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“Equal pay for equal work is not just a women’s issue, it is a working families issue …”
- Martha Coakley #Women2014
ST. LOUIS— St. Louis police shot and killed a 23-year-old black man Tuesday just three miles south of Ferguson, the scene of more than a week of violence and protests in the wake of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, being killed by Darren Wilson, white local police officer.
“Women should contribute to the public policy of our local communities, states, and nation. Women have done this behind the scenes for over 200 years. It’s time to bring us into the public eye.”
- Connie Pillich #Women2014
The Senate’s first-ever Latina chief of staff is now bidding for her own spot in Congress as a Representative from California.
“I can’t wait to prove that a woman can win in the Central Valley, but even more importantly, to show that it makes a difference to have all voices at the table.”
- Amanda Renteria #Women2014
As President Obama enjoys sunshine and golf on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, here’s a look back at how the last five presidents were criticized during their vacations.
Wendy Davis – elected to the state Senate in 2008 – made waves last June when she stood for nearly 12 hours on the Senate floor to filibuster an anti-abortion bill that shut down multiple abortion clinics across Texas. Davis has been a huge supporter of abortion rights throughout her campaign for governor – she is the target of infamous nickname “Abortion Barbie.” Davis trails Attorney General Greg Abbott by eight points in a recent poll — the smallest gap in polling numbers so far – and has been in par with fundraising totals. Davis’s campaign released its first TV attack ad this month against her Republican opponent.
“I’m proud to be an elected official who has fought for issues that have a unique impact on women.”
- Wendy Davis #Women2014
“Women are already the breadwinners in four out of 10 American households. I teach my daughters they can do and be anything boys can, the same way my parents taught me.”
Jeanne Shaheen is the first woman in U.S. history to be elected as both governor and senator. #Women2014
“So many women think of themselves as not qualified to run for office, and they are all wrong.”
- Emily Cain #Women2014
"Remember that each day is another opportunity to succeed and to make a difference in the world. Wake up each morning with renewed enthusiasm and keep working hard, regardless of the challenges of the day. Be confident and do not hold back. If you stand by your beliefs, work hard and surround yourself with supportive people, you will accomplish great things."
- Shelley Capito #Women2014