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  • Five Questions and a Doodle
    Posted in In the News on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr

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  • Only two men in Congress show up to hear from female victims of Marine nude photo scandal
    Posted in In the News on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Two female Marines came to Capitol Hill Wednesday to share their stories of being victimized by fellow service members in a nude photo-sharing scandal in the U.S. Marine Corps. A small room in the Capitol complex was packed as the women told 15 lawmakers about the embarrassment they felt when they found private pictures of themselves shared in an online group of 30,000 members. “Since speaking out, I have received backlash on social media,” Lance Cpl. Marisa Woytek told lawmakers of... Read more

  • Women Learn to Endure Sexual Harassment During Boot Camp: Veteran
    Posted in In the News on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    The culture of misogyny in the U.S. Marine Corps that spawned the type of behavior exposed in the Marines United Facebook page traces back to boot camp, where women learn to put up with sexual harassment from their supposed brothers in arms, a former Marine veteran said Wednesday. “We’re taught to go with the flow and accept the culture as is, or else we face repercussions,” Erika Butner testified at a Democratic Women’s Working Group hearing, according to the Marine Times. Butner and Lance Cpl.... Read more

  • House Democratic women to stage walkout for ‘Day Without a Woman’ strike
    Posted in In the News on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    House Democratic women plan to stage a symbolic walkout from the House floor Wednesday afternoon in a show of solidarity with the “Day Without a Woman” strike. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), chairwoman of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, said that female lawmakers expect to deliver speeches on the House floor in support of the strike, then walk out shortly after the chamber convenes at noon. They also plan to wear red, as suggested by the strike’s organizers. “I think it’s important women in C... Read more

  • Democratic women wear white to Trump's address
    Posted in In the News on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington (CNN) -- Democratic women in Congress made an impression Tuesday evening as they sat in the audience for President Donald Trump's joint address to Congress. Many of the 66 Democratic women representatives and delegates who make up the House Democratic Women's Working Group wore white clothing, dubbed "suffragette white" in a nod to the women's rights movement in the early 1900s, which encouraged its supporters to dress in white as a representation of purity. "We wear white to unite ag... Read more

  • Why Democratic Women Are Wearing White to Donald Trump’s Congressional Speech Tonight
    Posted in In the News on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Democratic women in the White House are planning to wear white during President Donald Trump's first major Congressional address on Tuesday evening. The heads of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, including Chair Lois Frankel, (D-Fla.), penned a letter to members Monday—asking them to wear white in honor of the suffragette movement. However, their motive goes beyond this: Those participating will also "stand in solidarity with the women of our nation," according to the letter. "White symbolic... Read more

  • Fort Pierce Woman on Obamacare takes her story to Washington
    Posted in In the News on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    FORT PIERCE, Fla. (CBS12) — Lawmakers and a national audience are preparing for President Donald Trump’s address to Congress tomorrow night. The president is expected to highlight the budget, national security, and outline his plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Sherry Riggs, of Fort Pierce, says Obamacare saved her life twice, and she’s traveling to the nation’s capital to hear firsthand how her health care plan could soon change. “It is absolutely terrifying, when you’re scared... Read more

  • South Florida lawmaker to bring Ft. Pierce woman 'saved' by Obamacare to Trump address
    Posted in In the News on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Democratic U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel is bringing a South Florida woman who credits the Affordable Care Act with saving her life to Washington Tuesday night as a guest to watch President Donald Trump’s speech before the joint session of Congress, in hopes of pushing Republicans not to repeal the contentious federal health insurance law. Frankel, of Boca Raton, said 55-year-old Sherry Riggs lost her health insurance after a divorce, and immediately signed up for coverage in Fl... Read more

  • Trump's Frequent Visits Disrupt Palm Beach Life And Businesses
    Posted in In the News on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Greg Allen, NPR For the third week in a row, President Trump is spending the weekend in Florida at Mar-a-Lago. It seems Trump enjoys spending time at the club he owns in Palm Beach, but since the election, his stays there have raised issues not seen when he was a private citizen. They involve security and the impact his visits are having on people and businesses in Palm Beach. At Palm Beach County Park Airport in Lantana, just 6 miles from Mar-a-Lago, the situation is dire. For the fifth week... Read more

  • Rep. Lois Frankel Reacts to Trump's Muslim Ban
    Posted in In the News on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Immigration

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