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Meet Carly, MWC Spring Intern

Meet Carly, MWC Spring Intern
Greetings blog readers! My name is Carly and I am the new Communications and Development intern at the Minnesota Women's Consortium. I will be graduating from Augsburg College this spring with both Sociology and Women’s Studies major.  When I got to Augsburg I had absolutely no idea what I was going to major in. After taking an intro to Sociology and intro to Women’s Studies my freshman year, my path became…
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Weekly Wrap Up: June 28

Weekly Wrap Up: June 28
There has been some great news this week concerning some major women's and human rights issues! First of all, The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was shot down 5-4 by the U.S. Supreme Court! The act would have denied federal benefits to same-sex couples and banned same-sex marriage in California. Read more here and here from CNN and here from Ms. Women to read how this affects women. DOMA failing opens…
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What’s Happening With Abortion Laws?

On June 19th, the Republican led U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that  would deny women the right to have an abortion after 20 weeks of gestation. The bill passed on Tuesday with a voting count of 228-196. See CNN coverage video here. Not to worry, though, because even though the bill passed in the House, the Democratic majority in the Senate has not indicated any plans to schedule…
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Monday Member Feature June 24: University of Minnesota Women’s Center- Office for Diversity and Equity

Monday Member Feature June 24: University of Minnesota Women’s Center- Office for Diversity and Equity
The Women's Center in the U of M Department of Equity and Diversity works to advance equity for women, students, staff, faculty and alumnae across identities. They strive to build connections, nurture socially responsible leaders and advocate for change in an organized manner to move towards excellence for all. Currently the Women's Center is offering two sponsorships for undergraduate students for The Art of Honoring Leadershp Development Mentoring Program. This program works to connect…
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Weekly Wrap Up: June 21

This week has been dominated by further discussions on immigration reform and abortion restrictions along with debates over personal privacy and the role of the government, sparked largely by the recent NSA scandal. The immigration legislation that is currently before the Senate proposes an expansion of the effort to crack down on illegal immigration. If passed, certain personal information would be available through a newly expanded Department of Homeland Security…
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Trivia Perusal Wrap-Up

Trivia Perusal Wrap-Up
Trivia Perusal night was a huge succes! We met our fundraising goals and had a fantastic turnout with 13 Trivia Teams and a number of spectators! Thank you again to our wonderful sponsors, volunteers, members and supporters for making the First Annual Trivia Perusal so great! Photos have been added below and on Facebook! Here's the rundown of what happened: Our amazing teams battled each other to write down the correct answer to each…
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Trivia Perusal Answers Revealed!

I'm sure you're all wondering about the answers to some of those questions that just stuck with you... What did you get right? What is the answer to that question that kept nagging at you? Find out below! Round 1: Q: On May 16th of this year, how many women were nominated by President Obama to serve as federal court judges? A: 4 Q: Name the feminist blogger and writer…
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Weekly Wrap Up: June 6

There are quite a few issues prevailing in political discussion that have been ongoing and based in gender equity. Now more than ever we see progressive action being held back by both media and government alike. Senator John McCain came out to say that sexual assault against women in the military could be solved by dissuading women from joining rather than addressing the issues of the act itself as well…
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Meet Emma, the New MWC Communications Intern

Hello everyone! My name is Emma and I am the new Communications Intern for the MN Women's Consortium for this summer! Just to let you know a little about who I am: I just finished my sophomore year at Macalester College and will begin my junior year in the fall. I'm a double major in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Community & Global Health and also a Hispanic Studies…
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2013 Legislative Session Summary

2013 Legislative Session Summary
The 88th session of the Minnesota Legislature came to a close last Monday, with the House of Representatives, Senate and Governor Mark Dayton agreeing to budget and tax proposals in the final days. In all, over 3500 bills were introduced this session, of which the Minnesota Women’s Consortium tracked 264 bills that pertained to or affected women, in areas such as health care, education, housing, poverty, the economy and equal…
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