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  • Mothers Can Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Childcare, FEC Rules
    Posted in In the News on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Written by Andrea Gonzalez-Ramirez, Refinery29 The Federal Election Commission handed out a major victory to mothers running for office on Tuesday, ruling that a first-time candidate in New York is allowed to use a portion of her campaign funds to pay for childcare. Liuba Grechen Shirley, a Democrat running on the state's 2nd District, asked the commission in early April to allow campaign funds to be used for childcare-related expenses. Prior to launching her congressional bid in October, she wo... Read more

  • How Congresswoman Lois Frankel Is Fighting Sexual Harassment in the Service Industry
    Posted in In the News on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Written By: Emma Sarran Webster, Allure At President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on January 30, members of the Democratic Women's Working Group (DWWG), the coalition of Democratic women in the House, wore black in solidarity with the #MeToo and Time's Up movements. Many also invited sexual assault and harassment survivors as their guests. As DWWG chair Representative Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) told Allure just before the address, "Wearing black will be a message of solidarity with worke... Read more

  • Congress to Explore Sexual Harassment in the Service Industry
    Posted in In the News on March 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    Written by: Alex Gangitano, Roll Call Congress wants to take a harder look at victims of sexual harassment who don’t have much clout. The bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues is hosting a hearing, “Beyond the Headlines: Combating Service Sector Sexual Harassment in the Age of #MeToo” on Monday. “We picked the service industry because it’s probably where… so much abuse is suffered by these workers and they’re working to keep their jobs,” co-chairwoman Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., said... Read more

  • Congress Takes On Sexual Misconduct in the Service Industry
    Posted in In the News on March 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    Written by: Julia Arciga, Daily Beast The #MeToo movement took to the halls of Congress on Monday to shine a light on a lesser-known sector plagued by widespread sexual misconduct: the service industry. The bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues hosted a hearing Monday, titled, “Beyond the Headlines: Combating Service Sector Sexual Harassment in the Age of #MeToo,” in which experts hammered home how, as the EEOC previously reported, accomodation and food services industries had the h... Read more

  • Rep. Lois Frankel hosts gun safety town hall meeting in Delray Beach
    Posted in In the News on March 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Written by: Lulu Ortiz, WPEC Ban assault weapons. Do not arm teachers. These are the demands from local high school students at Monday night’s town hall meeting. Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) hosted the gun safety meeting at Old School Square, where students, teachers and community members talked about the pros and cons of the school safety gun law just signed by Gov. Rick Scott. “The bill that was signed into law was a good first step, but entirely we're not impressed with what we’re seein... Read more

  • Local officials in West Palm Beach call for tighter gun controls
    Posted in In the News on February 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Written by: Tony Doris, Palm Beach Post WEST PALM BEACH — Hannah Karcinell, a survivor of the shooting last Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, said that in the days following the massacre, her emotions went up and down. “I just sat in my room and cried or watched TV, or was numb or in shock, and then was getting flashbacks,” she said. So she invited friends over for comfort. “We had a couple of laughs and would go back and forth, talking about what happened, then shifting the subject to... Read more

  • Speaker Ryan signs bill to prevent sexual abuse, protect sexual assault victims
    Posted in In the News on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Written by: Evan Bolins, WKOW WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKOW) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan signed a bill designed to prevent sexual abuse and protect sexual assault victims. The measure is called Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act. It was put together in response to reports of abuse in amateur athletics, like the scandal surrounding the U.S. gymnastics program and its former doctor Larry Nassar. "Those of us who are parents want to make sure our children can partic... Read more

  • Southwest Florida human rights advocate attending Trump's State of the Union address
    Posted in In the News on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    Written by: Brittany Carloni, Naples Daily News A co-founder of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is expected to attend President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. tonight. Laura Germino, 54, of LaBelle, was invited by Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, according to a news release from the lawmaker's office. The rise of the #MeToo movement, a grass-roots social media campaign to call out sexual harassment and violence, influenced Frankel's decision to bring ... Read more

  • Democratic women will wear black to the State of the Union to show support for #MeToo
    Posted in In the News on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    Written by: Anna North, Vox Last February, Democratic women wore white to President Donald Trump’s first speechto a joint session of Congress. “There was so much — and still is — agitation about the president and our fears of what he was going to do to the women of our country and the world,” Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), chair of the Democratic Women’s Working Group in the House, told Vox this month. “Of course, our fears have come true.” So for this year’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, th... Read more

  • Mast, Frankel, Hastings mark opening of shared office at VA hospital
    Posted in In the News on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Supporting Our Veterans

    Written by: Wayne Washington, Palm Beach Post Three members of Palm Beach County’s congressional delegation marked the opening of shared office space at Palm Beach County’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center Friday, pointing to the project as an indication of bipartisan commitment to helping those who served the country in uniform. Two Democrats — U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach — joined U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, for a press conferenc... Read more