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A Child’s Holiday Wish

A Child’s Holiday Wish

| December 9, 2011

A troop of children visited Congress yesterday to deliver messages to lawmakers: "Please let my family stay together." More »

Voters Reject GOP State Initiatives—What's the Message for 2012?

Voters Reject GOP State Initiatives—What's the Message for 2012?

| November 10, 2011

In a week when voters shot down anti-union and anti-reproductive choice measures, President Obama took pride in initiatives to advance women's equality. More »

Domestic Abuse Fears Grow in Immigrant Communities

Domestic Abuse Fears Grow in Immigrant Communities

| October 28, 2011

Alabama has passed the most extreme of the new state immigration laws copying Arizona's statute. Laura Tillman explores how they threaten victims of domestic violence. More »

WMC, GLAAD, & Natl Hispanic Media Coaliton joint FCC action & video/project

March 2, 2011

An Obama Report Card: State of the Union for Women and Children

| January 27, 2011

In the wake of President Obama's State of the Union Address, the WMC looks at his record on a series of essential issues. Overall grade? Pass, but with ample room for improvement. More »

What Freedom? The No-Fly List and the "War on Terror"

July 14, 2010

Women Need Immigration Reform: What You Can Do About It

| June 24, 2010

Women immigrants in the United States are a positive force in their communities. Rather than criminalizing them, argues the author, we must let them take care of their families. More »

Surprise! Immigration Is A Woman’s Issue!

| June 16, 2010

In the wake of the recent passing of the harsh anti-immigrant law in Arizona, Gloria Steinem, writer, feminist organizer and cofounder of the Women’s Media Center, and Pramila Jayapal, an immigrant herself, and founder and executive director of OneAmerica, a national organization that works for civil and human rights for immigrants, consider the unique impact of immigration on women. More »

Women’s Stake in Fighting Arizona’s New Law

Women’s Stake in Fighting Arizona’s New Law

| May 20, 2010

The author, a Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices alumna, reports back from a Mother’s Day delegation in Phoenix to protest the state’s treatment of immigrant women. More »

On a Border Near Arizona: How Police Can Protect Immigrant Women

On a Border Near Arizona: How Police Can Protect Immigrant Women

| May 4, 2010

As the Arizona governor tries to push back criticism of the new immigration law, other Southwest communities concentrate on fighting actual criminal behavior. The author describes a case in point in Brownsville, Texas. More »