Pro-choice activists followed Google employees on their way to work this week to call attention to a little-known problem with search results

(Business Insider)

Karin Roland, chief campaigns officer for UltraViolet, said her organization has been in talks with Google for four years trying to get ads for what she calls “fake clinics” removed from Google search results and Google Maps.

“Women are seeking medical information, and Google is sending them to clinics that not only don’t actually provide what they claim to — but are actively trying to trick and mislead women,” Roland said.

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Trump Could Testify in ‘Apprentice’ Defamation Case After Judge’s Ruling

(Newsweek)

The ruling to push forward with Zervos’ case “is an important victory,” Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet, an organization fighting sexism, said in a statement.

“More than 20 women have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault and harassment. Just as he has tried to do with Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, Trump has tried to threaten and silence these women,” Chaudhary stated. “As we have seen over the last few weeks, these women will no longer be silent and that should scare the daylights out of Donald Trump.”

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National Women’s Group Holds Vigil in Bay Area, Demands Visa to Block Sales of Assault Weapons

(NBC Bay Area)

UltraViolet, a leading national women’s group, held a candlelit vigil and light projection outside of Visa headquarters in Foster City Thursday demanding the company to refuse sales from retailers who sell assault weapons.

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Trump Signs Olympic Sexual Abuse Bill Amid His Own Scandals

(Refinery29)

“Protecting children from sexual abuse must be a top priority for everyone in this country, and this bill is an important first step. We support this bill and are glad it is now law,” said Nita Chaudhary, cofounder of UltraViolet, a national women’s rights organization.

“But watching Donald Trump…be the one to sign this legislation into law is deeply disturbing. Trump has abused, insulted, assaulted, and harassed women throughout his entire life. In the last week alone, Trump repeatedly supported and sympathized with abusers over the survivors of abuse, and all amid reports that he feels the #MeToo movement is bad for businesses. The idea that he can sit in the White House and pretend to be a champion for the abused is absurd.”

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Women’s Group Sends President Trump a Powerful Message—Projected Onto His Own Hotel

(Glamour)

“DONALD TRUMP HARASSED OR ASSAULTED TWENTY WOMEN. CONGRESS: INVESTIGATE TRUMP. #SOTU”

That’s the message that women’s group Ultra Violet projected onto the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., tonight ahead of President Trump’s first State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. UltraViolet describes itself as “a 1,000,000 strong community that leverages high-profile media moments to hold decision makers accountable, create a cost for sexism, and shine a light on the people and policies that are improving all women’s lives.” And boy, did they take advantage of tonight’s high-profile moment.

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Women’s Group Shines Light On Trump Sexual Assault Allegations Before State Of The Union

(Huffington Post)

A women’s rights group used the occasion of Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address to bring renewed attention to allegations of sexual assault against the president.

UltraViolet, an organization aimed at fighting sexism in politics, media and pop culture, projected a message onto Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday evening, just hours before the president was scheduled to deliver his remarks. 

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Steve Wynn accused of pattern of sexual misconduct; Wynn Resorts stock drops 10%

(Los Angeles Times )

Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of the women’s advocacy group UltraViolet, called on the board of the casino company to fire Wynn and for the Republican National Committee to remove him as finance chair.

“Steve Wynn needs to go,” Chaudhary said in a statement. “He is a predator of the worst kind who used his position of power to sexually coerce his female employees.”

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Puzder resurfaces in Trump’s White House in spite of #MeToo movement

(Politico)

Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of the women’s advocacy group UltraViolet, agreed, saying that allegations of domestic abuse against Puzder disqualified him from serving in the administration. She added that “only a person with a history like Donald Trump could fail to see this.”

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Pantone’s color of the year is connected to LGBTQ rights

(Mashable)

Karin Rowland, chief campaigns officer for UltraViolet, said in a phone call Thursday that Pantone’s choice is more than timely.

“The color has a lot of resonance now,” she said, referring to the fight for women’s equality and issues about sexual assault and harassment.

Before Fox News fired longtime host Bill O’Reilly earlier this year, the group protested at company headquarters. The demonstrators’ signs included the signature ultra violet hue — highlighting the word “sexual predator.”

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Donald Trump Can’t Escape His Low Approval Ratings-Even During Thanksgiving

(Newsweek)

The women’s advocacy group UltraViolet announced that it’s running a series of anti-Trump TV ads from Tuesday through Sunday in Palm Beach, Florida, where the president will be spending time at his Mar-a-Lago resort. The clips will appear during Fox & Friends and Saturday Night Live, two programs Trump has proven he watches often.

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UltraViolet on the Senate Rules Change Allowing New Parents to Bring Their Children on the Senate Floor  

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FRIDAY 1:30PM: Women, Parents Deliver Jumbo Baby Bottles, “Let My Momma Vote” Onesie to Capitol Hill Offices Urging Senate to Modernize ‘Outdated’ Voting Rules 

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Women’s Group Congratulates Senator Tammy Duckworth for Making History as First U.S. Senator to Give Birth While in Office

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STATEMENT: Women’s Group on Ouster of Kevin Williamson from The Atlantic

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Constituents Deliver Baby Onesie to Sen. Duckworth’s Chicago Office Celebrating Her Milestone as the First Woman To Give Birth While Serving in the US Senate

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STATEMENT: Women’s Group Calls for Immediate Firing of Kevin Williamson from the Atlantic

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Women’s Group On Ruling That Summer Zervos’ Lawsuit Against Trump Can Move Forward

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Women’s Group Reacts to Visa’s Refusal to Block Sales of Assault Weapons

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Women’s Group Demands Visa, Mastercard Refuse to Process Sales From Retailers Who Sell Assault Weapons

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Women’s Group Responds To Trump’s “Mere Allegation” Tweet 

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The Atlantic’s new racist, sexist writer–Kevin Williamson–was fired