Congresswoman Barbara Lee speaks during the 2015 amfAR Capitol Hill Conference at U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on March 24, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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That’s what she said: Top 10 Tweets from women in politics this week (10/2)

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This week, women broke barriers in Major League Baseball and explored what’s stopping women from climbing the corporate ladder. Find out more in this week’s edition of That’s What She Said!

1. Rep. Barbara Lee 

Rep. Barbara Lee praised the Oakland A’s latest addition to the roster, Justin Siegal, who is now the first female coach in MLB history. 

2. Sen. Deb Fischer

Sen. Deb Fischer expressed sympathy for those impacted by the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Thursday. 

3. Lena Dunham

Actress Lena Dunham expressed her discontent for the way Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards was treated when she defended the company’s controversial videos at a Congressional hearing. 

4. Rep. Cheri Bustos 

Rep. Cheri Bustos is relieved the Republican-led Congress prevented another government shutdown – well, at least for another two months, giving them more time to keep the lights on. Whew!

5. Salma Hayek 

Actress and Chime for Change founder Salma Hayek answered the call to tackle extraordinary global causes like extreme poverty and lack of educational resources at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival

6. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz criticized GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush for not doing enough to combat climate change for the next generation during his Economic Growth Plan revealed on Tuesday. 

7. Sally Jewell

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo joined first lady Michelle Obama’s social campaign for her latest Let Girls Learn initiative aimed at advancing educational resources for girls. Many others have joined the call to tell what they learned in school using the hashtag #62MillionGirls. 

8.  Laverne Cox

Trans activist Laverne Cox expressed her concern for what happens when gender identification is set by society. She says when young people who don’t classify with status quo are not counted, it suggests their identities don’t matter. 

9. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand

Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand highlighted an “important new study” that explores why women in corporate America aren’t moving up the ladder as fast as their counterparts, and it has very little to do with a lack of ambition or motherhood, according to LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Co. 

10. Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama, kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by recognizing those impacted by the deadly disease.    

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That’s what she said: Top 10 Tweets from women in politics this week (10/2)

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