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  • Democratic lawmakers warn Pompeo against possible ban on sex health terminology
    Posted in In the News on November 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Women's Health Care, Health Care

    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... Read more

  • Lois Frankel, Susan Brooks Champion 'Keeping Girls in School Act
    Posted in In the News on October 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Education, Women's Economic Agenda

    Written by Kevin Derby, Sunshine State News The two chairwomen of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues--Republican U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana and Democrat U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel of Florida--brought out the “Keeping Girls in School Act" which, they say, will “support the economic and educational empowerment of girls globally." “Today, over 130 million girls worldwide are not in school,” Frankel’s office noted. “While the U.S. has been the global leader in efforts to expand and impro... Read more

  • Frankel, Brooks Push for Girls Education on International Day of the Girl
    Posted in In the News on October 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Education, Women's Economic Agenda

    By Alex Gangitano, Roll Call In their travels around the world, Reps. Lois Frankel and Susan W. Brooks have seen firsthand the challenges girls face when it comes to getting an education. So to mark the International Day of the Girl, the two lawmakers are introducing legislation to do something about it. The bipartisan effort, known as the Keeping Girls in School Act, would ensure the U.S. Agency for International Development spends allocated money to keep girls in school and get more of them in... Read more

  • A historic number of women are running for office this year. Here’s why that’s good news.
    Posted in In the News on October 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women's Economic Agenda

    Written by Amanda Pell, Upworthy From sister survivors organizing to prosecute their assailants to movements for equal pay in Hollywood and beyond, this year women across the country are demanding a voice on issues that matter. And in November, that surge of woman power is set to hit Congressduring this year’s midterm elections. As of October, 262 women are on the ballot for the November primaries for the House and Senate races, according to Center for Women and Politics. And they're not all lib... Read more

  • 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