Stories tagged: "women"


In this image from Senate TV, the tally of a Senate procedural vote that did not pass on the Senate floor is shown, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the Capitol in Washington. The Senate has failed vote in an effort toward enshrining Roe v. Wade abortion access into federal law. Wednesday's 51-49 negative vote almost along party lines provided a stark display of the nation’s partisan divide over the landmark court decision and the limits of legislative action. The afternoon roll call promised to be the first of several efforts in Congress to preserve the nearly 50-year-old court ruling. (Senate TV via AP)
Senate Republicans and Joe Manchin Block Legislation Preserving Abortion Rights

The US Senate on Wednesday shut down a potential vote on a bill that would protect abortion rights nationwide.

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Helping Women Start Journey of Personal Growth Inspires Fountain Hills Bike Event

The organization’s first major event is an all-women’s bike race Sunday in Fountain Hills. Participants will be able to take part in eight-mile, 20-mile or 40-mile course.

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie, center, joins, from left, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, at a news conference to announce a bipartisan update to the Violence Against Women Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Explained: Congress, Biden Reauthorize the Violence Against Woman Act

President Joe Biden signed into law the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act on March 16 as part of the omnibus spending bill. 

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9 Arizona Athletes Join Hundreds of Others in Opposing Abortion Law

Nine Arizonans are among the more than 500 female athletes who signed on to a brief to the Supreme Court challenging a new abortion law.

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Phoenix Is Now The Largest City In America With A Female Mayor, Majority-Female City Council

On Monday, Mayor Kate Gallego and four female Phoenix council members were sworn into office at Steele Indian School Park.

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A Place at the Table: Latinas in Arizona Strive for Representation in Politics

Latinos are a growing force in the nation’s political landscape, even as they lag in election to public office in Arizona. Esme Franco Ruiz is passionate about her work in politics—even though she despises politics. “I don’t like politics because it tends to be very, very shady,” she said. “I don’t appreciate how it’s a...

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Biden’s COVID Relief Plan Is a Huge Deal for Women. Here’s How.

Study after study has found that women, particularly women of color, have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic toll, losing jobs and leaving the workforce in alarming numbers.