Feminist Majority Foundation

Feminist Majority Foundation Feminism (n.) - the policy, practice or advocacy of political, economic, and social equality for women. (http://feminist.org) The FMF is an organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence.

In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists - both women and men, girls and boys - are the majority, but this majority must be empowered.

Tomorrow, we’re marching across the country to demand our elected officials pass federal voting rights protection before...
08/27/2021

Tomorrow, we’re marching across the country to demand our elected officials pass federal voting rights protection before it’s too late. The March On for Voting Rights is a mass mobilization to demand that elected officials denounce voter suppression, ensure fair, easy access to the vote for all, and finally give the 700,000 mostly Black and Brown residents in D.C. a vote in Congress by making D.C. a state. Join us at the #VotingRightsMarch: marchonforvotingrights.org

Tomorrow, we’re marching across the country to demand our elected officials pass federal voting rights protection before it’s too late. The March On for Voting Rights is a mass mobilization to demand that elected officials denounce voter suppression, ensure fair, easy access to the vote for all, and finally give the 700,000 mostly Black and Brown residents in D.C. a vote in Congress by making D.C. a state. Join us at the #VotingRightsMarch: marchonforvotingrights.org

We’re celebrating Women’s Equality Day in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and telling Congress there is no time limit on...
08/26/2021

We’re celebrating Women’s Equality Day in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and telling Congress there is no time limit on equality! The time is now to enshrine the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. Constitution.

We’re celebrating Women’s Equality Day in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and telling Congress there is no time limit on equality! The time is now to enshrine the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. Constitution.

Join us TOMORROW at noon in front of the Supreme Court as we celebrate Women's Equality Day by telling the Senate there ...
08/25/2021

Join us TOMORROW at noon in front of the Supreme Court as we celebrate Women's Equality Day by telling the Senate there is no limit limit on equality! The time is now to enshrine the ERA in the U.S. Constitution. We'll see you there!

Wondering about transportation? The easiest way to get to the rally is from Capitol South metro on the orange and blue lines. Parking is available at Union Station. Several WMATA bus lines also go to the Supreme Court. Plan your route here: wmata.com

Join us TOMORROW at noon in front of the Supreme Court as we celebrate Women's Equality Day by telling the Senate there is no limit limit on equality! The time is now to enshrine the ERA in the U.S. Constitution. We'll see you there!

Wondering about transportation? The easiest way to get to the rally is from Capitol South metro on the orange and blue lines. Parking is available at Union Station. Several WMATA bus lines also go to the Supreme Court. Plan your route here: wmata.com

The Feminist Majority Foundation has delivered a letter co-signed by 85 women and human rights activists, leaders, and o...
08/23/2021
Sign on to Our Joint Letter Imploring Biden and Harris to Aid Afghan Women and Girls – Feminist Majority Foundation

The Feminist Majority Foundation has delivered a letter co-signed by 85 women and human rights activists, leaders, and organizations to President Biden and Vice President Harris asking that they swiftly act to protect the women and girls of Afghanistan whose lives are now at risk as the Taliban takes control of the country.

Please add your name to the letter and let Biden and Harris know we must aid Afghan women and girls!

We are ONE WEEK AWAY from #Rally4ERA on August 26 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court at noon! If you want to see the Equ...
08/19/2021

We are ONE WEEK AWAY from #Rally4ERA on August 26 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court at noon! If you want to see the Equal Rights Amendment enshrined in the U.S. Constitution join us and tell Congress there is no time limit on equality! *Masks will be required and full vaccination is recommended.

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We are ONE WEEK AWAY from #Rally4ERA on August 26 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court at noon! If you want to see the Equal Rights Amendment enshrined in the U.S. Constitution join us and tell Congress there is no time limit on equality! *Masks will be required and full vaccination is recommended.

RSVP here: https://secure.everyaction.com/QjTx9a0AQkK330j5Yuwv3A2

08/18/2021
Feminist and Human Rights Groups to Biden and Harris: Do Not Recognize Taliban Regime and Honor U.S. Commitments to Aid Afghan Women and Girls - Feminist Majority Foundation

The Feminist Majority Foundation has delivered a letter co-signed by 85 women and human rights activists, leaders, and organizations to President Biden and Vice President Harris asking that they swiftly act to protect the women and girls of Afghanistan whose lives are now at risk as the Taliban takes control of the country.

