UltraViolet

UltraViolet is an online community of over 550,000 women and men who want to take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media.  Find out more at WeAreUltraViolet.org

Releases by this organization

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Monday, June 29, 2020
UltraViolet Responds to SCOTUS Verdict for June Medical Services vs. Russo
Moments ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Louisiana Unsafe Abortion Protection Act is unconstitutional in the case of June Medical Services vs. Russo. The decision, which comes after months of public pressure and advocacy from women’s and reproductive justice groups, eliminates the...
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Friday, June 19, 2020
Black Lives Matter Louisville, UltraViolet Respond to the Firing of Louisville Police Officer Responsible for Murdering Breonna Taylor
Moments ago, the Louisville Courier Journal reported that Mayor Greg Fischer has announced the Louisville Metro Police will initiate the termination of Officer Brett Hankison, one of three LMPD officers responsible for fatally shooting Breonna Taylor in her apartment in March. In response, Chanelle...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
UltraViolet Applauds Federal Judges’ Move to Keep Abortion Clinics Open in Texas and Ohio
Yesterday, two federal judges issued orders on requiring Texas and Ohio to allow abortion clinics to stay open and keep providing services in the states after it was reported that Mississippi, Ohio, Texas and Oklahoma have moved to limit abortion as a part of their responses to the coronavirus...
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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Women’s Group Says Senate Stimulus Package is Insufficient for Women Who Are Bearing the Brunt of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Statement from Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet, a leading national women’s organization, on the Senate’s $2t coronavirus stimulus package and how it fails women in America, who are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: “As the coronavirus pandemic...
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Women’s Groups to 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates: Select a Woman for VP, Pledge to Appoint Women to At Least Half of Cabinet Positions
A coalition of women’s groups and progressive advocacy organizations, including American Federation of Teachers, EMILY’s List, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Supermajority, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, She the People, UltraViolet, Women’s March, Women’s March Action, Care in Action, and #...
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Thursday, March 05, 2020
UltraViolet on Reports that Sen. Elizabeth Warren Is Dropping Out of the Race for the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination
Moments ago, it was reported that Senator Elizabeth Warren would be dropping out of the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In reaction to the announcement, Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet Action, a leading national women’s organization, issued the following statement: “...
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Women’s Group to MSNBC: Fire Chris Matthews
During last night’s Democratic presidential primary debate in South Carolina, Senator Elizabeth Warren explained why she thought Michael R. Bloomberg was the “riskiest” candidate for the Democratic Party to nominate, with a pointed recitation of his history of crude and sexist comments. In...
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Monday, February 24, 2020
BREAKING: Harvey Weinstein is Found Guilty of Criminal Sexual Act, Rape; Women’s Group Reacts
Moments ago, a jury in the New York Supreme Court convicted disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree. In reaction to the announcement, Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet, a leading national women...
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Thursday, February 20, 2020
After Debate, Women’s Group Continues Demand for Bloomberg to Release Women from NDAs for Sexual Harassment and Workplace Abuse
At last night’s Democratic presidential debate in Nevada, Sen. Elizabeth Warren led the charge demanding that Michael Bloomberg release women who alleged sexism and misogynistic behavior from non-disclosure agreements they signed with his company, and allow them to tell stories of their experiences...
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Friday, October 18, 2019
As NBC Rejects Calls for Independent, Outside Investigation, Women’s Group Urges DNC to Cancel Upcoming Presidential Primary Debate on MSNBC
Yesterday, a representative for NBCUniversal told The Hollywood Reporter that the network would not conduct a new, outside investigation into Matt Lauer's conduct and the response by the network’s executives. The announcement comes days after a number of individuals and organizations, including...
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