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Democratic lawmakers warn Pompeo against possible ban on sex health terminology
November 14, 2018
Written by Matthew Choi, Politico Several Democratic members of Congress are warning Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to not move forward with a possible ban on State Department employees using terms like “sexual and reproductive health” and “comprehensive sexuality education”. The lawmakers — Reps. Eliot Engel, Jan Schakowsky, Nita Lowey, Barbara Lee and Lois Frankel — argue in a letter sent Wednesday to Pompeo that banning State Department employees from using those terms would be regressive for... More
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House Dems Slam Proposed State Dept. Censorship on Women's Health
November 14, 2018
WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Rep. Nita M. Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations; Rep. Barbara Lee; Rep. Jan Schakowsky; and Rep. Lois Frankel today denounced new proposed policies at the State Department that would censor discussion of women’s health. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Members expressed outrage at new reports that the Admi... More
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Rep. Frankel Statement on Continued Vote Counting in South Florida
November 9, 2018
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement on continued vote-counting in Palm Beach and Broward Counties: “Our democracy is dependent on exercising our fundamental right to vote. The latest Twitter tirades by President Trump and Senator Rubio, along with Governor Rick Scott’s lawsuits, threaten to distort the will of the people in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Their actions are clearly politically motivated and desperate. Every vote in Florida must be c... More
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Rep. Frankel Statement on Bomb Threats to Democrats
October 26, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement in response to the bomb threats to high profile Democrats, Trump critics and CNN: “First of all, I thank the brave law enforcement agencies and postal workers for saving lives by intercepting the bomb packages and making an arrest of a suspect. This type of political violence is not who we are as a nation. I call on the President and all Americans to condemn these despicable acts and reject hateful rhetoric... More
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Democratic Women’s Working Group Calls for Department of Education to Fully Engage With Campus Survivors
October 15, 2018
Washington, DC - Today, on the one-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement going viral, Congresswomen Annie Kuster (NH-02), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Jackie Speier (CA-14) urged Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to swiftly arrange meetings and fully engage with survivors of campus sexual violence before formally proposing new regulations governing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Secretary DeVos announced the Trump Administration’s decision to revoke Obama ... More
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