When Women Succeed America does


by Nancy Pelosi ~~ 6/6/2014

I just had the pleasure of joining my fellow Democratic women in Congress on a “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” bus tour from Seneca Falls, NY down to Boston, over through Ohio, and all the way to Chicago.

It was an exceptional opportunity to hear directly from hard-working women about the obstacles they face, and discuss the real possibilities for action. After this trip, I’m more confident than ever that our Women’s Economic Agenda would be a great start in unleashing the power of women.

what do you think?

Watch this short video highlighting the “Women on a Roll” tour and take our survey on the Women’s Economic Agenda >>

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Click here to take the survey: http://dccc.org/Women-Succeed-Survey

“When women succeed, America succeeds” is not just a title for our economic agenda for women and families, it’s a statement of fact.

Together, we can make the progress that we need — raising the minimum wage, passing equal pay legislation, guaranteeing paid family and sick leave, creating quality job opportunities, and promoting affordable child care.

That’s why it was so fitting that we launched our “Women on a Roll” tour in Seneca Falls, home of the first Women’s Rights Convention which was held in 1848. They had a dream, they had a vision, they had a plan and they got it done — that is what we have to do.

I hope you’ll be a part of this.

http://dccc.org/Women-Succeed-Survey

Thank you for standing with us.

Nancy Pelosi

Liberia and Ebola


Introducing Liberia

After almost two decades of war, Liberia – a lush, rainforested country draped across West Africa’s southern flank – seems at last to have found some breathing room. With Africa’s first woman president at the helm, the peace, while still fragile, is holding and Liberians have thrown themselves with gusto into the work of rebuilding their shattered land.

If Liberia does stabilise and open up for travel, it will offer intrepid adventurers a fascinating glimpse into what was previously a wonderfully hospitable and fascinatingly enigmatic society. Liberia’s artistic traditions – especially carved masks, dance and storytelling – rivalled those of anywhere on the continent, and traditional culture was strong. This was especially true in the country’s interior, where secret initiation societies played a central role in growing up, and today still serve as important repositories of traditional knowledge and life skills. For now though, most of this cultural wealth remains inaccessible to visitors, and independent travel outside of the country’s capital Monrovia is not considered safe.

Liberia’s dense, humid rainforests – some of the most extensive in West Africa – are alive with the screeching and twittering of hundreds of birds, who are kept company by forest elephants, pygmy hippos and other wildlife padding around the forest floor. Along the coast, deserted white-sand beaches alternate with humid river deltas and tranquil tidal lagoons, while inland plateaus rise to verdant hill country on the borders of Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea.

Though the situation is definitely looking up, it’s advisable to get an update on local security conditions before setting your plans.

Resource: Lonely Planet

meet pat roberts , a Republican running for Senate


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Resource: his website

I don’t know very much about Pat Roberts but his stance on “family values” struck me … and not in a good way.

Meet Republican Tom Cotton …


running against Mark Pryor

U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, you may remember, was a co-sponsor of the “Life at Conception Act,” a so-called personhood measure which would give full constitutional rights to each “preborn human person” at the “moment of fertilization. In addition to being a frontal assault on Roe v. Wade, the bill (likely unconstitutional) could ban certain forms of birth control such as IUDs or the morning-after pill. (It could also potentially force women into dangerous pregnancies and to deliver babies that can’t survive outside the womb, or force families in situations like this to keep a braindead woman on life support). COTTON: Co-sponsored bill that could ban certain forms of birth control. Click the graphic for the complete article  COTTON: Co-sponsored bill that could ban certain forms of birth control.

