Progressives try to tie Google to Trump with new Chrome extension
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.
Progressive group uses Trump as weapon against GOP senators
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.
90s Scandals Threaten to Erode Hillary Clinton’s Strength With Women
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“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.”
Bernie Sanders: college sexual assault cases should be handled by police
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.”
Violence Against Women Act: John Boehner, Eric Cantor Pressured By Republicans To Act
With time running short, progressive groups are also ramping up pressure on House Republican leaders to get moving on the Senate bill. MoveOn.org and UltraViolet, a pro-women’s rights group, released a new TV ad on Tuesday that highlights the need for an inclusive VAWA.