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Author Archives: Kimberly Duguay

GRAWA President’s Message: Women’s History Month opens world of knowledge

On March 3, 1913, 5,000 women marched up Pennsylvania Avenue demanding the right to vote. Although the 19th Amendment was not passed until 1920, this “national procession” was an important milestone in the struggle for women’s rights. Significantly, March is ...

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GRAWA President’s Message: Remembering the spirit of Dr. King with a day of service

It has been 150 years since the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, as the civil war entered its third year. The proclamation stated in part that “all ...

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GRAWA President’s Column: Constitutionality of DOMA likely headed to High Court

New York may have legalized same-sex marriage, but the federal Defense of Marriage Act prevents the federal government from recognizing these unions. As a result, legally married same-sex couples are denied numerous marriage-related rights and benefits that are afforded heterosexual ...

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