 

 

http://youtu.be/AsYW7rrfwV8

I know no candidate is perfect but if they are running to represent you as a Public Servant there are certain mandatory things they should all live up to … like the oath they take, which is seemingly being tossed aside by Republicans

I am sure there must be more information about where Tom Cotton stands on the issues …. do your research

I have to say that having spent a few minutes looking for actual comments from Mr.Cotton about the issues facing our 21st Century lives is not readily available. I went to plenty of sites, but one that claims they are a factcheck site seemed somewhat biased against mark pryor though they did divulge that Rep tom cotton did have an association or worked with the insurance industry at one time stating, “Cotton’s insurance experience is limited to consulting work for a federal agency.” This seems significant to me, but I am no expert.  The article does not think his consulting work is important, but seems to use the potato paatato meme quite often in their fact checking when his constituents deserve to know what part he played as an insurance consultant. I have a problem with the bottom line! That Rep.Tom Cotton seems to back stripping seniors of Medicare, assuming women have no common sense, backing  any budget coming from Rep.Paul Ryan – Those are just a few of many issues that seems buried in a lot of the surface articles concerning Mr. Cotton. So, it would be in the best interest of the People in Arkansas to ask questions of Tom Cotton … Where do you stand in this 21st Century life? Climate Change, Reproductive Rights, Immigration, ACA and tell your constituents why the GOP has no viable replacement bills plans to replace anything they may want to repeal ? I think the lack of plans offered up proves just how unqualified the 113th Republican members of Congress are

So, there is more information …. of course and for the complete article ~ search for the2013 headline in huffingtonpost.com

 

Tom Cotton In 1997: Women’s ‘Greatest Fear’ Is Men Leaving Them

Posted: 08/09/2013 1:48 pm EDT  |  Updated: 08/13/2013

among other things …below

Cotton, a freshman congressman who is running for Senate in 2014, warned feminists in a 1997 article for the Harvard Crimson that no-fault divorce will backfire on them by enabling their husbands to leave them for trophy wives.

“Feminists say no fault divorce was a large hurdle on the path to female liberation,” Cotton wrote. “They apparently don’t consult the deepest hopes or greatest fears of young women.”

 

Meet thom tillis


is running against Kay Hagan

I am not a one-issue voter, yet knowing that the GOP and their official candidates have it out for ALL emotional women who need to opt out of abortions is beyond offensive.  If you go to any conservative website, specifically candidates for Congress you may find that the “family values” platform is at the top of their list. This pisses me off, specifically after finding out that not only were there some scandalous behavior in his own camp , but that it has gone on without a lot of airplay by “theMedia.”  The GOP wants less government, run for office and receive great governmental health care on all levels oh don’t forget – $175K per year pay days.  The notion that Republicans obviously want women to take a few steps backward in time is something ALL voters should be concerned about on a daily basis. We are all individuals, have respect for freedom and liberty is only great if lived based on GOP terms not for their constituents or workers need is ridiculous  ~~ that do as we say NOT as we do is unacceptable for any so-called Public Servant. Anyway, I read his stance on the issues he feels are important and no one wants to take guns away from anyone. We need better background checks for a safer country and it is too bad Mr. Tillis’s party of NO still engages in fear mongering to get a vote… while more folks are killed unnecessarily. I ask,  why can’t the NRA accept preventable measures that will reduce gun deaths not revenue.

Ask Thom Tillis is he still for the personhood amendment ? will he say one thing and do another on the floor of Congress, if so, this guy is not a good representative of what a Public Servant should do or be …. ask questions do your research!

Tillis is as radical as Ted Cruz — his record is truly disgusting: dscc.org reports that he …

  • He froze teacher pay, said teachers “don’t care about kids,” and dismissed their opposition as “whining from losers”
  • He claimed we need to “divide and conquer people who are on assistance,” especially struggling families that “choose” to get assistance and deserve to be “look[ed] down on”
  • He pushed through a bill to let people carry loaded guns in bars

Honored to earn the endorsement of National Right to Life. An excerpt of the release is below. If you’d like to join our faith and family coalition,

“Thom Tillis has been an outspoken leader in the fight to protect innocent human life in North Carolina, and he is the only candidate with a proven record of leadership who can defeat pro-abortion Sen. Kay Hagan this fall,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life.

Under his leadership as Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, the legislature passed a number of measures protecting unborn children and their mothers including:

Women’s Right to Know Act (Speaker Tillis led the effort to override Governor Perdue’s veto of the measure)

• Ethen’s Law recognizing unborn children as victims of violent crime

• Prohibiting North Carolina taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for abortion or to pay for insurance coverage for abortion

• Health & Safety Law – a 2013 omnibus pro-life bill that included language extending conscience protections to health care providers who oppose abortion, opting North Carolina out of abortion coverage in the federal health care exchange, prohibiting sex-selection abortions, prohibiting abortion from being covered in city and county health care plans, banning web-cam abortions, and issuing regulations of abortion clinics.

