co-founder Shaunna Thomas. “For years, Fox News executives, like Bill Shine, have provided cover for systematic sexual harassment and abuse of Fox New’s employees. From Roger Ailes to Bill O’Reilly, Fox News has consistently failed to provide a workplace safe from sexual harassment and abuse — and that’s a big problem.”

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Women’s Group Slams Bill Cosby for Plans to Host Town Hall Series Teaching Young People How to Avoid Sexual Assault Allegations

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In Protest to GOP Health Bill, Constituents Hold Speak-Outs at Senate Offices Nationwide

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Kansas City Royals Reject Radio Ads Aimed at Educating Fans on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

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UltraViolet Responds to David Bonderman’s Interruption, Sexist Comment Toward Arianna Huffington at Uber Meeting

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Women’s Group: ‘Anyone Who Saw The Access Hollywood Tape Should Not Be Surprised By Today’s Testimony,’ Congress Must Begin Impeachment Process

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TODAY 4PM: Plane Flies Over Kauffman Stadium Slamming Royals Ties to Extreme Anti-Abortion Group

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Women’s Group Slams Kansas City Royals For Partnering With An Extremist Anti-Abortion Group

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