Washington, DC—The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) has delivered a letter co-signed by 85 women and human rights activists, leaders, and organizations to President Biden and Vice President Harris asking that they swiftly act to protect the women and girls of Afghanistan whose lives are now at r...

What’s happening in Afghanistan is heartbreaking. The gains Afghan women have made over the past twenty years are being ...
08/16/2021
The Taliban’s Return Is Catastrophic for Women

What’s happening in Afghanistan is heartbreaking. The gains Afghan women have made over the past twenty years are being erased as the Taliban takes control.

As a photojournalist covering Afghanistan for two decades, I’ve seen how hard the country’s women have fought for their freedom, and how much they have gained. Now they stand to lose everything.

We protested. We voted. And now we march to make sure our right to vote is protected. Join us at the March On for Voting...
08/13/2021

We protested. We voted. And now we march to make sure our right to vote is protected. Join us at the March On for Voting Rights this August 28 in Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Washington DC, Phoenix and more. Sign up now at marchonforvotingrights.org. #VotingRightsMarch #votingrights #votersuppression #HR1 #forthepeopleact #protectdemocracy

We protested. We voted. And now we march to make sure our right to vote is protected. Join us at the March On for Voting Rights this August 28 in Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Washington DC, Phoenix and more. Sign up now at marchonforvotingrights.org. #VotingRightsMarch #votingrights #votersuppression #HR1 #forthepeopleact #protectdemocracy

Join Feminist Majority ERA Coalition National Organization for Women (NOW) and other allied organizations as we rally fo...
08/11/2021

Join Feminist Majority ERA Coalition National Organization for Women (NOW) and other allied organizations as we rally for the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, August 26 at 12 pm in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Let the Senate know there is no time limit on equality! The time is now to enshrine the ERA in the U.S. Constitution. Please share widely. *Masks are required and full vaccination is strongly encouraged.

Join Feminist Majority ERA Coalition National Organization for Women (NOW) and other allied organizations as we rally for the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, August 26 at 12 pm in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Let the Senate know there is no time limit on equality! The time is now to enshrine the ERA in the U.S. Constitution. Please share widely. *Masks are required and full vaccination is strongly encouraged.

“Senator Kyrsten Sinema was once a clear progressive voice for equal rights,” said Huerta, a founding board member of Fe...
08/04/2021
15,000 ERA Supporters Urge Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to End the Filibuster - Ms. Magazine

“Senator Kyrsten Sinema was once a clear progressive voice for equal rights,” said Huerta, a founding board member of Feminist Majority, “but now, she is one of the few senators who hang in the balance of making or breaking an end to the filibuster to clear the way for constitutional rights for women and voting rights for all Americans.”

Equal Rights Amendment supporters delivered letters to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to end the filibuster so the Senate can remove the time limit on the ERA.

Black women make 63 cents for every dollar a white man earns. It's time to end the wealth gap and pay Black women what t...
08/03/2021
Black Women's Equal Pay Day: Black women work 579 days to earn what white men do in 365

Black women make 63 cents for every dollar a white man earns. It's time to end the wealth gap and pay Black women what they are owed. #BlackWomensEqualPayDay

Aug. 3 marks Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, or the day Black women must work into 2021 to finally catch up to what white, non-Hispanic men earned in 2020. Author Minda Harts says companies now have a unique opportunity to even the playing field.

Join activists nationwide this Saturday to honor the legacy of civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis and to protect t...
07/15/2021
Good Trouble Vigils | Nationwide | Saturday July 17

Join activists nationwide this Saturday to honor the legacy of civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis and to protect the right to vote! Find a vigil near you at the link below.

Activists nationwide will host Good Trouble Vigils for Democracy at 8pm local time on Saturday, July 17. Find an event near you!

