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Statement from Page Gardner, Founder and President, Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund
Jon Ossoff’s strong showing in last night’s special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District made one thing clear— 2018 could be a very different midterm cycle. His campaign, with its slogan, “Make Trump Furious,” proved that Democrats can capitalize on opposition to the President and his party to mount fierce challenges in historically red districts.
Ossoff’s campaign – with its reliance on grassroots energy, volunteer involvement (over 3500 volunteers participated in his campaign), and his emphasis on the economy, health care, women’s health and ending waste in government also provides a blueprint for races to come in 2017 and 2018.
Brittany Bronson’s latest New York Times op/ed explores “What Happens When Women Legislate” – and in a word, it’s YUGE.
“Cheaper tampons. Office breaks to pump breast milk. No co-pay on birth control.
These are not the talking points of a ladies’ happy hour.
While we won’t have results for the special election for Georgia’s 6th congressional district until later on today, we already have some idea of just how significant this particular election is. Today (Tuesday) represents the first time since 1977 that Democrats have had a chance to win the Georgia 6th, and one of the first times since November 8th that Americans get to use the ballot box to show Donald Trump and Congress how they feel about their performance so far.
There is reason to suspect it will be a close race.
The 2018 election may be a big opportunity for Democrats… but only if they reclaim working-class economic issues. Read more about our March 2017 focus groups with women in Virginia and Ohio.
Our friends at the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF) have issued a strong new report (PDF) on Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, analyzing his judicial history and comments to determine his likely approach to the crucial issues that face Supreme Court justices. Read about the potential threat Gorsuch poses to the rights of women, working Americans, and the rule of law.
Our dial groups and surveys found that Donald Trump’s February 28 address to Congress produced modest improvements in his favorability ratings among key 2018 voter demographics—but millennials in particular weren’t won over by the speech.
Earlier today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Rep. Tom Price as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services.
As he indicated in contentious Senate confirmation hearings, Price will soon begin working from his new post in the Trump administration to undermine and dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
On Tuesday night, Senate Republicans tried to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren for reading a letter by Coretta Scott King, in opposition to Jeff Sessions’s nomination as Attorney General — but she’s still standing and raising her voice, because women won’t be silenced.
President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, who sits on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, could play a crucial role in determining the legality of the new Administration’s attempts to dramatically alter life in America as we know it.
On Inauguration Day, before millions, President Donald Trump swore an oath to help American workers. “The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes,” Trump said. “But that is the past.”
In reality, working families—and especially working and single mothers who aspire to reach the middle class—face a very troubling future under the new President.