One of the most urgent environmental issues for the State Senate district I am running to represent, and for California as a whole, is conserving water to alleviate the effects of drought and ongoing water shortages.
Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown University law student who gained fame when Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut,” brought her California State Senate campaign to Funny or Die Wednesday with an appearance on the website’s “Throwing Shade” podcast. The candidate discussed her history as a women’s rights activist as well as her political future.
It has been more than 50 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, yet women still don't earn equal pay for equal work. It's time we fix this for women in Los Angeles and across the country.
Sandra Fluke, candidate for California State Senate, today announced the endorsement of Jennifer Seibel Newsom and several women leaders from the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women. Fluke has previously been endorsed by a broad range of women leaders from California and across the country.
Dismayed at the gridlock in Congress, Fluke, who graduated from Georgetown University law school in 2012, has decided to run to replace Lieu as the state senator representing a district that includes Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Brentwood and the wealthy coastal cities from Malibu to Palos Verdes. “I'm much more interested in what we are able to accomplish here in California,” Fluke told the Lookout in an interview at a local café.
Ilyse Hogue and Sandra Fluke discuss the landmark Hobby Lobby case, which went before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, and what type of precedent would be set if the court rules in favor of a corporation.
A pair of potentially catastrophic cases will be argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. These cases are brought by privately held, for-profit corporations that are arguing their religious convictions should preclude them from offering employees the health insurance required by law. Specifically, these private employers don’t want to allow their employees’ insurance to cover some forms of birth control because, contrary to medical and scientific evidence, they believe some birth control causes abortions.
Sandra Fluke joins the Diane Rehm show to discuss the Supreme Court's highest profile case of this term. Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores touches on some of the most hot-button political and legal questions in the country right now, including the Affordable Care Act, abortion and the impact of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.
The questions sound absurd: is a for-profit corporation a person with religious beliefs? Should the religious beliefs of your employer dictate what kind of medical care you get?
Yet these are the questions before the Supreme Court this week, and given where some of the justices stand – that a corporation is a person (see: Citizens United), that a woman's reproductive choices are up for debate (see: the "partial-birth" abortion ruling) – there may be many more absurdities across America after Tuesday’s oral arguments on Obamacare’s contraception mandate.
Those of us who care about women’s equality, workers’ rights and legal protections for minority groups – there are a lot of us – are nervous. So I called up Sandra Fluke, the reproductive justice activist who is now running for state legislature in California, for a preview.