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Gloria Feldt
Gloria Feldt
Gloria Feldt is a leading women's activist, keynote speaker, and best selling author most recently of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power. She teaches Women, Power, and Leadership at Arizona State University and is former president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Oct. 29, 2013 3:15 pm
Jamera Lee Massop was an administrative assistant in New York when she became pregnant . She didn’t think being pregnant would or should impact her job. However, with no reason other than “your contract says we can terminate you at any time for any reason,” Jamera’s company fired her when she was six months pregnant. Jamera felt sure that the company didn’t want the expense of hiring someone to...  Read More
Oct. 25, 2012 7:34 am
The Gallup poll is showing abortion as the #1 voting issue for women in key swing states, with the economy second. Though the pollster didn’t indicate whether the female registered voters polled were pro or anti choice, it’s clear there is a heightened awareness of the consequences of a Romney/Ryan presidency as well as the crushing (to use one of Romney's favorite words) assault on women's...  Read More
Jul. 5, 2012 4:21 pm
Conservative pundit Marc A. Thiessen writes in the Washington Post that Chief Justice John Roberts' health care ruling is just the latest surprise from Supreme Court justices nominated by Republican presidents. Thiessen, a former George W. Bush speechwriter, cites various "liberal" rulings by Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy and former Justices David Souter and Sandra Day O'Connor:...  Read More
Jun. 28, 2012 12:14 pm
Today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act is a big victory for Obama and a HUGE victory for the American people. But the most meaningful victory is for the integrity of these United States. In this ruling (National Federation of Independent Businesses v Sebelius), the Court affirmed our ability as a nation to create policies important to all Americans, policies...  Read More
Mar. 5, 2012 11:02 am
Surely Politico jests. I'm sure you can add to my examples: Politico Arena asks: Democrats are raising money with a petition against the “ Republican War on Women .” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC chair, repeated the jibe Sunday on "Meet the Press" when asked about Rush Limbaugh's recent comments on contraception. Now that Limbaugh has apologized, will voters see "war on women"...  Read More
Mar. 2, 2012 6:15 am
As the Senate took up the Blunt amendment that would allow any employer to refuse to provide birth control coverage to employees based on an undefined "religious or moral" objection, women and men are asking me every day what in the heck is going on—are we back in the dark ages? Why do we have to keep fighting these battles? I recently had the chance to give my answer to that...  Read More
Feb. 9, 2012 3:52 pm
My response to the question above. What's yours? If President Obama caves to the Catholic Bishops on contraceptive coverage, especially on the heels of his recent caving on Plan B emergency contraception , he is toast with the wide spectrum of progressive and middle-of-the-road women who elected him. If he, on the other hand, engages this controversy wisely, he can recast the debate over...  Read More
Feb. 7, 2012 9:44 am
This commentary was published yesterday on the Daily Beast with the title " Komen Incites Women's Tahrir Square Moment ." If you haven't read it there, please hop on over and give me a share, stumble, and/or comment. There's quite a lively conversation going on. Then come back and tell me what you think here. Mostly, I'd like to start a conversation about taking the great passion this...  Read More
Jan. 24, 2012 5:40 pm
I've been critical of the President’s leadership in the past, and wrote this about a previous State of the Union address. But I'm rooting for him to be at his rhetorical and persuasive best tonight, not so much for his re- election prospects as for the good of the country. Candidate Obama had a large vision during his campaign and it called us to our higher selves. In part his decisive 2008...  Read More
Dec. 14, 2011 10:53 am
Please read this article, and just as the steam is coming out of your ears, go sign the petition and leave your comment for the president. It's up to us to hold him, and all politicians, accountable. Out of patience with Obama Administration betrayals on health issues, a coalition has launched a petition demanding an agenda that is fair to women. It wasn’t the first time that President...  Read More
Oct. 17, 2011 10:55 am
It's all about leadership. Would you agree? Arena Asks: The Obama administration is scrapping a long-term care insurance program created by the new health care law, reports the New York Times. The administration’s decision was another setback for the new law, which is under attack in court, in Congress and in many state legislatures. How much does this erode support for the health law?...  Read More
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