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  • Lois Frankel Leads More than 100 House Democrats Calling for Delaying a Vote on Brett Kavanaugh
    Posted in In the News on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    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 ... Read more

  • House Dems push to delay Kavanaugh vote for investigation
    Posted in In the News on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Feminist Lawmakers and Advocates are Fighting for Christine Blasey Ford
    Posted in In the News on September 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Students, parents pack town hall meeting in Wellington to discuss gun violence
    Posted in In the News on August 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    Written by Austen Erblat, Sun Sentinel - South Florida Community News About 80 people showed up at the Wellington Community Center Aug. 29 to discuss how to reduce gun violence in communities, public gatherings and schools. U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, a Democrat who represents most of Palm Beach County, called the meeting after two recent shootings — one at a Palm Beach Central High School football game in Wellington and another at a video game tournament in Jacksonville. She has been outspoken on t... Read more

  • Women in Congress are Calling on the Trump Administration to Fight for Imprisoned Saudi Arabian Feminists
    Posted in In the News on August 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Economic Agenda

    Over the last few months, the Saudi Arabian government has imprisoned about 15 prominent feminist activists, most of whom led the fight to end the country’s driving ban. On Wednesday, Reps. Lois Frankel, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairperson of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, released a formal letter urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to fight for their release. “These brave champions should not be targeted and punished fo... Read more

  • Rep. Lois Frankel is Pushing for a #MeToo Movement on Capitol Hill
    Posted in In the News on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    Written by Brock Colyar, Ms. Magazine Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) remembers the disappointing days before the #MeToo movement when sexual harassment and domestic violence were experiences without a proper name and space to discuss them. “Domestic violence was just a matter-of-fact,” she told Ms., looking back on her time in the Florida state legislature. “It wasn’t unlawful for one spouse to beat another.” Today, however, the conversation is moving at full speed—and as co-chair of the Congressional... Read more

  • United States should capitalize — literally — on the #MeToo moment
    Posted in In the News on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Foreign Affairs, Women's Economic Agenda

    Written by: Jamille Bigio and Rachel Vogelstein As the #MeToo movement goes global, many nations are grappling with the need for reform so that women in the workplace are free from discrimination and harassment. The U.S. government is taking action as well: the House of Representatives just passed legislation to promote economic growth by eliminating barriers to women’s economic opportunities globally. This is not just a question of fairness, but of economics: one recent analysis estimates that ... Read more

  • ICYMI: 54 Members of Congress Join Reps. Frankel, Torres, Roybal-Allard In Letter Opposing Anti-Immigrant State Department Nominee
    Posted in In the News on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Immigration

    Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Lois Frankel (FL-21), Norma Torres (CA-35), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and 54 Members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling for the Trump Administration to withdraw Ronald Mortensen’s nomination to be Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration. The letter asserts that Mr. Mortensen’s disparaging comments toward immigrants disqualify him from managing the bureau responsible for refugee and migration policies a... Read more

  • #MeToo prompted lawmakers to come for those non-disclosure agreements
    Posted in In the News on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Women's Economic Agenda

    Written by Carter Sherman, Vice News Months after the #Metoo movement against sexual misconduct first made headlines, a bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers have introduced far-reaching legislation to curb harassment in the workplace. The bill, put forth Wednesday, has a laundry list of goals, including regulating the use of non-disparagement and non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs. It would amend the tax code to make sure that harassment can’t be written off as “the cost of doing business... Read more

  • How To Support The EMPOWER Act & Help Combat Workplace Harassment Across The Country
    Posted in In the News on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing Jobs and the Economy, Women's Economic Agenda

    Written by Lauren Holter, Bustle A bipartisan effort is underway in Congress to combat the pervasive workplace harassment brought to light by the #MeToo movement. U.S. House representatives from both parties introduced a bill on Wednesday that already has sister legislation in the Senate aimed at holding public companies accountable for sexual misconduct. But in order for the measure to have any real world effects, it must first pass a vote in Congress — and you can show your support for the EMP... Read more