Two weeks ago, Cecile Richards spoke at Georgetown University, an event that drew criticism from some students, alumni and outside organizations, such as the Washington Diocese. There are three reasons why we, alumnae of the school who work on social justice issues, applauded the school's decision to allow Richards to speak on campus.
Yesterday, on a quiet, beautiful afternoon in Rhinebeck, New York, I (the Lo of EMandLO.com) squeezed into the greenhouse wing of the historic Beekman Arms (one of the oldest continuously operating inns in America, and also where Chelsea Clinton had her rehearsal dinner) to see Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, speak about the importance of women's reproductive rights and voting for the candidate most equipped to protect them, Hillary Clinton.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards spent Saturday attending events throughout the state of Iowa encouraging women to support Clinton. On Friday, Stephanie Shriock president of Emily's List, a political action committee dedicated to recruiting, training and supporting Democratic, pro-choice women get elected, endorsed the former secretary of state at a Clinton campaign manager's home in Des Moines.