“Women will make the difference in the quality of leadership it brings to the Congress.”
Inspired by the massive Women’s March movement, encouraged by feminist organizations and energized by passionate volunteers, record numbers of women candidates—many of them first-timers—stepped forward to run for office in the midterm elections. And they won in historic numbers.
“At a time like this, we need an experienced Speaker of the House who has a proven record of passing landmark legislation that improves the lives of the American people. That leader, without a shadow of a doubt, is Nancy Pelosi.”
Nancy Pelosi today spoke out in support of DREAMers on the House floor for eight hours. She wore four-inch heels and drank only water. It was the longest speech in floor history.
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi has championed healthcare and women’s rights since 2003. On Wednesday night, she re-earned her place as one of the most powerful Speakers of the House to date.
Congress failed to renew the legislation, which is credited with saving hundreds of thousands of lives by providing important protections for victims of abuse and designating millions of dollars for battered women’s shelters, abuse prevention programs and law enforcement.
House Leader Nancy Pelosi announced to her caucus Wednesday morning that she will continue to serve as minority leader in the upcoming session of Congress. In a press conference Wednesday morning, Pelosi noted the huge impact women voters had on the outcome of the 2012 election: Yesterday, when we gathered here, I began my comments […]
There has been a lot written this week about “Weinergate” after Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), known for his House floor diatribes, admitted Monday to having sexual Internet relationships with at least six women. A piece by Jodi Jacobsen of RHReality Check, reprinted on the Ms. blog, defends the Congressman on the grounds that while what […]
“They never let her learn the secret handshake there.” Katie Couric’s five-year run as anchor on CBS Evening News is reportedly coming to an end. The New York Times reveals behind-the-scenes details of Couric’s tenure at the network, from her chilly reception to her persistently low visibility, plus what’s coming up next for the Emmy-award […]
Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been announced as the new chair of the Democratic National Committee. Sometimes referred to as “the next Nancy,” Wasserman Schultz is highly regarded as a hard-working and dedicated legislator who does what is right for women and children. In her new position as DNC chair, she’ll be able to […]