Today we are excited to celebrate the 77th birthday of Social Security -- a critical program that year after year has helped American women take care of themselves and their families. Social Security is one of America’s greatest promises; you pay into a system for your entire working life on the premise that one day it will pay you back. Women across the country have earned these benefits and depend on them throughout retirement.
With the selection of GOP extremist and social-engineer Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate—the stakes for women just got that much higher. Paul Ryan’s record is considered more conservative than Dick Cheney’s, and his suggested policies could be just as (if not more) detrimental to women and families.
It’s a big day in presidential politics. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. The Vice President pick says a lot about a nominee’s legislative priorities, and with Ryan joining Romney on the ticket, we think there are a few things you should know.
Yesterday, Scott Brown joined the ranks of conspiracy theorists the world over in his newest attack against Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Warren’s daughter. Even for this original Tea Party senator, this is a new low.
His claim? That Elizabeth Warren’s daughter, Amelia Warren Tyagi, has in some way used her role as a board member at Demos to promote her mother’s election efforts.
The results are in for last night’s Missouri Senate primary. As Todd Akin starts his Tea Party victory lap, we cannot even begin to tell you how important this race is in keeping our Senate majority this November. Claire McCaskill has demonstrated time and again her commitment to the women and working families of Missouri. Since elected in 2006, she’s worked to protect small businesses, close the wage gap, and expand access to family planning and quality healthcare.
Cheri Bustos is running for Congress in Illinois’ 17th district. Her opponent is Tea Party-backed Republican Bobby Schilling. Although Schilling is an incumbent, Obama won the district in 2008, which makes the 17th district crucial for Democrats looking to take back control of the House. Cheri Bustos is a rock star candidate and is poised to do great things for Illinois and the country. But what you may not know about her is that she’s a grandmother, an athlete and an incredibly generous person.
Last Friday, we brought you the week’s winners and losers. But this week, we’ve had so many phenomenal developments; we couldn’t wait a full week to get you the inside scoop.
Over the past week, EMILY’s List candidates have been receiving major national and local endorsements. Here’s the run-down:
I’m writing this near the end of a long day on the road. I’ve been through three states in the last six days, meeting with candidates, supporters, voters – and today really feels like the “best of times and the worst of times” for the women who make up our EMILY’s List community.