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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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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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Women’s Group to DNC: Drop November Debate with MSNBC Until NBC News Cleans House and Launches Independent Investigation
In the wake of mounting allegations of a culture of sexual abuse at NBC News, and reports that Noah Oppenheim helped shield sexual abusers at the network, Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet Action, a leading national women’s organization, explained: “The DNC needs to...
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Friday, July 12, 2019
UltraViolet Urged Acosta to Resign, Congress to Investigate Epstein’s Enablers
Moments ago, it was reported that Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta has resigned amidst the growning controversy that he granted a sweetheart deal that allowed convicted sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein to plead to two state prostitution charges and serve out 13 months of an 18-month sentence...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Women’s Group: Indictment of Shooting Survivor Marshae Jones Is the Collision of Racism, Sexism, and the Cruel Result of Laws that Criminalize Pregnant People
Yesterday, The Birmingham News reported that Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old black Birmingham woman, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on a manslaughter charge, after she was shot in the abdomen in a 2018 altercation and shooting in Pleasant Grove resulting in the loss of her pregnancy...
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Friday, June 21, 2019
Women’s Group Responds to New Trump Rape Accusation
Earlier today, reports surfaced that Donald Trump sexually assaulted E. Jean Carroll in a dressing room at the New York City department store Bergdorf Goodman over two decades ago. In reaction to the news, Shuanna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet, a leading national women’s group, released the...
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Women’s Group Challenges 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates to Address Questions on Ending the Hyde Amendment, Addressing Sexual Violence, Combating Police Violence Against Black and Brown Women, and Fighting for Equal Pay
Ahead of the first Democratic presidential primary debate later this month, members of UltraViolet Action are challenging 2020 candidates to address key questions on important issues facing women in the United States, including plans to expand abortion access and end the Hyde Amendmnet, addressing...
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Friday, April 12, 2019
Plane Flies Over Netflix HQ’s in Los Gatos Urging the Company to Stop Filming in Georgia Until Anti-Abortion Law is Vetoed or Repealed
Today, Friday, April 12th, a plane will fly over Netflix’s corporate headquarters in Los Gatos urging the company to support Georgia women and stop filming in the State until Georgia’s dangerous abortion ban, HB 481, is vetoed or repealed. The plane, which was commissioned by UltraViolet, a leading...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
20,000 to Netflix: Boycott Georgia until the Dangerous Abortion Ban is Vetoed or Repealed
A new campaign from UltraViolet, a leading national women’s advocacy organization, is calling on Netflix to stop filming in Georgia until the state’s dangerous abortion ban, HB 481, is vetoed or repealed. The petition has been signed by almost 20,000 people in just the last twenty-four hours. VIEW...
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Women’s Group to Fox News: #FireTuckerCarlson
Earlier this week, UltraViolet, a leading national women’s organization, called on Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson for his overtly sexist comments and defense of domestic abusers and child rapists. More recent developments show Carlson making sexist and demeaning comments about the 2007 Miss Teen...
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Friday, November 16, 2018
Women’s Group: DeVos’ New Rules on Campus Sexual Assault Encourage Schools to Be Complicit in Sexual Violence
This morning, Trump Administration Secretary of Education Betsy Devos’ new regulations on campus sexual misconduct were released . The new rules would weaken protections for sexual assault survivors and make schools more dangerous by reducing reporting requirements, allowing schools to ignore...
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