Renewal of the Violence Against Women Act is tied up in Congress. The reason: Republicans.
Sandra Fluke, who has become a national figure in the fight for women's reproductive rights, is campaigning hard now for the re-election of President Obama.
U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin stirred up a storm when he said, "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
The first to do so was Opha Mae Johnson.
It explores the "drama of social activism" in New York City from the 17th century up to the present.
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, legendary union organizer and later a leader of the Communist Party USA, was born Aug. 7, 1890.
"While we celebrate the preventive provisions about to take effect, we must also remember that opponents of the health care law are trying to weaken it."
Feminists, lawmakers and activists from across the country convened here June 29 - July 1 for NOW's 2012 National Conference.
The measure, an amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, prohibited gender inequality in federally funded education programs and institutions.