Women’s Rights

August 26, 2019 | Tonia Bui

Three Ways to Commemorate Women’s Equality Day

There are many ways to get involved in politics. Voting is one of them. Many took part in commemorating Women’s Equality Day on August 26. It is a day that celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the constitutional right to vote in the United States. Next year will mark the 100th […]

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March 28, 2019 | Tonia Bui

A Look Back in History to Charge Ahead in Politics

During Women’s History Month in March, I looked back at my 15-year-old self when I competed in the historical oratory category of a speech competition. I stood in front of two judges — two males and one female — and delivered the following words in my most loudest and fiercest voice I could project: “…we […]

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April 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

State Senator Susan Lee Shares Legislative Session Update

Residents gathered at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring on Tuesday evening for a statewide listening tour hosted by the Maryland Commission for Women. The goal of the meeting was for participants to voice their concerns to elected officials and the commission regarding women’s rights to help design laws that impact both women and their families. […]

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February 2, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

A Walk With Linda

I have known Linda for nearly 20 years. Back in the day we were members of a local Gaithersburg training group preparing for Marine Corps Marathons. The larger group dispersed except for a small select number of runners and cyclist friends who have been getting together religiously for decades on Saturday mornings to train, to […]

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January 24, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

UnNaugural Concert Raises Money for Progressive Causes (VIDEO)

More than 500 people who are passionate about equal rights, civil liberties, environmental issues and other progressive causes filled Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center the night of the Inauguration. The sold-out UnNaugural concert in Silver Spring lifted spirits and raised money for Planned Parenthood and four other national organizations. State Senator Cheryl Kagan produced the […]

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January 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Thousands Travel to D.C. for Women’s March (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Hundreds of thousands of people attended the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. Local Metro stations and trains were packed with people, many who were carrying signs with messages. Metro officials report that as of 11 a.m. on Saturday, ridership was 275,000. According to Metro’s Twitter account, that’s eight times a normal Saturday and […]

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January 21, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Hundreds Rally for Causes at UnNaugural Concert in Silver Spring (VIDEO & PHOTO)

The music of protest and progress stirred rousing applause at the UnNaugural Concert: Playing It Forward Voices for Social Justice, in Silver Spring. Some 500 people, including several Montgomery County and Maryland elected officials attended the sold out event at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center. State Senator Cheryl Kagan is the founder and executive producer […]

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January 24, 2014 | Diana Belchase

Illiteracy & the Women of Afghanistan

I’ve been waiting for the right moment to release this video interview of Susan Froetschel and boy did that moment come.  Susan’s latest book, Fear of Beauty, has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America Mary Higgins Clark Award!  It’s so well-deserved, too. (If the video doesn’t open, please update your Adobe Player) Susan’s books […]

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