October 10, 2017

Lawmakers want ‘stealthing’ classified as rape

Source: New York Post By Lauren Tousignant Two US legislators are making a push for Congress to classify “stealthing” as rape. On Wednesday, two Democratic members of Congress — Ro Khanna of California and Carolyn Maloney of New York — sent a letter, obtained by Buzzfeed, to the House Judiciary Committee requesting its members hold a hearing in order to better understand …

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October 10, 2017

“Stealthing” Should Be Classified As Rape And These Lawmakers Want Congress To Talk About It

Source: Buzzfeed By Brianna Sacks Two US representatives want nonconsensual condom removal — known as “stealthing” — to be classified as rape and are pushing for a hearing to learn more about the practice and its repercussions. Democratic Reps. Ro Khanna, from California, and Carolyn Maloney, from New York, sent a letter Wednesday to the House Judiciary Committee asking its …

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October 10, 2017

“We Are Not Doing Our Jobs—and People Are Dying Because of It”

Source: Marie Claire On Sunday night, the Las Vegas strip was turned into a war zone. A lone gunman, from his hotel room window, murdered 59 innocent people and wounded more than 500. It is the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. We’re still learning how and why this madman committed this atrocity, but one thing we know for …

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October 10, 2017

U.N. Leaders Re-Commit to Embodying Nonviolence on Gandhi Jayanti

Source: India West By Arul Louis, Ians UNITED NATIONS — Meeting under the grim shadow of the overnight Las Vegas, Nevada, massacre, the leadership of the global organization Oct. 2 renewed its commitment to embodying Mahatma Gandhi’s belief in the power of nonviolence. Gandhi’s principle of nonviolence was the core principle of the U.N., said General Assembly president Miroslav Lajcak, …

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October 4, 2017

Graham-Cassidy would rob New York of $45 billion in healthcare funding, threaten coverage of more than 2 million New Yorkers, and raise health care costs

Source: Insurance News Net Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement in response to Senator John McCain’s decision to oppose the latest Senate Republican Healthcare plan, commonly known as Graham-Cassidy. On Monday, September 25th, at 11am on the steps of City Hall, Rep. Maloney will gather with other elected officials and health advocates at a press conference to call for additional Senate Republicans to join Senator McCain and kill this bill. “Graham-Cassidy would …

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October 4, 2017

Maloney Mourns The Death Of Edith Windsor

Source: Queens Gazette In reaction to the announcement of the passing of Edith Windsor, known for the Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor that ruled the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement: “It was with great sadness that I learned today of the death of my friend and hero, …

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October 4, 2017

Maloney Meets With NY-12 Students For Inaugural Congressional Youth Cabinet

Source: Queens Gazette Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney gathered with students from across New York’s 12th Congressional District on September 10 for the inaugural meeting of her Congressional Youth Cabinet (CYC). These 23 exceptional students were chosen from dozens of applications that came from every corner of the 12th Congressional District. “I am thrilled to be kicking off this new initiative …

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October 4, 2017

U.S. House Passes Amendment To Allow Additional Funding For Testing Backlog Of Rape Kits

Source: Local Memphis By Kim Chaney MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – According to Congressman Steve Cohen’s office, the U.S. House has passed an amendment that would provide an additional $4 million for law agencies working to reduce backlogs of untested rape kits. The following was issued by Congressman Cohen’s office: The House of Representatives today passed an amendment offered by Congressman Steve …

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October 4, 2017

Opinion: The US Action Endangering Mothers Worldwide

Source: Roll Call – Opinion By Roll Call Staff As the world faces multiple humanitarian crises around the world, few political actions have been as cruel and shortsighted as the Trump administration’s decision to cut off funding to the United Nations Population Fund, or UNFPA. This U.N. agency provides lifesaving maternal health care in regions of the world plagued by …

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October 4, 2017

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Gets a Public Reminder to Save the Garment Center From Designers and Supporters

Source: WWD – Fashion Section By Rosemary Feitelberg MAYORAL APPEAL: Rather than just send a letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asking — for a second time — that the Garment Center Steering Committee’s recommendations be considered before any changes to the zoning are made, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (N.Y.) and a group of supporters held a …

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