“White supremacy is the thread that ties everything together,” said Kumar. “From the insurrection we saw on 6 January to...
07/08/2021
‘Radicalized’ anti-abortion movement poses increased threat, US warned

“White supremacy is the thread that ties everything together,” said Kumar. “From the insurrection we saw on 6 January to the racial uprisings to the uptick in anti-abortion legislation [in the US],” she said.

Kumar added that, while the most militant groups have small direct memberships, their ideology has proved sufficiently appealing to attract legislators and new followers.

“This is the bright shining light that needs to be put on this issue, that all people should be concerned about these groups,” said Kumar. “Because their agenda is really big and far-reaching.”

Comments from Anu Kumar of reproductive rights group Ipas come as militant anti-abortion groups gain legislative influence

"Both Gailani and Koofi know that many Afghan women are worried that after being victims of men’s wars, they will be vic...
06/30/2021
The Women in the Room: A Ms. Conversation With Afghan Peace Negotiators Fawzia Koofi and Fatima Gailani - Ms. Magazine

"Both Gailani and Koofi know that many Afghan women are worried that after being victims of men’s wars, they will be victims of peace. As the Taliban come closer to gaining power in the government, violence has increased, including targeted killings of those best able to maintain the gains of the past two decades: activists, intellectuals, journalists and government workers. Koofi has survived two assassination attempts, the latest this past summer as she and her daughter rode back to Kabul from Parwan Province (a bullet shattered a bone in her arm)."

Fawzia Koofi and Fatima Gailani—two of four women at the Afghan peace talks, negotiating face-to-face with the Taliban—in conversation with Renee Montagne.

06/19/2021
06/03/2021
Texas High School Valedictorian Scraps Speech to Call for Abortion Access – Feminist Majority Foundation

Texas high school valedictorian Paxton Smith used her platform to advocate for abortion access in Texas. We applaud her courage and conviction!

A Texas high school valedictorian decided to scrap her pre-approved speech on media and its effect on young people in favor of a brave address on the fight for abortion access in the state. Paxton Smith delivered an impassioned plea for abortion rights stating: “I cannot give up this platform to p...

We urge President Biden to support the reproductive health and rights of people living overseas. U.S. policies like the ...
05/19/2021

We urge President Biden to support the reproductive health and rights of people living overseas.

U.S. policies like the Helms Amendment are anti-rights and rooted in racism and colonialism. It is time for U.S. assistance programs to provide access to quality, comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services for all people, including access to abortion care.

President Biden can act now by ensuring that his budget is free from abortion restrictions, including the Helms Amendment.

We urge President Biden to support the reproductive health and rights of people living overseas.

U.S. policies like the Helms Amendment are anti-rights and rooted in racism and colonialism. It is time for U.S. assistance programs to provide access to quality, comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services for all people, including access to abortion care.

President Biden can act now by ensuring that his budget is free from abortion restrictions, including the Helms Amendment.

05/13/2021

Hear from Jane the Virgin star Justin Baldoni on why the time is now to add the ERA to the Constitution. Raise your voice at ERAyes2021.org! #NoTimeLimitOnEquality

05/13/2021
Voices from Kabul, Afghanistan: “You Can Take Our Lives, But Not Our Education” – Feminist Majority Foundation

"For my people, obtaining an education is our best hope at weakening the power of extremists in Afghanistan. The Hazara community sees education and civic engagement as a way to emerge out of oppression and resist injustice. Education is our power. The extremists may try to take that power, and the targeted killings of the Hazara are a symptom of the deeply rooted hatred of Hazara people. Their goal is clear: to eliminate the Hazara, to wage civil war.

I am calling today for the urgent attention of the United States and the international community. We must re-think the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The lives of the Hazara depend on it."

This opinion piece is by Zareen Taj, originally written for Ms. Monday morning, I received more than 40 pictures and six video clips from the horrific mass killing of innocent Hazara girls in Kabul on Saturday. I cannot stop screaming. They were too young and full of dreams to have their lives cut s...

05/07/2021

Join Jeanine Mason in the push for the Equal Rights Amendment and enshrine gender equality in the U.S. Constitution once and for all! Share your #ERA story at ERAyes2021.org! #notimelimitonequality

Join activists across the nation to take part in the National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day on May 8.S...
04/30/2021

Join activists across the nation to take part in the National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day on May 8.

