This week women in politics set the record straight on Planned Parenthood, and celebrated #WomensEqualityDay. Find out more in this week’s edition of That’s What She Said!
What would a world with Fiorina as head of the Oval Office look like? Fiorina gave us a glimpse of what she would be like at the head of the table negotiating a new Iran deal, if she were to become president of the United States.
It’s been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Of the nearly 93,000 square miles wrecked by the devastating catastrophe, schools suffered immensely. Louisiana Sen. Karen Carter Peterson voiced her concerns for the need to advance education reform in New Orleans, where a large majority of the state-run schools are recovering from the already destitute school system.
3. Dina Titus
Rep. Dina Titus urged American employers to raise the minimum wage by bringing attention the two-thirds of minimum wage workers that are women in honor of #WomensEqualityDay. The National Women’s Law Center says raising the minimum wage would reduce poverty, strengthen the economy, and close the wage gap.
4. Nikki Haley
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley praised the behavior of three young American civilians and a Brit who subdued a terror suspect aboard a high-speed train in France while on a vacation. The heroes were awarded highest honor by French President François Hollande. It was certainly a vacation to remember.
Ellen DeGeneres truly outshined Taylor’s Swift at her 1989 world tour on Monday. Literally. The funnywomen sung a duet with the pop singer in a shining full body suit and a feather tutu.
6. Emily’s List
It’s Jeb Bush versus Planned Parenthood. The GOP presidential candidate accused Planned Parenthood of “not actually doing women’s health issues,” and is calling to defund the health organization. Emily’s List defended the statement with a GIF of Hermione Granger, from the fictional series “Happy Potter.” Hillary Clinton and Planned Parenthood set the record straight in separate tweets by boasting the health care organizations 10.6 million services it provided in 2013. Ouch, Jeb!
Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) expressed sympathy for WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward who were both shot and killed by a former co-worker during a live shot. The gunman, Vester Flanagan II, later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The American businesswoman and notable philanthropist called attention to an experiment that gave impoverished households making $1.25 a day resources – like chickens, goats, or cows – and challenged them to earn income selling milk and eggs. The results were “promising,” as household income and food consumption increased.
9. Malala Fund
Malala Yousafzai penned a heartfelt and encouraging letter to the hundreds of Nigerian girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram 500 days ago. In an hopeful tone, Yousafzai reminded the girls that their reality will soon end and they will reunite with their families.
10. Marcia Fudge
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) paid tribute to civil rights matriarch, Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died at 104 years old on Thursday. The remarkable leader’s photograph brought national recognition to the severity of the Selma civil rights march known as Bloody Sunday after a newspaper featured Robinson beaten unconscious by law enforcement officials.
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