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Unite Women.org founder Karen Teegarden on Coffee Party Radio's "Speaking of America" tonight 7/16

Unite Women.org founder Karen Teegarden on Coffee Party Radio's "Speaking of America" tonight 7/16 | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Karen Teegarden, one of the founders of Unite Women.org talks with us tonight. What is next for the organization? What growing pains has it suffered and where is the next battlefront?

 

SPEAKING of AMERICA

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Every Monday evening we open the phone lines to whatever America wants to talk about. Politics, Environment, Culture, Social Issues, Local, National, even International. The direction of the dialogue is up to you! The host and guests take your questions and comments live. Civil Discourse Lives on "Speaking of America" Monday evenings @ 8pm PST / 11pm EST. Let's Talk About It!

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People Born w/ Money Aren't the Only "Job Creators" Anymore, But If They Don't Save Us, Who Will?

People Born w/ Money Aren't the Only "Job Creators" Anymore, But If They Don't Save Us, Who Will? | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Today 7/15 on The Bottom Line: What is bringing our country forward socially and economically?  We'll welcome two guests who have some great ideas,
and we'd love to hear ideas, questions (and even rants) from you.

THE BOTTOM LINE with Jessica English
Sundays from 5 to 6:30 pm ET (2 to 3:30 pm PT)
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by Jessica English


We’re going to examine the pitfalls of government of, by, and for the economic elite. Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, this has been the most successful method of government, in the United States, and around the world. But is it the only way? And, is it the best way forward TODAY — when centuries-old economic and political theories are being challenged by new innovations of the Age of Network Intelligence.


Our guests will include Chris Franks, founder and CEO of Moblify, and, Tiffany Espinosa, entrepreneur and Ph.D. in the fields of Natural Resource Economics and International Economic Development.  [MORE]

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Penn State’s awful truths [ A WAKE UP CALL FOR ALL AMERICANS? LOYALTY CAN GO TOO FAR.]

Penn State’s awful truths [ A WAKE UP CALL FOR ALL AMERICANS? LOYALTY CAN GO TOO FAR.] | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

EDITORIAL BOARD, The Washington Post


In a news conference Thursday, Mr. Freeh condemned the university’s leadership — including Joe Paterno, the school’s legendary head football coach who died in January — for failing to protect the innocent children Mr. Sandusky assaulted. “Our most saddening and sobering finding,” Mr. Freeh said, “is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims. The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized.”


In the end, the root of the problem seems to be what the report calls Penn State’s “culture of reverence for the football program that is ingrained at all levels of the campus community.” This culture is ultimately what silenced janitors from reporting what they witnessed and university officials from fulfilling their obvious moral obligation to the children Mr. Sandusky attacked. The Freeh investigation should serve as a red flag for any similar environment in which the powerful are unquestioned and protected, all for the sake of a game.


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[If this LOYALTY GONE BAD is possible for just a game, can we really doubt that some look the other way in politics out of loyalty to a party or a candidate whose conduct is out of line, foresaking the victims (the collateral damage), thinking "the game" is the greater good? Wake up, America. This republic's democracy and the welfare of her citizens is in the balance. - jkl]

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EMILY’s List Reveals New Research into Critical 2012 Voting Bloc: Independent Women Voters

EMILY’s List Reveals New Research into Critical 2012 Voting Bloc: Independent Women Voters | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, today held a conference call and webinar with EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock, WOMEN VOTE! Director Denise Feriozzi, and Democratic pollster Lisa Grove, to release groundbreaking quantitative research on independent women voters in battleground states.


“In these tough economic times, independent women voters want candidates who will focus on putting them back to work, support equal pay, and protect vital programs like Medicare and Social Security,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “The pro-choice, Democratic women whom EMILY’s List supports are exactly the kinds of candidates these voters are looking for -- veterans, police chiefs, mothers, and community leaders who will fight for middle class families instead of creating partisan gridlock.”


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Republican Offices Have Fewer Women In High-Paying Jobs

Republican Offices Have Fewer Women In High-Paying Jobs | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
A new report from National Journal shows a huge pay disparity between men and women on Capitol Hill — a disparity that is far larger in Republican offices than it is in Democratic ones.
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LPAC Launch - Women are Ready for Change!

LPAC Launch - Women are Ready for Change! | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by SARAH SCHMIDT, RH Reality Check


Yesterday we launched LPAC, the lesbian political action committee dedicated to giving lesbians a meaningful voice in politics.


The response we've seen has been amazing: Terrific coverage in the AP, Politico, Huffington Post, The Advocate, and more... emails from lesbians in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a string of donations from a group of grassroots women activists in Texas, website sign-ups from women and men from everywhere from Alabama to West Hollywood... support from icon Billie Jean King and actress Jane Lynch... and more supportive Facebook posts and tweets than we can count!


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Voter Registration, Office of Elections, State of Hawaii

Voter Registration, Office of Elections, State of Hawaii | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

State of Hawaii, Office of Elections


Today is the deadline to register to vote in the Primary Election.


We will remember in November... but only if we are registered to vote. Aloha!

