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Documentary “Political Bodies” wins award, to play at VA Film Fest

“Political Bodies” wins award, will play at VA Film Festival November 9th   by Shelley Abrams   “Last year I was called randomly by a documentary filmmaker from New York City about possibly doing an interview about the abortion rights activities of the past two years.  Apparently Virginia had caught his attention, just as it […]

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[NBC World News] ‘It pains me’: Clinton decries plight of women in male-domin​ated countries

Kevin Lamarque / AFP – Getty Images U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a speech “Frontlines and Frontiers: Making Human Rights a Human Reality” at Dublin City University in the Irish capital Thursday. By NBC News staff and wire reports In an emotional speech as she nears the end of her term of office, […]

[The Week] A brief history of women in Congress

Women now hold a record 20 percent of Senate seats and more than 18 percent of the House. Why not more? By The Week Editorial Staff | December 2, 2012 In 1916, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images How long has Congress had female […]

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Help Us Reach 20,000 Women

Remember this scene last year, when Republicans took their assault onwomen’s rights to the grounds of the Capital, sending SWAT Teams out to disrupt a peaceful protest against extreme legislation like the trans-vaginal ultra-sound bill and personhood amendment?  We won’t let this happen again in 2013. On December 10th at 8 PM, The Farm Team and […]

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Don’t Let Them Take Us Back!

TRANSVAGINAL (STOP)  PERSONHOOD (STOP) NOT AGAIN (STOP) TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD (STOP) TAKE ACTION WITH US (STOP) DECEMBER 10TH AT 8 PM (STOP)  TELE-TOWN HALL REACHING OUT TO 20,000 WOMEN (STOP) SAVE THE DATE (STOP) JOIN THE FARM TEAM AND ELECTED GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEADERS (STOP) BECOME INFORMED (STOP) PLAN OUR STRATEGY (STOP) […]

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[The Daily Beast] Republicans Learn the Cost of Alienating Women Voters

The obsession with contraception, the ‘legitimate rape’ kerfuffle, the attacks on Planned Parenthood—all combined to sink Romney and other GOP candidates on Election Day. Eleanor Clift reports. Asked what she would be looking for on Election Night, Cokie Roberts said on ABC’s Sunday show: “I’m going to be watching women. I’m very curious to know […]

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An Election Day Message From Rosemary Mahan

Member, Board of Supervisors, Westmoreland County I write you today as a mother of three daughters and two granddaughters, and it is for their rights I fight. One of my daughters, Erin, is 26 years old and has cerebral palsy. She is unable to speak, walk, sit on her own, wash her face, brush her […]

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[Maureen French] Women: Our Vote, Our History and Our Future

We owe a debt to the women before us who fought for our rights; not only to fight to keep the rights they worked so hard to obtain, but to ensure future generations will also benefit by living in a country where we have equal rights, equal opportunities, and an equal voice.  In order to do this we all […]

Scenes from Farm Fest 2012: Women Vote!

The Farm Team would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to everyone who attended, expressed well wishes and interest in our October 7th event! Below you’ll find some images from our day filled with good times, great entertainment and fantastic people. We would also like to extend a special thank you to our speakers, […]

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In The News This Morning: How Access To Birth Control Leads To Fewer Abortions and Bob Marshall Wants To Restrict Access To Birth Control

This morning two articles regarding women’s health appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Fredricksburg.com. The article “Study shows free birth control leads to fewer abortions“, from the Associated Press, details how free contraceptives resulted in lower rates of abortions and teen births. Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, […]