With today's vote on VAWA, the House has an opportunity to renew our nation's commitment to do everything we can to protect our sisters, daughters, nieces, mothers, and grandmothers from violence. I hope we take it.
In order to get to that leadership table in Congress or the C suite, women cannot be marginalized, either directly by work policies that exclude their employment or by "having it all" media debates so rarified that they exclude their participation.
Eric Cantor is like this season's Paul Ryan: an influential conservative with bad ideas who has thus far escaped public scrutiny. This time around we don't have a Mitt Romney to help raise Cantor's profile, but that's okay.
Whether you were in the comfort of your own homes last night, or dressed to the nines for one of the entertainment business's most honored traditions, just look around at the women and girls in your midst today, and be grateful they are safe.
To my Isabella, as with most three-year-olds, Valentine's Day is innocence and chocolate. But for far too many women and girls in our community and around the world, Valentine's Day innocence is broken.