Sign up at votingrightsalliance.org.
#vote4justice #May8ActionDay

Join activists across the nation to take part in the National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day on May 8.

Sign up at votingrightsalliance.org.
#vote4justice #May8ActionDay

04/30/2021

Hear from Amy Brenneman on why the time is now to add the ERA to the Constitution. Raise your voice and share your story at ERAyes2021.org! #notimelimitonequality

Black women are always at the forefront of the movement for racial justice and the fight to end sexual violence, yet Bla...
04/26/2021
Black Survivor Week of Action - We, As Ourselves

Black women are always at the forefront of the movement for racial justice and the fight to end sexual violence, yet Black women continue to be attacked with minimal support or protection. Look no further than the stories of #BreonnaTaylor, #AtatianaJefferson, and #MaKhiaBryant.

For this reason, and because Black women are often left out of larger campaigns to address sexual violence and sexual harassament, We, As Ourselves could not close out #SAAM2021 without our full attention on Black women, girls, femmes, q***r, transgender, and gender non-conforming survivors.

We invite you to join us in the first-ever week of action to center and amplify the voices of Black survivors and drive a national conversation about the conditions needed to support Black survivors and ensure that they are heard, seen, believed, and supported.
Here’s how you can participate:
💌Watch our Love Letter to Black Survivors,
📝Take the Pledge in support of Black Survivors, and
🚩Learn more about how you can get involved in the Week of Action at: https://weasourselves.org/blacksaamweek/

Following the February 2021 launch of We, As Ourselves, a culture and narrative change campaign in support of Black survivors,‘me too.’ International, the National Women’s Law Center, and TIME’S UP Foundation are excited to launch a week of action to center and amplify the voices of Black su...

We are heartened that Derek Chauvin will be held accountable for the murder of George Floyd, but this is the bare minimu...
04/20/2021
Derek Chauvin Found Guilty On All Charges In George Floyd's Death

We are heartened that Derek Chauvin will be held accountable for the murder of George Floyd, but this is the bare minimum. We must strive to transform public safety and create a world where Black Americans can live full lives free of the fear of state violence. #BlackLivesMatter

The jury took roughly 10 hours to reach a verdict in the former Minneapolis police officer's high-profile trial.

We need a Justice Department that provides equal justice. Yet, Senators are subjecting incredible women of color nominee...
04/19/2021

We need a Justice Department that provides equal justice. Yet, Senators are subjecting incredible women of color nominees to racist and sexist double standards. Join women across the country to demand that the Senate confirm the nominations of Vanita Gupta and Kristen Clarke to the U.S. Department of Justice. Join us on Monday, April 19 at 7pm ET! Register here: https://usow.org/confirm/

We need a Justice Department that provides equal justice. Yet, Senators are subjecting incredible women of color nominees to racist and sexist double standards. Join women across the country to demand that the Senate confirm the nominations of Vanita Gupta and Kristen Clarke to the U.S. Department of Justice. Join us on Monday, April 19 at 7pm ET! Register here: https://usow.org/confirm/

04/16/2021
We Have Her Back - USOW

Gender Justice organizations around the country are rallying together in support of Vanita Gupta to be the Associate Attorney General of the United States and Kristen Clarke to be the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice.

Join Tina Tchen, CEO of Time’s Up, Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. (LDF), Linda Seabrook, General Counsel and Director of Workplace Safety and Equity, Futures Without Violence, and Fatima Goss Graves, CEO of the National Women’s Law Center to rally together in support of these outstanding nominees and learn how you can take action to get them confirmed!

We Have Her Back Supporting Vanita Gupta and Kristen ClarkeGender Justice organizations around the country are rallying together in support of Vanita Gupta to be the Associate Attorney General of the United States and Kristen Clarke to be the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division....

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The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) is a consciousness raising organization founded and led by Eleanor Smeal and inspired by the Newsweek/Gallup public opinion poll that showed the majority of women (56%) in the United States self-identified as feminists. Most polls since then reveal that this majority continues with over two-thirds of young women self-identifying as feminists. Most men, especially young men, view themselves as supporters of the women's rights movement.

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