Celebrities including Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, women's rights activist Gloria Steinem, actor Alec Baldwin, Nobel Peace laureate Elie Wiesel, Caroline Schlossberg Kennedy, novelist Mary Bordon, and others spoke at an anti-impeachment rally organized by Americans Against Impeachment and held Monday at New York University Law School.
Steinem called attention to the hypocrisy of the right wing, saying, "My fear is that the right wing is succeeding in destroying sexual harassment law in the same way they destroyed affirmative action legislation. They are using this law to assassinate the president when sexual harassment law has nothing to do with welcome sex," said Steinem.
New York democrat and Judiciary Committee member Rep. Jerry Nadler said, "Impeachment was never seen as a punishment for crimes; impeachment was seen as a defense of the republic or liberty against a president who had become a tyrant."
Rev. Paul Moore, former Episcopal Bishop of New York, talked of his fear that impeachment proceedings would cripple the nation and prevent it from dealing with issues crucial to our nation's strength and well-being. More predicted, "...Millions of people will suffer and die because the Republican Congress wants to get President Clinton for a personal sin."
9/12/2014 Violence Against Women Act Turns 20 - Saturday will be the 20th Anniversary of the groundbreaking federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Passed in 1994, VAWA was the first piece of federal legislation to specifically address domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes and to provide federal funding to improve local response to violence against women, including training and resources for law enforcement and judges.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued a proclamation commemorating the VAWA anniversary. . . .
9/12/2014 Indiana Woman Charged With Feticide For Premature Delivery - An Indiana woman has been charged with feticide after she delivered prematurely and sought hospital treatment.
Purvi Patel, 33, sought help at an emergency room for vaginal bleeding where it was discovered that she had delivered prematurely at home. . . .