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Imagine for a second if Supreme Court cases had been decided by extreme conservatives like Justices Scalia and Thomas. Six million Americans would be without health care and loving, same-sex couples would still be denied the right to marry.

If we want more progressive justices like Sotomayor, Kagan and Ginsburg, we MUST win back the Senate for Democrats in 2016.

Our rock star Senate candidates Tammy Duckworth, Kamala Harris, Donna Edwards, and Ted Strickland are counting on us to come through by pushing our issues during the election cycle with rallies, emails, media alerts, and meetings.

Whether you give in this moment could decide the next big case. Please, I’m asking you to give so we can continue our work for equality.

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WheelchairCelebrate the Silver Anniversary of the ADA

The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is July 26, and communities around Ohio are preparing events to celebrate.

Cleveland: Wednesday, July 22  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wade Oval  Website: adacleveland.org

Columbus:  Opening Reception Wednesday, July 22 5 to 9 p.m. Columbus State Community College

Community Celebration  Thursday, July 23  11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Columbus Commons  Website: ada25columbus.com

 Retirement Crisis

moneyOn July 13, the Obama administration will hold the once-a-decade White House Conference on Aging. This is an opportunity to to address the retirement security crisis and take action to correct it the only way we can: by increasing Social Security benefits. But shockingly,the conference’s draft policy brief leaves out any discussion of the need to expand Social Security benefits.

Sign the petition to the White House Conference on Aging. Tell them that any discussion about American retirement security must include Social Security expansion!

Health & Well-Being Reproductive Rights Violence & Safety

This third release in IWPR’s series, Status of Women in the States: 2015, analyzes data related to women’s health and safety, including health behaviors, mortality from chronic disease, access to reproductive health care, and exposure to violence.

Data is also highlighted on the accompanying interactive website, www.statusofwomendata.org, a tool for leaders and the public to access information at the state level. The site is also the most accessible, comprehensive source of state-level data on women of color in the United States. Visit:  www.statusofwomendata.org

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