Women’s Equality Day, AUG 26

Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law. The amendment was first introduced many years earlier in 1878. Every president has published a proclamation for Women's Equality Day since 1972, the year after legislation was first … [Read more...]

Stop Child Trafficking In The U.S.

Human traffickers prey on abused or neglected young people. State child welfare systems are doing what they can to help, but far too often many of these victims are falling through the cracks. Change is needed. That's why the bipartisan Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act has been put in motion by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. If approved, these laws would make it easier to aid trafficking victims and help put an end to the horrific practice … [Read more...]

Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President

MESSAGE FROM Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President Hey everyone, I don't usually write emails like this, and we don't usually send messages like this to this list. But I just finished reading the draft of a speech the President plans to deliver on Wednesday, and I want to explain why it's one worth checking out. Eight years ago, not long after he was elected to the United States Senate, President Obama went to Knox College in his home state of Illinois where he laid out his … [Read more...]

Linda Lowen, Will 2013 Be a Groundbreaking Year for Women?

How are things shaping up for women in 2013? Are the headlines from the first two weeks of the new year any indication of what's to come? We saw lots of firsts in the 2012 election, with most of them having to do with the religion, sexual orientation and gender of winning candidates. says The Fix, Chris Chillizza. Below are the ones we have cobbled together. What did we miss? The comments section awaits. (And we will include the best ones in future updates.) First president … [Read more...]

Warren Buffet on Congressional Reform Act of 2012

Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling: "I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before … [Read more...]

NORD >>>> ADVOCACY ALERT

» » » ADVOCACY ALERT « « «   November 2012 Dear NORD Members and Friends: You have an opportunity today to do something incredibly important to promote the development of life-saving therapies for people with rare diseases. Congress has just returned from its post-election recess. Now our nation is in a countdown to devastating budget cuts that will go into effect for NIH, FDA and other government agencies on January 1 if Congress doesn't Take Action to resolve the budget … [Read more...]

DES Tragedy ** Mothers, Daughters, Sons, 3rd Generation and Beyond, Transgender

Many women across the world have been involved in keeping the message of the DES Tragedy alive. We provide education to the DES Exposed, provide resources for patients to bring to their doctors and continue to push for research. We welcome everyone from the DES community -- Mothers, Daughters, Sons, 3rd Generation and Beyond, Transgender, and family and friends of DES-exposed -- as well as those interested in learning more.   Description The DES tragedy of in-utero exposure and … [Read more...]

IWHC – Tell Your Senators Not to Wage War Against Women‏

In the coming weeks, the Senate will be considering several pieces of legislation that the House has already acted on – many of which include provisions that undermine the health and rights of women and young people. Please call and tell your Senators to: Support UNFPA: The UN Population Fund is a global partner working with national governments to ensure access to essential reproductive health services including family planning, end harmful traditional practices against women … [Read more...]

Whitehouse ~ Women’s Update: Somalia, West Wing Week, and More‏

Weekly Women's Update Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights!   Remember, if you have friends or family who would like to support the efforts of the Council on Women and Girls, please visit our website and share this link with others on Facebook and Twitter. Last week, Dr. Biden traveled to Kenya where relief operations are underway to help the thousands of refugees affected by the devastating famine in Somalia. Visiting with women and children at … [Read more...]

INDEPENDENCE DAY, July 4th, 2011 ~ Celebrate USA !!!

INDEPENDENCE DAY Celebratedon JULY 4TH Independence Day is annually celebrated on July 4 and is often known as "the Fourth of July". It is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Patriotic displays and family events are organized throughout the United States. Many people display the American flag on their homes. The celebrations have deep roots in the American tradition of political freedom. What do people do? Very few … [Read more...]

I.W.H.C. – Action Alert!

   Last week, we expressed deep concern about the latest GOP Assault on women’s health and urged you to take action against unprecedented funding cuts and policy restrictions on some of the most important women's health programs and services both here in the United States and abroad.Unfortunately, despite the efforts of you and thousands of others, the GOP majority in Congress finalized action early Saturday morning on a funding bill that maintained the cuts and imposed new, harmful … [Read more...]

President Obama's FY 2012 Budget – '… the National HIV/AIDS Strategy'

    Agency Operational Plans and the President’s FY 2012 Budget Highlight Our Continued Efforts to Implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy       One of the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy was to refocus existing efforts and deliver better results to the American people within current funding levels, as well as make the case for new investments. The Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) is excited to share some of the progress the Obama Administration has made over the last few … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Keep Hope Alive!

  Yes, we shall overcome—someday.     I am thankful that I wasn’t living in the US while segregation and blatant racism were the norm. I cannot imagine not being able to sit wherever I wanted to on the bus or drink from any water fountain or have to go to areas that said, “For Coloreds Only”. I don’t know how I would have fared during those times. Would I have turned the other cheek or would I have stood up for my rights? I would like to think that I would have done the latter. When Jesus … [Read more...]

Garry Pannu: ‘History Mystery’ …or is it?

    'History Mystery' ...or is it?       Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946. Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960. Both were particularly concerned with civil rights. Both wives lost their children while living in the White House. Both Presidents were shot on a Friday. Both Presidents were shot in the head Now it gets really weird. Lincoln 's secretary was named … [Read more...]

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