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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Violence Against Women Act: John Boehner, Eric Cantor Pressured By Republicans To Act

(Huffington Post)

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.

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