Tonight we’re honoring Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords for her leadership and service in Congress. We’re presenting her with the We Are EMILY Award, and we’ll premiere this video. Check it out below to get an exclusive first look. Share it with your friends, post it on Facebook and Twitter, and follow us (@emilyslist) tonight using the hashtag #WeAreEMILY to join us virtually.
By now, you’ve seen the Ryan Gosling “Hey Girl…” meme floating around the internet – including Feminist Ryan Gosling and Equal Pay Ryan Gosling.
Since Ryan hasn’t returned our calls, we decided to have a little fun with the meme in our own way.
Looks like the Tea Party’s over for New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta. Thanks to his tireless (or tired, depending on your viewpoint) support of the extremist GOP House leadership and Paul Ryan’s slash-and-burn budgets, Guinta’s approval rating sits at just 25%, and his town hall meetings are peppered with frustrated constituents.
By Congresswoman Chellie Pingree on April 18, 2012
Last year, I sat in my Washington office and listened to five women tell painful stories of how they had been sexually assaulted while in uniform. Each one of them had been a committed professional, each one had dreamed of a career in the military, each one had dedicated their life to serving our country. Each one was not only the victim of an assault, but also a victim of a very flawed system for responding to these attacks.
Today is Equal Pay Day. The sad fact is, in 2012, American women still earn only 77 cents on average for every dollar men make. This terrible wage gap has dire consequences for not only women, but for their families as well.
Gridlock in Congress is gonna be no match for NY’s Grace Meng, one of EMILY’s List most recent endorsed candidates. Just today, Meng achieved the nearly impossible – bringing four, count ‘em, four likely candidates for Mayor in New York City together to agree on one critical thing: Grace Meng.
Kathy Hochul’s spectacular win in last May’s special election was truly one for the books: a Republican congressman resigned in disgrace in a seemingly safe district, but Kathy grabbed the seat in an upset that reinvigorated Democrats and stunned the GOP. Perhaps someone else might have rested on her laurels after such an accomplishment, but Kathy Hochul did no such thing.
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter first introduced the STOCK (Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge) Act in 2006, and when President Obama signed it into law this year, he praised Louise’s legislation for its “idea that everybody plays by the same rules.”
Have you heard? On April 24, EMILY’s List is honoring Gabby with our annual We are EMILY award, which recognizes women who have changed the face of political power and provided extraordinary leadership and inspiration to the EMILY’s List community and beyond.
Join us, along with Congresswoman Terri Sewell and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, in honoring Gabby for her incredible service. RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends to this incredible night.