Tag Archives: Women

Paycheck Fairness Act Fails After Every Republican Senator Votes Against It (International Business Times)

June 5, 2012

By Ashley Portero Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Acton Tuesday, rejecting the measure intended to protect women from pay discrimination. The vote, 52 to 47 in favor, was strictly along party lines. Two Independent senators, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and Bernard Sanders of Vermont, voted along with Democrats in […]

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Vt. lawmakers confer on key bills; end in sight (Boston Globe)

May 1, 2012

By Dave Gram MONTPELIER, Vt.—With hundreds of people clamoring outside for Vermont’s governor to “put people first,” lawmakers inside the Statehouse rejected the latest attempt at overhauling campaign finance laws and prepared for a final round of votes on whether to continue allowing parents to opt out of having their children vaccinated as a requirement […]

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Rally for women in Montpelier (WCAX)

April 30, 2012

By Susie Steimle MONTPELIER, Vt. – Men and women from around the state gathered in Montpelier to fight what’s been called ‘the war on women’. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders let out this battle cry, “we have made significant progress in this country and the message of today is we are not going backwards!” Senator Sanders […]

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OpEd: Can women bring civility to politics? (Washington Post)

March 7, 2012

By Sandra Fish BOULDER, Colo. — It’s Women’s History Month and here in Colorado we’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first woman to serve in the state Senate. But Colorado’s history of women in politics goes back further than that. Women got the vote in our state in 1893, and the next year three […]

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Senate Defeats Rollback of Reproductive Rights (In These Times)

By Rebecca Burns The Senate has defeated a measure that would have allowed any employer to opt out of portions of the federal healthcare law that they found morally objectionable. The Blunt amendment, sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), was defeated 51 – 48 on Thursday morning. The amendment was tacked onto a key transportation […]

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