Dave Reichert: Why won’t you debate

After opposing equal pay for women, marriage equality, and a fair minimum wage, and after wasting 24 billion taxpayer dollars shutting down the government, is it any wonder he is shying away from the public eye?

He should be afraid to debate that record. That’s why I’m challenging Dave Reichert for Congress.

I believe it is the responsibility of any person seeking elected office to stand up and debate the issues. If you can’t explain your positions then you haven’t earned your seat.

Instead, Reichert chooses to ignore constituents and marches in lockstep with Tea Party extremists. The people of the 8th Congressional District deserve answers. Click here to add your voice and demand Dave Reichert debate. 

I’ll debate Dave anywhere, anytime. I’m not afraid to talk about the values I believe in: equality, economic fairness, and an end to gridlock.

Our district is one of only 17 districts in the entire country where President Obama won and a Republican congressman holds office. We can turn this district blue with your help. We can make sure our country has a congress that wants to work, not obstruct.

I need you, my fellow Democrat, to support our campaign by signing our petition demanding that Reichert participate in a debate this fall.

The people of the 8th district need your help and I know we can count on you.


PS – This is going to be a close election and we need your help. Please consider contributing to our campaign to turn the 8th CD blue!

(UPDATED LINK) Save the Date: George Clinton comes to the NMAAHC!

Save the date!

Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?

A Conversation between George Clinton and Michel Martin

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Date:Friday, October 31, 2014
Time:7:00 to 9:00 p.m. EST
Location: National Museum of Natural History,
Baird Auditorium
10thSt. & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC
Metro: Federal Triangle Station; Blue, Orange, and Silver LinesListen to master band leader and funk impressario George Clinton as he describes his own emergence as a funk music icon, businessman and cultural visionary in a candid conversation with National Public Radio host, Michel Martin.

Participants may be filmed, photographed and recorded for the Smithsonian Institution’s educational and promotional uses.

The event is free, however reservations are required. We anticipate space for this event will fill up so don’t wait to make your free reservations.

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the other Washington …news in September 2014

PDF of today's Seattle Times front pageThe Legislature wisely reversed the gouge on college students and froze tuition increases for the past two years.

More of the same, please.Editorial: “Washington’s tuition stability good for students, GET program” opinion&conversation

New York Fashion Week

Huskies defeat Eastern Washington, 59-52

Beware of travel clubs and their (fake) airline enticements | Travel Troubleshooter

Tell the Senate: Pass the bill to reverse the Supreme Court’s attack on Black women’s healthcare

Arisha Michelle Hatch, ColorOfChange.org
The Supreme Court gutted Obamacare’s protections for Black women’s health but now there’s something we can do:
The Supreme Court gutted Obamacare’s contraception coverage. We have a plan to fix it.

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Take Action

Last week, the Supreme Court sided with the far-right and gutted a key part of Obamacare’s protections for women’s health.

Black women are getting caught in the middle as the right-wing tries to chip away at the Affordable Care Act. Affordable access to contraception is a matter of life and death for Black women who are 3 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues than white women. Many of us regularly use contraception to treat endometriosis, manage uterine fibroids and alleviate PMS symptoms.1 The far-right is more concerned with tarnishing President Obama’s legacy than ensuring we have access to affordable healthcare.

But, we have a way to fight back!

The Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act was just introduced in Congress to reverse the Supreme Court’s decision gutting a woman’s right to birth control coverage. The bill states that federal laws, including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act used by Hobby Lobby’s right-wing lawyers, do not allow employers to refuse to cover health care — including birth control — guaranteed by Obamacare. It would ensure women at corporations like Hobby Lobby could make important health decisions with their doctors, not their bosses.

Tell the Senate: Pass the bill to reverse the Supreme Court’s attack on Black women’s healthcare.

Black women overall are at a higher risk for unintended pregnancy but have less access to insurance and preventative care.2 The contraception mandate in Obamacare would go a long way towards reducing cost barriers for our access to birth control and help close the gap in contraceptive use between Black women and our white and Latina peers — but we need Congress to reverse the Supreme Court’s damage. Politicians with an eye on November elections need to know that if they count on Black people to vote for them at the polls, they need to vote for the needs of Black women in Congress and pass this bill.

That’s why we’re teaming up with our friends at UltraViolet. If we shine a spotlight on this bill and bring it to a vote, we’ll know which members of Congress support Black women’s healthcare — and which side with 5 men on the Supreme Court. Will you sign?

Tell the your Senators: Reverse the Supreme Court’s attack our healthcare.

Thanks and Peace,

–Arisha, Rashad, Matt, Aimée, Johnny and the rest of the ColorOfChange team.
July 10, 2014

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1. “How the Hobby Lobby Decision Impacts Black Women,” EBONY, 6-30-14

2. “Hobby Lobby Ruling Opens the Door to ‘Method Discrimination’ for Black Women,” The Root, 7-3-14

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 >>

Click here to attend the Organizer academy >>

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.


Thank you for standing with us.

Nancy Pelosi