The Stupak/Pitts Amendment, passed with the House's health care bill last week, has caused a firestorm among pro-choice organizations and leaders. In New Hampshire, EMILY's List candidate Ann McLane Kuster, a long-time advocate for women's reproductive rights, has been at the forefront of the call for continued protection of women's rights.
Exciting news in Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's campaign for U.S. Senate!
Kirsten received the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign today, important recognition of her work on behalf of LGBT rights. Kirsten, who has advocated for the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell since joining the Senate in January, has been a strong leader for equal rights issues, according to HRC's president, Joe Solmonese.
Cong. Debbie Halvorson (IL-11), elected with EMILY's List members' support in 2008, released a powerful video today, highlighting stories behind health care reform.
The people in the video, all Debbie's constituents, have dealt with incredible obstacles. Their stories speak for themselves:
We were shocked to watch Republican members of Congress attempt to silence members of the Democratic Women's Caucus as they spoke on the House floor this Saturday. But as frustrating as it was to watch, it must have been even more maddening for the women members who couldn't finish a sentence.
Sen. Patty Murray (WA) doesn't just talk about the need for improved public education; she's taking action to see that it happens.
This week, she took a major step toward improving the quality of U.S. education by introducing landmark literacy legislation.
I thought having a pro-choice Congress and a pro-choice president would mean that women's reproductive rights would be protected.
But, when push came to shove on the House's health care bill, it wasn't enough.
The assault on women's reproductive rights continues with a vengeance. As Congress struggled to pass health care reform to improve the lives of America's families, anti-choice forces took advantage of the situation to mount yet another assault on abortion. They were willing to sacrifice health care reform--even though millions of people would now be able to receive coverage, even though the bill would finally begin to lower health care costs, even though lives would be saved---to enact anti-abortion provisions to take away reproductive rights from millions of women.
When the GOP runs out of ideas, it apparently relies on the tried and true tactics of preschoolers: tantrums.
As the House discussed rules of debate for today's health care talks, the Democratic women's caucus met with jeering, shouts, and predictable delay tactics when they addressed the floor. The women -- many of whom EMILY's List helped elect -- made their remarks while Republicans cried out objections for nearly 30 minutes.
Because we never miss an opportunity to brag on one of our own...
A new poll released by the Clarus Research Group of Washington shows Senator Barbara Mikulski with a job approval rating of 57 percent, making her the "most popular politician" in Maryland.