Notable News: 2012 is Going to be HUGE!
By Sarah Burris on
November 1, 2011
- This Saturday, the EMILY’s List staff is participating in the 5K Race for Representation for American University’s Women and Politics Institute. We’ve all been training hard and will bring you photos and video next week. The Women and Politics Institute is a great part of AU. Their aim is to help close the gender gap in political leadership and “provide young women with academic and practical training that encourages them to become involved in the political process.” We’re all very excited to be supporting this cause!
"We want our young girls and women to have no glass ceilings in their lives and in their futures. The symbolic impact of being able to look at a woman senator, a woman secretary of state, a woman as a CEO of a company -- as well as seeing women in all parts of society -- sends the message that you can be anything you want to be, and there's nothing holding you back," said Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), who is running for the open Senate seat in her state and would become the first openly gay member of the upper chamber if she wins."
As Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America says, "This is the latest effort to restrict the critical preventive care of millions of women…as I travel across the country, I hear from Republicans, Democrats, clergy and people of faith, and they overwhelmingly support this provision to cover preventive health care."
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