Women are more likely to rely on SNAP because they earn less and are often solely responsible for taking care of their children. But Republicans don't seem interested in promoting real solutions to these problems.
With less than a week until Bostonians head to the polls for the Democratic mayoral primary, the field is packed with candidates fighting to be heard, and to prove that they're qualified to lead one of our nation's largest cities. But one clear strong voice is standing out.
We can no longer put up with policies that ignore women, or worse, directly harm us. Politicians should not be in the business of legislatively discriminating against women, their health and their families.
Republicans have done a lot of soul searching to try and figure out why women voters opposed them at historic levels during the 2012 election. They've questioned their message, and their messengers. But they haven't reflected on their anti-woman policies.
A budget isn't just a bunch of numbers; it's a set of values that shows us a political party's vision for our country. It reveals whose side our leaders are on. And once again, Paul Ryan has made it crystal clear that he's not on the side of women and families.
The Republican Party has plenty of backward policy positions, but I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around this one. VAWA is an important part of promoting the health, safety, and economic security of American women.
Though there are no words, I can only say today thank you to every American woman and man who served in Iraq. I will always be grateful for their sacrifice, and grateful for the women fighting to make sure that sacrifice is honored.
Democratic women did well in the 2010 elections. They held on to more of their seats than their male counterpart. But the overall number of women serving in Congress went down this year. For the first time. So what happened?