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  • Rep. Lois Frankel grew up in the 1950s. She’s resisted ‘pink and blue’ stereotypes ever since
    Posted in In the News on August 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Written by: Ashley Nguyen, The Lily When Rep. Lois Frankel was growing up in Great Neck, N.Y., in the 1950s, “it was a strange time,” the Florida Democrat said. There were very strong stereotypes about boys and girls. The message for girls was one we’ve all heard: Grow up, get married and have children. Frankel knew very few mothers who had careers. Divorce was out of the question. She calls it the “pink and blue time.” The Long Island public school she attended helped. When it came to team spor... Read more

  • Trumpcare stakes ‘life or death’ for Boynton mom after teen suicide try
    Posted in In the News on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Written by: Charles Elmore, Palm Beach Post Congress’s GOP majority risks “political suicide” either by dismantling Obamacare or failing to replace it, partisans on opposing sides have claimed in the heat of the toughest legislative tangle of the Trump administration. Forgive Amanda Kopacz of Boynton Beach for concentrating more on her daughter, who attempted actual suicide last year. “It’s literally life and death,” said Kopacz, 39. “It’s whether we can afford the $1,500 per month for medicatio... Read more

  • A group of House Democratic women just held a press conference to decry Trump's 'petty vitriol'
    Posted in In the News on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Written by: Becca Stanek, The Week A group of House Democrats assembled Thursday to express their outrage over President Trump's sexist tweets earlier in the morning. "Mr. President, it is time for you to take a timeout," said Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), just hours after Trump called Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski "low I.Q. Crazy Mika" and claimed he'd refused to allow her to join him at Mar-a-Lago because she was "bleeding badly from a face-lift." Speier suggested it's "not normal for a... Read more

  • Dem. Women's Working Group pushes for paid family leave
    Posted in In the News on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    Written by: Erica Pandey, Axios The House Democratic Women's Working Group held a hearing on paid family leave, hosting advocates and state legislators to accelerate the national conversation about the issue. Why it matters: The U.S. is the only developed nation without paid family leave on a national scale, but support for leave is widespread. Four states have already passed legislation, and several others are currently debating the issue in state legislatures. Ivanka Trump and Marco Rubio rece... Read more

  • Former USA Gymnastics CEO Received a $1 Million Payout—After a Huge Sex-Abuse Scandal
    Posted in In the News on June 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care

    Written by: Maggie Mallon, Glamour Magazine In March former USA Gymnastics CEO Steve Penny resigned from his post as the organization found itself embroiled in a massive sexual-abuse scandal. But the horrifying abuse allegations didn't stop him from getting a serious golden parachute. On Friday the Wall Street Journal reported that Penny received a $1 million payout following his resignation—a severance package meant to cover two years of compensation. Penny had been at the helm of USAG since 20... Read more

  • How Motherhood Inspired Rep. Lois Frankel to Run for Office
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda, Women's Health Care

    Written by: Mattie Kahn, Elle Magazine The statistics aren't good. According to recent estimates, women make up just under 20 percent of Congress and less than 25 percent of all state legislatures. Only six of our nation's governors are women. But we are 51 percent of the population. And the research shows that when women participate in government, we make it run better, more collaboratively. Historically, women have needed to be convinced to enter politics. But within weeks of the 2016 presiden... Read more

  • Democrat and Republican split on health insurance
    Posted in In the News on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Health Care, Health Care

    WPTV - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - This is the first week members of Congress are home since voting on the Republican plan for repealing and replacing Obamacare health insurance. The House of Representatives voted on the new measure last Thursday. After it passed, the Republicans joined President Trump on the White House lawn for Victory Celebration. None of the Democrats in Congress voted for it, saying it would be harder and more expensive to obtain insurance. Monday, U.S. Representatives Lois Fra... Read more

  • Local health advocates join Frankel in opposing GOP health bill
    Posted in In the News on May 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Written by: Charles Elmore, Palm Beach Post House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday promoted “choice and competition” he said will be strengthened by the GOP House overhaul of Obamacare, but a West Palm Beach congresswoman warned of deadly consequences for people needing help from opioid addiction, mental illness and pre-existing health conditions. “The problem is the states are not going to have enough money to fund a better system,” said U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach. “This bill is going... Read more

  • 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