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Feminists warn pols not to erode women’s gains

Feminists in the United States, “fed up” with election-year attempts to erode their hard-won gains, issued a sharp reminder that women make up a voting bloc that cannot be ignored. HERvotes, a coalition of 51 women’s groups, vowed to ensure that several decades of progress in health care, education and…

Women’s groups unite for 2012 US election

Some 40 women’s groups in the United States have teamed up for the 2012 presidential election to defend gains made on women’s issues in recent decades and ensure they vote. Known as HERvotes, the non-partisan outfit includes the National Organization of Women as well as groups representing jurists, African-Americans, Latinas,…