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The demonstrators say women need affordable health care. Photo by Amy Green

Health Care as a Gender Equality Issue

Women’s rights activists are calling on state lawmakers to expand health care for all Floridians. They gathered Wednesday one day after primary elections to celebrate women’s right to vote and call on women to back candidates in November who support the Affordable Care Act. A small throng of elected leaders and representatives from Planned Parenthood and other groups gathered at Senator Beth Johnson Park. Johnson was the first woman in the state Senate. Michelle Levy of the League of Women Voters of Orange County says uneven access to affordable health care is a lingering source of inequality for women. “We have the right to vote, and if we don’t use it for issues that are important to women then what …
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Intersection | Columnist Darryl Owens Talks Ferguson & Conversations with Congressmen Paul Ryan and John Mica

The shooting death of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri sparked protest and intense media interest this month. 90.7’s Matthew Peddie speaks to Orlando Sentinel Columnist and 90.7 Contributor Darryl Owens about the situation and what makes it different from protests two years ago in Central Florida stemming from the death of teenager Trayvon Martin.
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