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The DISCLOSE Act - so we can know who's buying our elections

The DISCLOSE Act - so we can know who's buying our elections | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

ACTION ALERT on today's LUNCH WITH LOUDEN: The US Senate will soon vote on legislation that will allow We the People to know who is bankrolling our politicians, and, today we are thrilled to host Lisa Rosenberg of the Sunlight Foundation, author of today's blog "What You Need to Know About the DISCLOSE Act."


Lisa Rosenberg is Sunlight's Government Affairs Consultant, lobbying Congress to make legislative changes to improve transparency in government. She has extensive experience in the legislative branch, having worked for many years on and off Capitol Hill. As a Legislative Assistant for Senator John Kerry, Lisa advised the senator on issues relating to technology, consumer protection, campaign finance reform and judicial nominations. As Counsel for the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee's Special Investigation into campaign finance irregularities, Lisa investigated illegal and improper campaign finance activities during the 1996 federal election and coordinated hearings for Ranking Member John Glenn.


Call in or listen in at 646-929-2495 12 Noon Pacific / 3 PM Eastern, stream or pod cast by hittling the title link!


Read more at www.coffeepartyusa.com.

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Many on Wall Street say greed isn't just good -- it's necessary

Many on Wall Street say greed isn't just good -- it's necessary | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times
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A survey of 500 top Wall Street execs by the law firm Labaton Sucharow finds that 24% believe that professional money people need to engage in unethical or illegal behavior to be successful.


As we all know, Wall Street has been saying for years that no further regulatory oversight is necessary. Banks and brokerages are basically straight arrows, execs say, and can be trusted to do the right thing.


Apparently not. Any industry in which a quarter of workers believe they need to violate rules to get ahead is an industry that's inherently messed up.


That's why adult supervision from agencies such as the Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau is necessary.


That's why no one trusts these guys.

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[Wall Street Reform NOW - jkl]

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Public Sector Job Losses Have Disproportionately Hurt Women

Public Sector Job Losses Have Disproportionately Hurt Women | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by PAT GAROFALO, Think Progress/Economy


Women have been disproportionately affected by the public sector layoffs that have become an unfortunate mainstay of the sluggish economic recovery, according to the National Women’s Law Center. The public sector has shed some 700,000 jobs in the last three years — which are the three worst years for public employment on record — and women have born the brunt of those cuts, while not seeing a large share of private sector job gains:


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$4.5 billion in food stamp cuts over 10 years

$4.5 billion in food stamp cuts over 10 years | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

"Many of the (food stamp/)SNAP recipients are way below the poverty line. The benefits even before the cuts are very, very modest. The average SNAP benefit is $4.35 a day per person. This may mean $90 a month less for households on SNAP. The maximum monthly allotment for a family of three right now is $526 (a month). ... We don't know how soup kitchens and food pantries will be able to accommodate the demand."

 

Ellen Vollinger on Senate's approval of the Farm Bill which includes $4.5 billion in food stamp cuts over 10 years. Food aid recipients have increased to nearly 46 million from 28 million just before the financial meltdown. [MORE]

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Trickle-Down Distress: How America's Broken Meritocracy Drives Our National Anxiety Epidemic

Trickle-Down Distress: How America's Broken Meritocracy Drives Our National Anxiety Epidemic | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Anxiety is growing into a peculiarly American phenomenon. How did we become the world's leading exporter of worrywarts?

Via Margaret Reeve Panahi
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A simple message for this "anything goes in political speech" world.

A simple message for this "anything goes in political speech" world. | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

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Help! Will you please follow me on Twitter? (@Jess_BottomLine)

Help! Will you please follow me on Twitter? (@Jess_BottomLine) | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Please follow me.  I created my @Jess_BottomLine account a week ago and only have 6 followers so far )=  My goal is to get to 100 by next week.   Can you help me?

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Car bomb kills Afghan women's affairs official | The Guardian

Car bomb kills Afghan women's affairs official | The Guardian | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

A regional head of women's affairs has been killed by a car bomb in eastern Afghanistan.


Hanifa Safi was driving in Mehtar Lam, the capital of Laghman province, when a bomb attached to her car exploded, said the provincial governor's spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak.


"It killed her and left her husband, who was with her in the car, in a coma," Zwak said. Ten others were wounded.


Zwak declined to say whether he believed the Taliban were behind the attack, instead saying "enemies of Afghanistan" had planted the bomb. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.


Safi is the second provincial head of women's affairs to be killed since the posts were created 10 years ago. Safia Ama Jan, who headed the department in southern Kandahar province, was shot dead in 2006 by members of the Taliban.


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Empowering thoughts for Friday the 13th.

Empowering thoughts for Friday the 13th. | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
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2012 National NOW Conference Resolutions

2012 National NOW Conference Resolutions | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Delegates at the 2012 National NOW Conference passed 11 resolutions on issues including removing the time limit from the ERA, increasing access to Plan B for Native American women and defeating the war on women in the state legislatures.