In contrast, since being elected to the U.S. Senate, Kay Hagan voted for the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” – better known as Obamacare – which provides government funding for insurance plans that pay for abortion-on-demand, and will lead to the rationing of lifesaving medical treatments. Earlier this year, Hagan voted against a measure that would have protected the religious liberties of employers by protecting them from being forced to purchase health plans that cover drugs and procedures to which they have religious or moral objections.

“Speaker Thom Tillis has earned the support of all pro-life voters and he is the candidate who can defeat Kay Hagan this November,” said David N. O’Steen, Ph.D., National Right to Life executive director. “Why would any pro-lifer cast their ballot for anyone besides Thom Tillis?”

Read the full release here.

- See more at: http://thomtillis.com/national-right-to-life-endorses-tillis/#sthash.nGpWBOfB.dpuf

http://thomtillis.com/tag/2nd-amendment

 so…  mr. tillis says, this is where he stands on the issues …

North Carolinians have a strong voice in the Senate to defend our 2nd Amendment rights. In the state legislature, Thom has fought to protect 2nd Amendment rights for law-abiding citizens and pushed to increase criminal penalties for those who don’t. Thom will oppose any gun or ammunition ban in the U.S. Senate and he will fight any effort to require federal permission for firearm transfers between friends and relatives. The Second Amendment is a vital protection for an honest citizenry and it must be defended.

 As a lifelong businessman, Thom Tillis knows that in order to grow the economy, we must create an environment where businesses can flourish and create jobs. Government needs to get out of the way, so that entrepreneurs and innovators can thrive. Thom’s effort to lead a conservative reform movement to take over the North Carolina legislature helped make our state one of the best places to create new jobs in America.

 Thom Tillis believes we must restore the original intention of the Constitution and redirect the federal government toward the purposes our founding fathers intended. Government is too big, regulation is too comprehensive, and our liberty is being threatened daily. Thom will steadfastly defend our liberties and fight government over-reach every day. Thom knows that if we do not make a stand now, our grandchildren will live in a nation we would not recognize. The time to act is now for every American who loves freedom.

 North Carolina agribusinesses are being stifled by federal regulations that threaten their livelihood. As agriculture exports increase, Thom believes we must promote policies that make trade with other nations free and efficient in order to stimulate our economy and allow North Carolina farmers and ranchers to expand their businesses.

