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TWO INTERESTING WEEKS AWAY FROM HOME (INCLUDING PARIS)

Posted on October 16, 2013, in My Blog, with 20 Comments

First I went to Atlanta for the annual Empower party that raises money for my Georgia-based non-profit, The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential. We honored Dr Sanjay Gupta with the Health Pioneer. It was a lot of fun and a big success. My favorite ex-husband, Ted Turner, was my date.

Turns out Dr Gupta went to University of Michigan and, with his wife Rebecca, lived near Jeff Daniels in a small lake town 15 minutes from Ann Arbor.…

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Elizabeth Warren's on-line message to supporters.

The Women’s Media Center “2012 Elections: Women Make Their Mark”

Posted on November 7, 2012, in My Blog, with 2 Comments

By Peggy Simpson | November 7, 2012

Women claim the last word in the “war on women” election this year, with 55 percent backing Barack Obama and many progressive women winning House and Senate seats.

Women won record numbers of seats in Congress in the 2012 elections and voters sent a strong message that kidding around about rape will not be tolerated.…

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The Women’s Media Center invites you to An Evening with Gloria Steinem March 31st

Posted on March 20, 2011, in My Appearances, My Blog, with 0 Comments

March 31, 2011
The Women’s Media Center: An Evening with Gloria Steinem

EN ROUTE TO OPRAH

Posted on October 20, 2010, in My Appearances, My Blog, with 39 Comments

I just landed in Chicago. Tonight I do a fundraising event for The Women’s Media Center in this city. WMC has gotten some great press recently, especially in the New York Times article a week or so ago on the effects of sexism on female candidates. In partnership with several other polling and media-related organizations, we did research showing that calling female candidates ‘prostitutes’, for instance, or other sexist names, causes the women’s polling numbers to drop, especially if the candidate tries to ignore the slander thinking it will ‘go away’ instead of fighting back.…

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Tell CBS and NFL to scrap Focus on the Family’s anti-choice Superbowl ad!

Posted on January 27, 2010, in My Blog, with 13 Comments

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:

Rebekah Spicuglia, Media Director
Women’s Media Center
(office) 212-563-0680; (cell) 415-290-2970
[email protected]

Coalition of Progressive Organizations Demand CBS Pull Divisive Anti-Choice Super Bowl Ad

January 26, 2010 (New York, NY) – The Women’s Media Center and united organizations dedicated to reproductive rights, tolerance, and social justice have launched a campaign calling CBS to immediately pull an anti-choice advertisement sponsored by Focus on the Family to air during Super Bowl XLIV.…

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THURSDAY IN NEW YORK

Posted on December 11, 2009, in My Blog, with 5 Comments

I spent the whole day in a Womens Media Center board meeting. It was exciting because the board members are so fabulous and smart, because we welcomed our new President, Jehmu Greene, and because there is so much critical work to be done.…

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MONDAY IN NEW YORK

Posted on December 8, 2009, in My Blog, with 26 Comments

I was honored this morning (at 7am!! Having flown in from LA so for me it was 4am) with the Elinor Guggenheimer Lifetime Achievement Award presented to me by the New York Women’s Agenda. Gloria Steinem gave me the most moving, human, generous introduction. As I told her, it’s the first time I did the trophy-exchange photo op with tears running down my cheeks.…

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THE NY FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR THE WOMEN’S MEDIA CENTER

Posted on November 30, 2009, in My Blog, with 8 Comments

This took place while I was recently in NY but because of the internet isses I haven’t posted this before. We had a lovely dinner in the home of Caroline Hirsch. Gloria Steinem sat at one table and I at another and we switched at dessert time. Besides the interesting conversation, two things moved me in particular about the evening: the multigenerational aspect with mothers bringing daughters and daughters bringing mothers and the presence of two good men.…

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ARMAND HAMMER MUSEUM

Posted on October 10, 2009, in My Blog, with 11 Comments

My computer was contaminated and, though I wrote 3 or 4 blogs I couldn’t send them till today. Sorry about that. So there’ll be a bunch getting posted all at once.

Last Saturday, My dear friends Jodie Evans and Max Palevsky, invited Richard and me to join them at their table at a fundraiser at the Armand Hammer Museum in Westwood.…

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