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The Florida Legislature has a program to honor great Floridians. Started in 1981 the program has honored 89 individuals, 74 men and 15 women. Over the thirty-four year span of the award, there were no women honored for twenty-five of those years. The first woman honored was environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas in 1987. The second woman honored was educator, [...]
The Harriet Tubman Statue project in Maryland had a major victory this legislative session. The statue bill passed both houses of the General Assembly and is currently awaiting the Governor’s signature.
After passage in the House of Delegates 133-0, an eleventh hour amendment of the House version allowed by Senate President Mike Miller threw procedural obstacles [...]
On March 22, Maryland HB 1429 passed House of Delegates 133-0. The first hearing in the Maryland Senate on March 27 SB 1069 passed out of Senate Committee with favorable vote. Here is a copy of the bill. Note that only the section on the statue was voted on.
Harriet Tubman Statue & [...]
(Ed. Note: This op-ed is being published in the Baltimore Sun on Friday, March 11, 2011. See our Harriet Tubman Statue Project for more.)
The Maryland General Assembly has an opportunity to send a new representative to the United States Capitol. This person wouldn’t be a voting member of Congress but would stand tall in [...]
On December 1, 2010, Slate published, A Young Person’s Guide to Slate’s Culturally Relevant Octogenarians. Of the eleven Americans selected, only two were women, Betty White, an animal rights activist and star of the Golden Girls, and author Mary Higgins Clark. Women make up over fifty percent of the population and there is no [...]
On November 24, the day before Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Lily Blau wrote an interesting commentary for the Huffington Post on the almost total lack of female character balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. (And You Thought You Had Thanksgiving Off: Gender Inequality in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade). Only ten giant female character [...]
Last Saturday, November 20, representatives from both EVE and Maryland NOW attended a Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women (MLAW) conference in Rockville, Maryland. MLAW is a statewide coalition of women’s groups and individuals which advocates for pro-woman legislation in the General Assembly.
The conference was attended by a variety of groups including the Maryland Commission [...]
Yesterday my cousin was in town from New York and I decided to take her to the National Gallery of Art. We walked in exactly when a highlights tour was about to start. How could we pass up a free tour by a highly qualified docent?
Half way through the tour I [...]
UPDATE: Wednesday, November 24—see our new post with a petition to Macy’s and a poll on which female character balloons you’d like to see!
Holidash reports on the new balloons Macy’s will debut in this year’s parade:
The 84th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature two brand new balloons this year that are sure to delight [...]