Last week, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced the Rebuild America Act which would expand opportunities and economic growth for women and families. The Act, praised by the National Partnership for Women and Families as “an ambitious, comprehensive bill that addresses the real issues facing America’s families,” covers many issues that EMILY’s List women have been fighting for throughout their careers.
No one is for violence against women, right? No one supports rape, domestic violence, stalking, or abuse. And yet, Wednesday, Republicans refused to even consider the Violence Against Women Act.
Changes in the Violence Against Women Act – rights for Native Americans, immigrants, LGBT – were included to reflect the reality of life since the Act was last updated. But Republicans in Congress have made the safety of others political, rather than common sense.
We need more women in government. It’s plain and simple. Tonight, a rock star panel - hosted by Glamour magazine and Editor-in-Chief, Cindi Leive, moderated by Chelsea Clinton and featuring EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock, Sandra Fluke, Christine Quinn, Nicolle Wallace, Abby Huntsman Livingston, and Amy Holmes – will discuss getting more women involved in politics.
New York Assemblywoman Grace Meng of Queens has an impressive list of superlatives already under her belt: she’s the only Asian-American currently serving in the New York State Legislature, as well as the youngest Asian-American ever elected there. She is the first Asian-American appointed to hold a cabinet position in her state’s Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Caucus.
You know you're going to have a good week when it starts off with an email from Elizabeth Warren. She is trying to take the senate seat back from Tea Party darling, Scott Brown, and she knows how important EMILY's List support will be. In case you didn't get the email, you can check it out below. But don't miss out in the future. Sign up here.
There’s a war being waged on the women of this country. Every day, in states from coast to coast, and in the halls of our nation’s capitol, Republican’s are launching attacks, trying to take away our rights. This week the outrageous actions of Republican-controlled state legislatures dominated the headlines as they promoted one extremist bill after another.
Senator Barbara Mikulski first took office on January 3rd, 1977 as a member of the House of Representatives. On Saturday, she became the longest-serving woman in Congressional history, having served 12,858 days.
Let’s reflect on that for a moment. Any way you slice it, that is a really long time.
Recently, we released a poll showing that nearly half of all voters would be less likely to vote for their member of congress if they supported the Blunt Amendment – which would have allowed employers to decide what kind of health care employees can have.
Today is the 2-year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act. With all the legislation flying around the states aimed at vaginally probing women, restricting their access to comprehensive health care and dictating what they can and cannot do to their bodies, I’m happy to celebrate a piece of legislation that has done so much to actually help women.