ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has followed through on a promise to donate campaign contributions he has collected from disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein.
State campaign finance filings show Cuomo gave $111,000 he received from Weinstein to Women's Justice Now, a New York City-based charitable organization associated with the National Organization for Women.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A long-time feminist activist whose campaign resume noted that she had an illegal abortion in 1968 has been elected as the new president of the National Organization for Women.
Toni Van Pelt, 69, who has been active for decades in NOW's Florida affiliates, was elected Saturday night at the organization's national conference in Orlando, Florida. Elected as vice president was her running mate, Gilda Yazzie, a Navajo Indian from Durango, Colorado.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will become the first state to issue what's essentially a birth certificate to women who've had miscarriages, an idea that received broad support among Democrats and Republicans despite concerns from the National Organization for Women that it was an attempt to define life for fetuses that couldn't survive outside the womb.
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Officials have removed posters at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia after the National Organization for Women and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation complained that they were sexist.
Media outlets report that the foundation first asked for the removal of the posters, which contained language taken from a 1955 Air Force manual. The Air Force denied the initial request.
NEW YORK (AP) — After years of divisiveness, the Boy Scouts of America have opened their ranks to gay and transgender boys. Yet a different membership dispute persists: a long-shot campaign to let girls join the BSA so they have a chance to earn the prestigious status of Eagle Scout.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Lexington abortion clinic embroiled in a licensing fight with Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration since last year has decided to close, leaving Kentucky with one facility that performs abortions.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — For the Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women, last Thursday night was a sign of the time.
The women and men making protest signs at the New Haven Free Public Library gathered in solidarity to prepare for the Women's March on Washington on Jan. 21. There also will be marches in Hartford and Stamford that Saturday.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A group of women in Hampton Roads, Virginia, has reopened a dormant chapter of the National Organization for Women.
The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk reports (http://bit.ly/2imfmOk ) the organizers are upset about the election of Donald Trump as president. They believe he's sexist and a threat to decades of progress in women's equality.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane chapter of the National Organization for Women is dropping its ethics complaint against Spokane Mayor David Condon.
That's in exchange for becoming part of a new task force to strengthen the city's harassment, hiring, training and advancement policies.
City leaders say the task force will be formed in the next 30 days.