Posted by: Puma1 | January 13, 2009

What a Feminist Looks Like: Email Congress for Hill’s Final Push for Pay Equality and Healthcare

Hillary SoS Confirmation

Well, folks, she hit it out of the ballpark at the confirmation hearings today.

From Puma P.A.C.

Our foreign policy must reflect our deep commitment to help millions of oppressed people around the world, and of particular concern to me is the plight of women and girls who comprise the majority of the world’s unhealthy, unschooled, unfed, and unpaid.

If half the world’s population remains vulnerable to economic, political, legal and social marginalization–our hope of advancing democracy and prosperity is in serious jeopardy.
The United States must be an unequivocal and unwavering voice in support of women’s rights in every country, on every continent…

The Taliban sympathizers and members want to maintain an attitude that keeps women unhealthy, unfed, uneducated. This is not culture. This is not custom. This is CRIMINAL. We cannot have a free, prosperous, peaceful, progressive world if women are treated in this way.

The state department will have a very active womens office — a very active office on human trafficking, a modern form of slavery — which is primarily a slavery of women and girls.”

~ Hillary Rodham Clinton, 1/13/09

REMIND ME PLEASE; when has the President Select EVER made a statement that even approaches this in terms of commitment to women?

That’s right. Crickets.

It is also worth nothing that the above referenced women’s office at the State Department was created by Mrs. Clinton while working with Janet Reno as First Lady.

But yet Ms. Magazine thinks this is what a feminist looks like:

When has this guy ever spoken as passionately and eloquently about women's rights as Mrs. Clinton?

When has this guy ever spoken as passionately and eloquently about women’s rights as Mrs. Clinton?

Really? Send Ms. Magazine a correction with Hillary’s magnificent quote from today’s confirmation hearing. Copy and paste the following email addresses into your email: letterstotheeditor@msmagazine.com, contentsuggestions@msmagazine.com, prowl@pumapac.org, mkort@msmagazine.com.

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Another important action item from the Daily Record via Hillary Grassroots Campaign

Two bills promoting equal pay for women could end up being the final legislative achievement for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton while she awaits confirmation as secretary of state.

Clinton is re-introducing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act, both of which failed to pass the Senate in the last Congress, according to spokesman Philippe Reines.

The two bills passed the House in the last Congress, but Democrats fell three votes short in the Senate of the 60 needed to overcome legislative roadblocks.

With a larger Democratic majority in the Senate this year, both bills could pass next week with Clinton casting her final — or almost final — votes as a senator.

The Senate also may pass health care legislation to expand coverage under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, which would give Clinton a chance to vote on another of her pet causes as her last hurrah as a lawmaker. That bill, which was vetoed by President George W. Bush, would extend government-financed health care services to 4 million low-income children who are not now covered.

We need to help Mrs. Clinton get this legislation passed before she leaves Capitol Hill for Foggy Bottom. It’s important for women, and thus important for children, and thus consequently important for everybody else.

Use this contact form website below to write your congressperson TODAY and tell him or her to swiftly pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and the expanded State Children’s Health Insurance Program bill:

http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/

Please help! It is much too important to sit on your hands and do nothing. Let’s get moving!

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