- See more at: http://thomtillis.com/meet-thom/#sthash.RuheMBTo.dpuf

Where I Stand on the Issues

Under the Obama Administration, big government handouts and bailouts have increased while millions of Americans have lost their jobs. Thom knows that big government doesn’t create jobs—the private sector does. Government has simply become too big, too expensive, and too intrusive in our lives and businesses. In the Senate, Thom will work to shrink the size of our federal government to its core Constitutional role so the private sector can thrive.
Thom believes the traditional family is the bedrock of America’s culture and a driver of our nation’s well being. Thom is committed to defending the institution of the traditional family. He believes that marriage is between one man and one woman and believes in protecting the rights of the unborn. Thom believes all life is sacred and as Speaker, he promoted pro-life policies and helped reverse the pro-abortion state policies Democrats had put in place for decades. In the Senate, Thom will promote a culture of life and he will champion the appointment of qualified pro-life judges.
After a long career in private business, balancing budgets is not just theory; it’s what he does. As the leader of the reform movement that took over the North Carolina legislature, Thom Tillis led the passing of a balanced budget every year he’s been Speaker. Because of these accomplishments, North Carolina has seen a reduction in state debt. In the Senate, Thom will be a stalwart conservative reformer, pushing at every opportunity for the tough decisions it will take to balance the budget every year by cutting spending, and reducing our outrageous $17 trillion national debt. Thom believes in the “Cut, Cap, and Balance” approach – cut spending now, cap spending in the future, and require a balanced budget every year.
ObamaCare is a cancer on our national economy and it threatens the quality of every American’s health care. It is paralyzing business expansion, displacing families from the health coverage they have now, raising costs, and threatening the federal treasury for all future years. ObamaCare is ridden with policies that are bad for families, bad for seniors, bad for businesses, and bad for the economy. Thom will fight in the Senate for full repeal of ObamaCare, for defunding ObamaCare, and he will work to implement private sector solutions to reduce healthcare costs for North Carolinians.
Our porous border threatens our national security and undermines our rule of law. Thom believes we must provide border patrol agents with the additional resources, personnel, and technology needed to effectually protect us and keep out those who want to do us harm, those who are transporting narcotics, and those who would break our laws. Thom opposes amnesty and he believes Congress should solve our border security crisis now – before it even debates any other changes to our immigration laws.
North Carolina families and businesses are suffering greatly as a result of costly and excessive federal government regulation. These unnecessary regulations drive up the cost of everyday purchases such as groceries and cripple small businesses with additional costs and uncontrollable red tape. As a businessman who led the reform movement that swept the North Carolina Capitol, Thom has made regulatory reform his signature crusade. As a result, the state legislature recently passed an extensive regulatory overhaul measure that will free North Carolina businesses of numerous government regulations that hinder economic growth and job creation. In Washington, Thom will continue his fight for regulatory reform to get our oppressive government out of our families and small businesses.
In the state legislature, Thom led a massive tax reform effort that lowered personal income tax for every single North Carolinian and cut business taxes by more than $2.4 billion over the next five years. Thom helped eliminate the existing three-tiered tax bracket system and cut the income tax rate in North Carolina down to a flat, fair 5.8% for 2014 and 5.75% for 2015. In 2011, Thom led the effort to cut taxes by $1.5 billion by allowing Kay Hagan’s tax increases to expire. Thom knows that lower taxes are vital for economic growth and prosperity and he is the only candidate with a proven record of lowering taxes.
Senator Kay Hagan and many like her in Washington are pushing legislation that threatens our constitutional freedom to keep and bear arms and Thom knows now it’s more important than ever that North Carolinians have a strong voice in the Senate to defend our 2nd Amendment rights. In the state legislature, Thom has fought to protect 2nd Amendment rights for law-abiding citizens and pushed to increase criminal penalties for those who don’t. Thom will oppose any gun or ammunition ban in the U.S. Senate and he will fight any effort to require federal permission for firearm transfers between friends and relatives. The Second Amendment is a vital protection for an honest citizenry and it must be defended.
As a lifelong businessman, Thom Tillis knows that in order to grow the economy, we must create an environment where businesses can flourish and create jobs. Government needs to get out of the way, so that entrepreneurs and innovators can thrive. Thom’s effort to lead a conservative reform movement to take over the North Carolina legislature helped make our state one of the best places to create new jobs in America.
Thom Tillis believes we must restore the original intention of the Constitution and redirect the federal government toward the purposes our founding fathers intended. Government is too big, regulation is too comprehensive, and our liberty is being threatened daily. Thom will steadfastly defend our liberties and fight government over-reach every day. Thom knows that if we do not make a stand now, our grandchildren will live in a nation we would not recognize. The time to act is now for every American who loves freedom.
North Carolina agribusinesses are being stifled by federal regulations that threaten their livelihood. As agriculture exports increase, Thom believes we must promote policies that make trade with other nations free and efficient in order to stimulate our economy and allow North Carolina farmers and ranchers to expand their businesses.
As United State Senator, Thom will serve as a strong advocate for our nation’s veterans, fighting to ensure that America keeps her commitment to all those who served. Thom will work to protect quality healthcare for our veterans and oppose any reductions in TRICARE or VA Benefits

- See more at: http://thomtillis.com/meet-thom/#sthash.RuheMBTo.dpuf

Under the Obama Administration, big government handouts and bailouts have increased while millions of Americans have lost their jobs. Thom knows that big government doesn’t create jobs—the private sector does. Government has simply become too big, too expensive, and too intrusive in our lives and businesses. In the Senate, Thom will work to shrink the size of our federal government to its core Constitutional role so the private sector can thrive. – See more at: http://thomtillis.com/meet-thom/#sthash.RuheMBTo.dpuf

Honored to earn the endorsement of National Right to Life. An excerpt of the release is below. If you’d like to join our faith and family coalition, click here.

