Friday, September 19, 2008

Joe Biden Wows Women in Sterling, VA

We just returned from a Women for Obama/Biden rally featuring Joe and Jill Biden in Sterling, Virginia. It was marvelous! There was a large, enthusiastic crowd. Jill Biden gave an impassioned introduction. She is terrific -- a down-to-earth Doctor of Education who really promotes teachers and education for women. Joe Biden's speech was right on target -- a woman's rights speech highlighting the struggle to reduce violence against women (he led the fight for the Violence Against Women Act in Congress), pay equity, the fight for the Supreme Court and the right to legal abortion, paid family and medical leave, raising the minimum wage -- he presented each issue with passion. And he took on McCain -- who votes against women's issues time and time again. We loved it! And he even brought tears to our eyes -- to have a leader who cares so strongly about respecting women. I know he is the real thing -- I've worked with him on women's issues for decades. The crowd's response was electric!

-- Ellie Smeal

Monday, September 15, 2008

Feminist Majority to make Important Announcement on the Presidential Election

On Tuesday, September 16, the Feminist Majority PAC, National Organization for Women PAC, Business and Professional Women/PAC, National Association of Social Workers PACE, National Congress of Black Women, and the Women's Information Network will make a decisive announcement regarding the 2008 presidential election.

What: Women’s rights groups make important announcement on the presidential election

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 12:30 pm

Where: National Press Club - Holeman Lounge, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

Who: Ellie Smeal, Feminist Majority PAC Chair
Kim Gandy, National Organization for Women PAC Chair
Deborah Frett, CEO of Business and Professional Women/PAC
Betsy Clark, NASW-PACE, Executive Director
E. Faye Williams, National Chair, National Congress of Black Women
Kristy Pagan, Chair, Women's Information Network

Video of the event will be posted approximately one hour after the event at the Feminist Majority PAC site