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Lois Frankel Leads More than 100 House Democrats Calling for Delaying a Vote on Brett Kavanaugh
September 18, 2018
By Sunshine State News More than 100 Democrats in the U.S. House, led by a congresswoman from Florida, are calling on the U.S. Senate to delay confirmation votes on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. With Kavanaugh being accused of sexual assault, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG), rounded up 109 House Democrats to send a letter to the U.S. Senate’s leadership-- Majority Leader Mitch ... More
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House Dems push to delay Kavanaugh vote for investigation
September 18, 2018
By Juliegrace Brufke, The Hill A group of 114 House Democrats signed onto a letter calling on Senate to delay their vote on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until a "thorough investigation" is conducted into an allegation he committed an act of sexual assault decades ago. In the letter, the lawmakers argue it would be inappropriate to move forward with the confirmation without a probe due to the gravity of the accusations. The letter was spearheaded by Rep. Lois Fra... More
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116 Democrats Urge Senate to Delay Kavanaugh Vote, Allow Thorough Investigation into Sexual Assault Allegations
September 17, 2018
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 113 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 allega... More
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Feminist Lawmakers and Advocates are Fighting for Christine Blasey Ford
September 17, 2018
Written by Carmen Rios, Ms. Magazine Late last week, a complaint was referred to the FBI regarding a sexual assault allegation from an anonymous woman against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Now, Christine Blasey Ford has come forward—deciding, according to the Washington Post in an exclusive report, “that if her story is going to be told, she wants to be the one to tell it.” Speaking publicly for the first time, Ford said that one summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend... More
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Bipartisan Women’s Caucus Hosts Third Hearing on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
September 13, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – As the one-year anniversary of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault and harassment allegations approaches, the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues hosted a hearing about sexual harassment entitled, “#MeToo, What’s Next? Turning a Movement into Action.” Caucus members heard from leaders from a number of industries to discuss ways to promote respect and dignity in the workplace, and ultimately to find innovative and creative solutions to the problem of workplace hara... More
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