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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, leadership of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), Reps. Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Jackie Speier (CA-14), along with 107 additional Members of Congress, sent a letter to all U.S. Senators outlining concerns with the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Given the credible and disturbing allegations of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the Members are urging the Senate delays any vote until a thorough investigation of the allegations has taken place.
The Congressional Black Caucus is pleased to introduce the Jobs and Justice Act of 2018, an omnibus piece of legislation that addresses a wide range of issues, from comprehensive criminal justice reform to policies that promote economic empowerment. The Jobs and Justice Act proposes bold solutions to address generations of social and economic inequities and injustices. Find the summary here.
Detroit, MI. – “Today, the Queen of Soul has left this world; but her life and legacy has left us all with something we can truly feel. Aretha Franklin was soul personified and she gave us the gift of her voice, her truth and her unapologetic passion to demand compassion, love and R-E-S-P-E-C-T for women everywhere. An iconic entertainer, powerful civil rights leader and a beautiful spirit who I am privileged to call friend. She will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.”
As Michigan voters head to the polls Tuesday to select who will represent them in November's general election, they'll have more than twice as many women to choose from on the congressional level than in any other primary in the past two decades. With a roughly 57 percent increase in women filing to run in congressional races nationwide -- from 338 in 2016 to 530 this year -- Michigan is ahead of curve in what some are calling the latest "year of the woman." As of last week, 16 women from Michigan were vying for nine seats in the U.S.
On July 17, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and reproductive rights allies rallied at the Capitol to oppose President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Leader Pelosi and other pro-choice members of Congress detailed the threat Kavanaugh poses to women’s reproductive health and the Affordable Care Act. Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, Barbara Lee, D-California, and Brenda Lawrence, D-Michigan, also gave passionate speeches about the imminent danger Kavanaugh poses to women’s rights
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Monday July 30, 2018
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Conversation with the Congresswoman
Monday, July 30, 2018
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Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) introduced the Better Pay and Lifetime Earnings for Teenage Girls through Adulthood Act, a bill to address pay inequality for young women. Gender pay inequality emerges at the ages of 14 or 15 and persists through full-time adult employment. The impacts of the pay gap lead to a loss of earnings over a woman’s lifetime weakening economic mobility. These effects are even greater for women of color.
It’s time to promptly resolve sexual harassment issues affecting flight attendants and passengers, U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) told 30 airline executives recently. The congresswoman – in a May 24 bipartisan letter penned with U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) and six other members of the U.S. House of Representatives – requested the industry leaders immediately institute specific policies and publicly condemn sexual harassment.“There is no room for sexual harassment or assault in the workplace.
Airline companies may soon have to reckon with sexual harassment in their house. On Thursday, in a collectively-signed letter, a group of eight bipartisan lawmakers called on airline companies to address sexual harassment within their industry. According to CNN, Virginia Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock and Florida Democrat Rep. Lois Frankel spearheaded the effort.
Congresswoman Lawrence says, “This country is worth fighting for! And women, we’re going to have to lead.