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Nikki Haley Slashes Support for Violence Victims Just When They Need It Most

Nikki Haley Slashes Support for Violence Victims Just When They Need It Most | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by BRYCE COVERT, The Nation


Domestic violence rates have skyrocketed in the aftermath of the recession, but governors are cutting funds to support the victims.


Late last week, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley vetoed eighty-one items in the 2012–13 state budget sent to her by lawmakers. Beyond eliminating the state’s arts commission, she also managed to cut $453,680 in funding for the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA). If her veto isn’t overridden, “rape crisis centers will lose 37% of their current state funding, which will drastically reduce their ability to respond to victims and provide prevention education,” SCCADVASA’s Executive Director Pamela Jacobs told the Palmetto Public Record.


South Carolina was already failing women when it comes to preventing violence against them. Its rape rate has exceeded the national rate since 1982. It also holds the extremely dubious honor of being number seven in the country for the number of women murdered by men.


But the situation is even more urgent right now. The recession has led to a drastic and alarming increase in violence against women. As I wrote last year, 80 percent of domestic violence shelters surveyed by Mary Kay reported an increase in domestic violence cases for the third straight year, and three-quarters attributed the violence to the victims’ financial issues. More than half say the abuse is even more violent than it was before the financial crisis. The Police Executive Research Forum also reports that over half of police agencies are seeing an increase in domestic violence calls this year due to the economy. This all lines up with studies showing that domestic violence is three times more likely to occur when a couple experiences financial strain, as so many are right now.


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I VOTE for Women

I VOTE to protect women's control over their own bodies.


Learn more about I VOTE at http://www.facebook.com/ivotenation 

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Sisterhood Is Powerful

Sisterhood Is Powerful | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Unite Women


Sisterhood is a word that I have written about many times and discussed frequently in Women’s Studies classes. I understood its meaning. I understood the concept. It was not until the last few months that I have experienced it personally and come to fully understand it. You see I have never been a “girls girl.” I played sports growing up, had a few close friends that were girls, but I always had more friends that were guys. My experiences with some girls throughout my childhood and teenage years left a bad taste in my mouth. As an adult I worked with lots of women, sometimes more women than I cared for.


You see UniteWomen.org has taught me what sisterhood truly means. I now understand the magic that sisterhood is. I have relationships with amazing women all over the country, all over the world, that I may never meet but yet we are kindred spirits. We are sisters. Some of these women I have had the pleasure of meeting in person. Some women I have talked to on the phone or on google hangout. Some of these women I have only been able to talk to through emails, private messages, chats, or in private groups on Facebook. Some women I have not talked to at all. Here’s the thing though – even if I have not yet had the opportunity to talk to them online or on the phone there is still a sisterhood that exists.


I have come to fully understand the sisterhood that exists with the women that I have formed close relationships with now. I cannot imagine my life without these women in it. However, what has happened in the last 48 hours caused me to discover a sisterhood I never knew existed. It is a sisterhood that exists outside of textbooks, outside of concepts. It is a sisterhood that exists through kindred spirits. It is a sisterhood that brought tears flowing from my eyes.


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Meet the Woman in Charge of the Last Abortion Clinic in Mississippi

Meet the Woman in Charge of the Last Abortion Clinic in Mississippi | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by ALLISON YARROW, The Daily Beast


She’s faced bombings, protests, and legal attacks. Now, as a judge decides the fate of her abortion clinic—the last one in Mississippi—Diane Derzis reflects on her decades of work.

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The U.S. House of Representatives: Stop the Sham Votes on Health Care and Get to Work on Jobs!

Timothy Folely, a recent guest on two shows we dedicated to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (so-called Obama care), sent us this link.  The House is going to be voting tomorrow, to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 31st time.


"Most of those votes were successful in the House, but none of them stood a remote chance of passing the Senate. None of these bills stood a chance of being signed into law by President Obama, either. They were purely for show – as is this one.


Votes like these are exactly why Americans are so frustrated with Congress. Instead of tackling the real, urgent need to create good jobs and keep our economic recovery moving forward, the House will waste days on still more votes that will be equally meaningless.

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Attorneys feud over impact of Mississippi abortion law

Attorneys feud over impact of Mississippi abortion law | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press


Attorneys for the state of Mississippi are trying to persuade a federal judge to let a restrictive new abortion law to take effect, while those representing the state's only abortion clinic are asking the judge to extend the temporary hold he put on the law.


The opposing sides filed their latest court documents Friday, a deadline set by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III.


Jordan issued an order Sunday stopping the state from immediately enforcing a law that requires physicians performing abortions at the clinic to have privileges to admit patients to a local hospital. The order came the same day the law was supposed to take effect.


The judge will hold a hearing Wednesday in Jackson to consider whether to extend that order.


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Women 2.0 » Why Female Entrepreneurs Don’t Receive The Recognition Men Do

Women 2.0 » Why Female Entrepreneurs Don’t Receive The Recognition Men Do | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Lessons learned from female founders and women entrepreneurs...
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Humor can be the best form of truth telling.

Humor can be the best form of truth telling. | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

humortrain.com

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