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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Women's Issues

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September 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) led by Co-Chairs Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) issued the following statement calling for an investigation following reports of forced hysterectomies at an ICE Facility.

June 25, 2020 Press Release

 

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Reps. Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Reps. Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) hosted a virtual discussion focusing on the power of a woman’s right to vote.   

  

June 24, 2020 Event

Co-Chairs Reps. Lois Frankel, Brenda L. Lawrence, and Jackie Speier

 

Vice Chairs Reps. Veronica Escobar and Deb Haaland

 

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The Power of Women’s Right to Vote: Our History & Future

 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

 

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April 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The leadership of the Democratic Women’s Caucus, Co-Chairs Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Vice Chairs Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) sent a letter on Friday to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy calling for funds and policies that address the urgent needs of women and their families in a supplemental coronavirus relief package.

 

March 24, 2020 Page

Coronavirus (COVID-19) CDC Guidance

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Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

March 20, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today, Rep. Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14), joined by the leadership of the Bipartisan and Democratic Women’s Caucuses, Reps. Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Madeleine Dean (PA-04), Jenniffer González-Colón (PR-AL), Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) sent a letter to Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), requesting the prioritization of research into how COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, impacts pregnant and postpartum women.

March 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Brenda L. Lawrence issued the following statement as the Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments on yet another abortion rights case, June Medical Services v. Russo:

 

February 28, 2020 In The News

For the second yr in a row, Democratic girls lawmakers — together with Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi — wore white Tuesday evening to President Trump’s State of the Union handle. The hassle was organized by the Democratic Women’s Caucus as a nod to the suffrage motion of the early 20th century that culminated with the ratification of the 19th modification, granting girls the proper to vote. “Proud to be part of my fellow @HouseDemWomen as we speak as we #WearWhite to present help for the ongoing combat to obtain equality for girls throughout the nation,” Pelosi tweeted earlier Tuesday.

February 26, 2020 In The News

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. took to Capitol Hill on Tuesday in droves, meeting with congressional leaders and staffers and pushing legislation important to the Black community. Decked out in red, the Deltas went door-to-door addressing lawmakers on 10 legislative proposals the sorority backs, including voting rights, outlawing hair discrimination based on texture or style, and overhauling the criminal justice system.

February 18, 2020 In The News

It got popular the way a lot of things do: celebrities and social media. There was Halsey on Instagram, posting, “For those of you who have followed this battle of mine...you know the extremes to which it can be mentally exhausting and physically painful....I’m in total agony right now.” Alexa Chung wrote about how much it “sucks.” Lena Dunham described it as something “eating me from the inside.” Julianne Hough hid the “emotional trauma” from loved ones. Sarah Hyland called it “one of the most painful things I’ve dealt with.” So much star power and yet...nobody cared.