We were pleased to see Cosmopolitan Editor-In-Chief and friend to EMILY’s List Joanna Coles, along with pro-choice ally and former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell on Morning Joe today singing our praises!
While the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act has passed through the Senate, we are still waiting on a crucial vote from the House. Remember, last year House Republicans famously allowed the almost-twenty-year-old act to expire for the first time since it became law. They cited objections to extending protections to LGBT, immigrant, and Native American women – objections so strenuous, they allowed protections for all American women to end.
10. She is the most traveled Secretary of StateTo date, Hillary Clinton has traveled 949,706 miles over 5 continents. You can read more about all of her trips and see a map of all her travel stops on the State Department’s website.
9. Her fight for Clean Stoves
The phrase “women get things done,” has never been so applicable. Women have dominated the discourse this week, and EMILY’s List has been in the forefront of many of the exciting things that have been happening. ICYMI, here’s what we’re talking about:
Lisa Jackson’s tenure as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is testament to what public service can accomplish. After earning chemical engineering degrees from Tulane and Princeton, Lisa worked her way up from a staff scientist at the EPA. Her commitment to the best science informed her leadership of the agency and set a powerful precedent.
It’s been a whirlwind week for women! Between the EMILY’s List Inaugural Brunch on Sunday and Tuesday’s Roe v. Wade anniversary, EMILY’s List has been busy celebrating election success and laying down groundwork for future progress. EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock appeared on three MSNBC shows in the last few days—Melissa Harris-Perry on Saturday and The Daily Rundown and Hardball on Tuesday—to talk about what we’ve accomplished and where the conversation on choice is leading.
It’s only weeks into the new year and EMILY’s List Political Opportunity Program is already hard at work continuing to build our pipeline of pro-choice Democratic women. POP held a Northern Virginia training last week leaving those who attended ready to run and ready to win.