We've long known that EMILY's List elected women are the firewall against restrictions on women's reproductive rights. Right, now, amidst debate about the Stupak-Pitts Amendment in the House's health care bill, EMILY's List women in the House and Senate are taking action to prevent the measure from becoming law.
EMILY's List alum Cong. Diana DeGette (CO-01) has been front and center in the debate about the Stupak/Pitts Amendment in the House's health care bill. Diana, who co-chairs the House's pro-choice caucus with another EMILY's List alum, Cong.
Cheryle Robinson Jackson, our candidate in the IL-Senate race, took a strong stand against the Stupak/Pitts Amendment today. In an email to supporters about her reactions to the House and Senate versions of the bill, she called the amendment "an insidious way to take us back to the dark ages."
The New York Daily News is reporting that, after deciding not to run for governor, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani "will run for U.S. Senate," pitting him against EMILY's List candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
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We were excited to have congressional candidate Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) in the office this week. Ann's campaign is in full swing, and we're always happy when candidates drop by the office to check in with staff.
Trust me -- you don't to miss Amy Walters' National Journal piece from yesterday.
Using AMC's Mad Men as her frame of reference, Walters examines two recent events that, as she put it, "felt more like [Mad Men character] Betty Draper than Betty Friedan." And, having watched those events unfold ourselves, we're starting to think the same thing.
I thought you might be interested in Joan Walsh's most recent piece on the cover of Newsweek that features Sarah Palin.
How do you solve a problem like Jon Meacham?
Joan WalshNovember 17, 2009Salon.com
Since joining the Senate in January, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) hasn't hesitated to take on tough issues. And now, with the Stupak/Pitts Amendment in the House health care bill threatening to deny millions of women access to safe, affordable reproductive care, Kirsten is taking action once again.