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Statement from Page Gardner, founder and president of Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund
“Instead of acting on recommendations that would update aging voting machines and software for voter registration databases, the Pence-Kobach Commission continues to promote the fiction of widespread voter fraud as an excuse to pursue a partisan agenda.
WASHINGTON – In conjunction with the sham Trump-Kobach voter suppression commission convening in Manchester, NH, Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund is today launching a full homepage-takeover of the New Hampshire Union Leader‘s UnionLeader.com.
Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund joins with every American appalled over the violence in Charlottesville last weekend and the President’s refusal to condemn the bigotry and violence of white supremacists. Here is a list of actions to take after this past weekend in Charlottesville.
10 Actions That You Can Take To Stop White Supremacy And Stand Up For Civil And Human RightsRegister and vote. The most important way to stand up for civil and human rights is to make sure you and your friends and family are all registered to vote, and to make sure you cast your ballot in every election.
The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million Americans without health insurance by 2026, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the plan being rushed to a vote this week. As soon as next year, 15 million more people would not be insured compared with the current law, according to the CBO.
“This is a country that was built on the premise and promise that every American who works hard can be successful.
The House of Representatives has rushed through a bill that will repeal the Affordable Care Act, raise health care costs, not cover many pre- existing conditions, and deny coverage for millions of American women. They have put politics ahead of the lives of the American people.
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.