This week women in politics took a stand on ending sexual assault, and celebrated the news of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s pregnancy. Find out more in this week’s edition of That’s What She Said!
The Jeb versus Trump feud got even nastier this week after the two GOP presidential candidates released videos attacking each other. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) suggested they may have a lot more in common than they think, as the two have been battling for headlines in recent weeks.
Republican Rep. IIeana Ros-Lehtinen expressed her disappointment at the news that President Barack Obama’s legacy Iran deal is secured now that he has the congressional votes needed to ensure a veto will be upheld if Congress rejects the deal. The Florida congresswoman said the “deal has made our nation less safe and has harmed our #nationalsecurity.”
3. Niki Tsongas
Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA) expressed her excitement for Tom Brady’s victory Thursday after a judge overturned his four game suspension the NFL imposed over the #deflate-gate investigation.
Valarie Jarrett pushed for an inclusive approach to ending sexual assault on college campuses. Jarrett, an advisor to President Obama, highlighted “1 in 5 women are sexually while in college,” at the National Sexual Assault conference in Los Angeles.
Illiteracy is a $1.2 trillion “worldwide crisis,” according to a report UN director, Mandeep Dhaliwal, spotlighted. To bring it home, it could cost the United States $362 billion. The World Literacy Foundation warned that 796 million people worldwide can’t perform basic tasks that involve reading, writing, or both - and it could be costing you money.
Yahoo’s head woman-in-charge Marissa Mayer announced the news she is expecting two bundles of joy. Mayer received backlash when she announced her plans to take a minimal maternity leave in an extended post on Tumblr.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) endorsed President Obama’s alarming climate change warning. POTUS urged global leaders to help create a comprehensive plan to combat the long-term effects of global warning during his three-day tour of Alaska.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch urged for “violence against us all” in American to end in wake of rising tension between law enforcement officials and communities nationwide .
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand praised the Army for their recent historic move to allow women to attend the Ranger School. This move comes after Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver became the first ever women to graduated from the school last month.
10. Judy Chu
Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) says the economy is recovering, but not for everyone. Based on a new study, the wage gap for Americans has steadily grew since the Great Recession, and that seems to be true.
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