‘Vote no’: Left takes to TV and sky to reach Murkowski

(Alaska Public Media)

“The banner will say ‘Murkowski don’t back down. Protect our care,’” Karin Roland, chief campaigns officer for the group UltraViolet, said. She said her group will have similar banners flying in Arizona and Maine, aimed at Senators John McCain and Susan Collins. They and Murkowski were the only Republican senators to vote against health care repeal in July.

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Left on ‘full war footing’ to stop Obamacare repeal

(Politico)

Ahead of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plans to vote next week on a new bill to dismantle the health law, the Democratic grassroots is on what one leading activist called “full war footing.”

The liberal group UltraViolet Action will launch an aerial banner campaign on Thursday targeting Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), who brought down the most recent GOP repeal plan.

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3K Sexual Assault Survivors Tell GOP ‘Stop Enabling Trump’ in Full-Page Washington Post Ad

(The Wrap)

We write as survivors of sexual assault to express our disgust at the Republican nominee for President’s vile treatment of women,” ad says

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Progressives try to tie Google to Trump with new Chrome extension

(The Hill)

UltraViolet Action released the browser extension Wednesday that modifies Google’s name in articles and other pages online with various playful phrases tying it to Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

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Amazon customers tell Jeff Bezos to ‘dump Trump’

(CNN Money)

More than 13,000 Amazon customers have signed a petition calling for the company to cut ties with Donald Trump.

The petition was created by UltraViolet, a women’s rights group, and addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

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Progressive group uses Trump as weapon against GOP senators

(Washington Examiner)

UltraViolet Action, a progressive women’s organization, has released a series of new ads that do exactly what leaders in the Republican party have long feared: turn Donald Trump into a weapon against the GOP.

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90s Scandals Threaten to Erode Hillary Clinton’s Strength With Women

(New York Times)

“It strains credulity for me to feel like Donald Trump is deeply concerned about the nefarious and terrible effects of slut shaming,” said Nita Chaudhary, a founder of UltraViolet, a women’s advocacy group. But, she added, the way Mr. Clinton’s accusers were treated “was a big ball of ugly.”

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Bernie Sanders: college sexual assault cases should be handled by police

(The Guardian)

In the past, activists have expressed distrust about police involvement in sexual assault investigations. Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet, a group that works to “expand women’s rights”, said in a statement that “police and prosecutors routinely fail survivors of sexual assault” and that “just two of every 100 perpetrators of sexual violence ever see a day behind bars”.

She said that Sanders’s answer “fails to acknowledge the reality many survivors face”, and his solution would “hurt rather than help survivors”.

“Sexual assault isn’t just a crime, it’s a civil rights violation, and schools are required by law to address it,” she said. “The decision about whether or not to report an assault to law enforcement should be entirely up to the survivor.”

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Is Hulu playing politics with this pro-choice ad?

(Daily Dot)

Online video streaming service Hulu is wading into Colorado politics by banning an online advertisement relating to abortion this week that the company deemed “too controversial.”

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