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November 15, 1991 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
One by one, their voices brimming with rage and sorrow, dozens of California women came forward before a special legislative hearing Thursday to tell of the sexual harassment they have endured at work, sometimes for decades. They were attorneys and hairdressers, high-tech saleswomen and waitresses, a neurosurgeon and a pipefitter.
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November 15, 1991 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
One by one, their voices brimming with rage and sorrow, dozens of California women came forward before a special legislative hearing Thursday to tell of the sexual harassment they have endured at work, sometimes for decades. They were attorneys and hairdressers, high-tech saleswomen and waitresses, a neurosurgeon and a pipefitter.
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March 11, 2001 | C.G. WALLACE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
For Utah lawmakers, making insurance companies pay for contraceptives may be a hard pill to swallow. But the women who pay an average of $30 a month because their insurance won't cover contraception have taken a keen interest in the issue. According to the Conference of State Legislatures, women spend almost 70% more in out-of-pocket health care expenses than men, mostly due to birth control costs. Utah state Sen.
OPINION
July 16, 2011
Though it is rare, the occasional American presidential election goes to the loser of the popular vote, an outcome that undermines basic notions of fairness and democracy and is an artifact of the nation's ancient electoral system. Advocates of a popular vote system have persuaded both houses of the California Legislature to adopt a measure that would lend California's support to that idea. Gov. Jerry Brown should sign it. In drafting the U.S. Constitution, the framers created a two-tiered system for electing presidents.
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December 15, 1994 | RUTH B. MANDEL, Ruth B. Mandel is the director of the Center for the American Woman and Politics at Rutgers University. and
On the "women and politics watch," the ghost of 1992 lingers. "What happened to women?" is intoned with disbelief. Were the high spirits of '92, the yester-Year-of-the-Woman, so short-lived or misplaced? No, not misplaced. Just premature and ahistorical in entertaining a notion that one election year might overcome centuries of political practice, granting women power with one Olympic leap. Still, the hellfires of Campaign '94 did not immolate women.
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May 1, 1990 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp pleaded with Democratic voters Monday not to prejudge him because he is a man, a Catholic and has gone to court to defend state actions unpopular with the abortion-rights movement. Despite these "liabilities," Van de Kamp told representatives of abortion and birth control clinics at a conference here that he is more dedicated to protecting abortion rights than his Democratic opponent for the gubernatorial nomination, former San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein.
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August 9, 1990 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The American Bar Assn., bitterly split over the issue of abortion, voted Wednesday to revoke a 6-month-old policy of support for a woman's right to end a pregnancy. By a vote of 200 to 188, the organization's House of Delegates instead adopted a neutral stand on abortion. Under the new policy, the abortion issue is termed "extremely divisive" and "for the good of the association, (the ABA) will not adopt a policy supportive of a particular viewpoint with respect to . . .
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September 30, 1997 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dinner was deliberately light fare--acorn squash soup and lamb, with dessert of green-apple sorbet and berries. Guests described the evening as cozy and autographed each other's calligraphic menus as souvenirs. But conversation at the opening session of this powerful new group with members from four continents centered on weighty world problems, from human rights to environmental dangers.
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