Another week, another resignation; Hollywood finally addresses sexual harassment(Los Angeles Times)
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“The President of the United States is a white supremacist sympathizer, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has only enabled this terrifying reality,” Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet, said in a statement. “We demand that McConnell say more than just that Nazis are bad – he must take real action to hold President Trump accountable for sympathizing with neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville.”Read the article
As a result, Gregg has taken a more proactive approach to the bill, organizing rallies in Portland and hosting Women Resist house parties on behalf of the women’s advocacy group UltraViolet—an organization that, according to cofounder Nita Chaudhary, pooled support from its community of 1.3 million women (and men) to host rallies on Capitol Hill, buy anti-BCRA ad space on billboards and in newspapers, and even fly planes with banners urging on-the-fence senators to vote no.Read the article
Four protesters from UltraViolet, a women’s advocacy group, wore purple shirts that read, “USGA: Dump Sexist Trump” and stood as close to Trump’s viewing area as security permitted.Read the article
“Holding the tournament on this course sends the exact wrong message,” says Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet, a group that advocates for women’s rights. It’s been pushing the USGA for months to move this tournament to another course. UltraViolet even hired a plane to fly above the U.S. Open men’s championship in Wisconsin last month pulling a banner that urged the USGA to “take a mulligan, dump Trump.”
“They’re giving millions in revenue, free advertising and branding, to his platform and policies,” Thomas said, “which repeatedly degrade women, and encourage hate and division.”Read the article
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.Read the article
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.Read the article
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.Read the article
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.Read the article
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.Read the article