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  • “Top Ten Political Leaders We Need Right Now”

    Today on Morning Joe, there was a discussion of the "top ten political leaders we need right now."

    Here are their lists-- they reflect some great leaders but it left out some great women who have made America what it is today.



    Here is my list with some others that should be added:

    This list represents only a few of the countless female leaders who deserve our respect and admiration, and who have shown time after time that women can also help to get the job done.

  • Despite the tremendous impact of the Violence Against Women Act, the truth is that far too many women in this country still face the violent reality of domestic abuse and rape, and far too many die every day because of violence in their communities and their own homes. We can and must do more. As Democrats, we will continue to work tirelessly to prevent violence against all Americans. – Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  • We’re not going to let them win

    Republicans in Texas went against the will of the people and passed an extreme anti-choice bill. Our National Director of Women's Outreach sent the following email in response.

    Friend,

    Across the country, anti-choice activists are paying attention to what you're going to do right now.

    Late last night, the Texas legislature passed an extraordinarily restrictive law that will make it illegal for a woman to receive an abortion after 20 weeks, and may shutter all but five of the 42 abortion clinics in the state.

    The impact of this law will be felt by women and families far outside of Texas, because its passage will embolden the forces all around the country who want to roll back the right of a woman to make her own health decisions, one state at a time.

    Stopping them will require both resources and political will.

    Show them you're not going to let them win -- add your name to the petition now.

    Thousands of people -- men and women alike -- joined together to protest this bill. And those people are committed to fighting back over the long haul and turning the great state of Texas blue.

    But across the country, anti-choice activists are watching us, and any hint of resignation will be an encouragement for them to keep their campaign going into more and more states.

    We need everyone on board. Say you're in:

    http://my.democrats.org/Womens-Health

    Thanks,

    Simone

    Simone Ward
    National Director of Women's Outreach
    Democratic National Committee

  • Same Old Party

    While Republicans continue to talk about a rebrand, their actions prove that the Grand Old Party is still the Same Old Party. Watch this video then chip in so we have the resources to defeat them and their extreme agenda.

    While Republicans continue to talk about a rebrand, their actions prove that the Grand Old Party is still the Same Old Party. Watch this video, then chip in so we have the resources to defeat them and their extreme agenda.

    Donate

  • My wife and the Congressional Women’s Softball Game

    My wife Kate works for DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. One of her many responsibilities is planning the Congressional Women’s Softball game, which she's done annually since its creation five years ago. The game raises money for the Young Survival Coalition— an organization that helps young women with breast cancer —and Kate loves every minute of planning it.  (She pretends it's hard – but nothing means more to her than to raise money for an awesome cause.)

    I’ve been to all of the games since the first, usually watching Kate fluttering around the field, making sure the games run smoothly. But last year was different. I had to attend the game alone.

    Last year we received the worst news of our lives: Kate had been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. When game day came around, she was in the hospital, sicker than she'd ever been before.

    It’s hard to put into words how awful those days were. But despite the painful treatments and hospitalization, Kate never forgot about the softball game. From her hospital bed, she was emailing updates to the other game organizers and Rep. Wasserman Schultz — and of course, she made sure that I could attend in her place (I wore a shirt embroidered with the name “Mr. Kate”).

    The outpouring of support from the players was overwhelming. During the game, one Congresswoman from the Congressional team found me, asked me to call Kate, and then passed the phone around to all the players in the dugout so that they could wish her a fast recovery.

    Thankfully, Kate has now been in remission for over a year. She's always loved working for the Democrats, but it never hit home as much as it did when she realized what it meant when President Obama did away with lifetimecaps (her medical costs would have put her halfway to her cap at only 27 years old). As someone who racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills in just a few months, Kate knows a thing or two about how important it is to have affordable insurance coverage — how without it our family would have gone into financial ruin. With Obamacare no family ever has to worry about going bankrupt due to an illness.

    Life is still intense — but these days it's mostly because Kate's set a goal to double the amount they raise this year for the Young Survival Coalition (and she’s almost there!).

    The game is just a few days away, now. I’ll be there again. But this year, I’ll be there with Kate

    For more information about the game or to support the cause— or buy tickets if you're in DC— visit http://cwsoftballgame.eventbrite.com/

  • More anti-women, anti-gay GOP candidates

    While the Republicans continue to talk about a rebrand, here's who they chose for the Governor's race in Virginia. These guys make Todd Akin look liberal. Watch the video to learn more about their warped policies and then donate so we have the resources to defeat them and their extreme agenda.

    While the Republicans continue to talk about a rebrand, here's who they chose for the Governor's race in Virginia. These guys make Todd Akin look liberal. Watch the video to learn more about their warped policies and then donate so we have the resources to defeat them and their extreme agenda.

    Donate

  • Obamacare matters for kids like Zoe

    What I care about is keeping my child healthy — and that's what Obamacare makes possible.

    My daughter Zoe was born with a congenital heart defect that required her to have multiple open heart surgeries in the first few months of her life. By the time she was six months old, she had already reached over half of her lifetime health insurance cap, which would have left us unable to pay for the continuing care and future surgeries required for Zoe to survive.

    I can't tell you how relieved I was when Obamacare passed. I got a letter from our insurance company telling us that Zoe's lifetime cap had been removed. It meant my family wouldn't have to lose everything to keep my daughter alive.

    By re-electing Barack Obama, Americans sent the clear message that we want Obamacare.

    But for some reason, Republicans continue to fight against the will of the American people. Maybe it's because they'll do anything to stop the President from succeeding or maybe they want to keep giving insurance companies record profits. Either way, I don't care. What I care about is keeping my child healthy — and that's what Obamacare makes possible.

    My family, and hundreds of thousands of families like mine across the country, have been through so much. We deserve better than Republicans continuously fighting against a policy that's been voted on, upheld by the Supreme Court, and reaffirmed by the American people.

    Join me and sign this petition telling Republicans to stop trying to repeal Obamacare.

    Sign the petition

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