March 1 marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, a celebration of the accomplishments of women throughout history, and a reminder of the challenges that women worldwide still face. In celebration of the month, the Feminist Majority Foundation launched a special Women’s History Month Section of its website, featuring the Feminist Chronicles, a fifty-year outline of the major accomplishments of the women’s movement, a daily history quiz, and much more. This year’s theme, Women of Courage, praises women who broke barriers in various professions and spheres, from political leaders to suffrage activists to labor organizers to inventors.
Media Resources: Feminist Majority Foundation and National Women’s History Project
3/6/2014 Senate Rejects Qualified Obama Nominee to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division - The US Senate blocked President Obama's nominee to lead the Civil Rights Division within the Department of Justice.
Senators voted 47-52 yesterday in opposition to Debo Adegbile, a highly qualified attorney who worked in private practice at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison before holding several leadership positions at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, including Director of Litigation, Acting President, Director-Counsel, and Special Counsel, and serving as senior counsel to the US Senate Judiciary Committee.
Adegbile is a voting rights expert. . . .