“Thom Tillis has been an outspoken leader in the fight to protect innocent human life in North Carolina, and he is the only candidate with a proven record of leadership who can defeat pro-abortion Sen. Kay Hagan this fall,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life.

Under his leadership as Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, the legislature passed a number of measures protecting unborn children and their mothers including:

• Women’s Right to Know Act (Speaker Tillis led the effort to override Governor Perdue’s veto of the measure)
• Ethen’s Law recognizing unborn children as victims of violent crime
• Prohibiting North Carolina taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for abortion or to pay for insurance coverage for abortion
• Health & Safety Law – a 2013 omnibus pro-life bill that included language extending conscience protections to health care providers who oppose abortion, opting North Carolina out of abortion coverage in the federal health care exchange, prohibiting sex-selection abortions, prohibiting abortion from being covered in city and county health care plans, banning web-cam abortions, and issuing regulations of abortion clinics.

In contrast, since being elected to the U.S. Senate, Kay Hagan voted for the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” – better known as Obamacare – which provides government funding for insurance plans that pay for abortion-on-demand, and will lead to the rationing of lifesaving medical treatments. Earlier this year, Hagan voted against a measure that would have protected the religious liberties of employers by protecting them from being forced to purchase health plans that cover drugs and procedures to which they have religious or moral objections.

“Speaker Thom Tillis has earned the support of all pro-life voters and he is the candidate who can defeat Kay Hagan this November,” said David N. O’Steen, Ph.D., National Right to Life executive director. “Why would any pro-lifer cast their ballot for anyone besides Thom Tillis?”

Read the full release here.

- See more at: http://thomtillis.com/national-right-to-life-endorses-tillis/#sthash.nGpWBOfB.dpuf

Honored to earn the endorsement of National Right to Life. An excerpt of the release is below. If you’d like to join our faith and family coalition, click here.

“Thom Tillis has been an outspoken leader in the fight to protect innocent human life in North Carolina, and he is the only candidate with a proven record of leadership who can defeat pro-abortion Sen. Kay Hagan this fall,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life.

Under his leadership as Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, the legislature passed a number of measures protecting unborn children and their mothers including:

• Women’s Right to Know Act (Speaker Tillis led the effort to override Governor Perdue’s veto of the measure)
• Ethen’s Law recognizing unborn children as victims of violent crime
• Prohibiting North Carolina taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for abortion or to pay for insurance coverage for abortion
• Health & Safety Law – a 2013 omnibus pro-life bill that included language extending conscience protections to health care providers who oppose abortion, opting North Carolina out of abortion coverage in the federal health care exchange, prohibiting sex-selection abortions, prohibiting abortion from being covered in city and county health care plans, banning web-cam abortions, and issuing regulations of abortion clinics.

In contrast, since being elected to the U.S. Senate, Kay Hagan voted for the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” – better known as Obamacare – which provides government funding for insurance plans that pay for abortion-on-demand, and will lead to the rationing of lifesaving medical treatments. Earlier this year, Hagan voted against a measure that would have protected the religious liberties of employers by protecting them from being forced to purchase health plans that cover drugs and procedures to which they have religious or moral objections.

“Speaker Thom Tillis has earned the support of all pro-life voters and he is the candidate who can defeat Kay Hagan this November,” said David N. O’Steen, Ph.D., National Right to Life executive director. “Why would any pro-lifer cast their ballot for anyone besides Thom Tillis?”

Read the full release here.

- See more at: http://thomtillis.com/national-right-to-life-endorses-tillis/#sthash.nGpWBOfB.dpuf

Honored to earn the endorsement of National Right to Life. An excerpt of the release is below. If you’d like to join our faith and family coalition, click here. “Thom Tillis has been an outspoken leader in the fight to … – See more at: http://thomtillis.com/#sthash.3AR3lGGI.dpuf
Honored to earn the endorsement of National Right to Life. An excerpt of the release is below. If you’d like to join our faith and family coalition, click here. “Thom Tillis has been an outspoken leader in the fight to … – See more at: http://thomtillis.com/#sthash.3AR3lGGI.dpuf