Kim Gandy: New President and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence
This week Kim Gandy left her position as Vice President and General Counsel of the Feminist Majority Foundation to take the helm as President and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Gandy began her illustrious feminist career as an attorney defending victims of domestic violence and led a successful effort to modernize Louisiana domestic violence law providing more rights for women.
"At the Feminist Majority Foundation Kim successfully led out efforts to end violence against women and to modernize the definition of the FBI Uniform Crime Report's archaic rape definition," said Eleanor Smeal, President of Feminist Majority Foundation. "I am looking forward to her new leadership in the fight to end domestic violence. No question she will make a lasting contribution."
Gandy was a two-term past president of the National Organization for Women, and served NOW at the local, state, and national level for some 25 years. She also currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Free Press, the media reform organization, is on the national board of Legal Momentum, the Women's Legal Defense Fund, and serves on the Advisory Committee of Ms. Magazine.
10/29/2014 North Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Restrictions - The North Dakota Supreme Court yesterday upheld a set of misguided restrictions on medication abortion, allowing what is effectively a ban on early, non-surgical abortions in the state to go into effect immediately.
The decision overturned a lower court order finding the law, known as HB 1297, unconstitutional and permanently blocking its enforcement. . . .
10/29/2014 Georgia Court Refuses to Recognize 40K Voter Registrations From Primarily People of Color and Young People - A state court judge on Tuesday refused to order the Georgia Secretary of State to add some 40,000 voters to the voter rolls, potentially disenfranchising thousands of African Americans and other people of color in the state.
Judge Christopher Brasher of the Fulton County Superior Court denied a petition from the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCR), the New Georgia Project and the Georgia branch of the NAACP asking the court to force Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) to process an estimated 40,000 "missing" voter registrations.
More than 100,000 voters were registered by the three groups, but about a third of those registered never made the rolls. . . .