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Something I love about being a part of MomsRising is the chance to make my voice heard, along with over a million others who care about moms and families, directly to our elected local and national leaders at the highest levels.  But how often do we get to have an informal, friendly chat with those in office?  Now's our chance!

We've got a great opportunity to directly chat with Speaker Nancy Pelosi this Friday, Oct. 22 at 10:30 AM Pacific, 1:30 PM Eastern-- and we'd love for you to be part of this conversation! Just login to Twitter and follow hashtag #womeninpolitics.

We'll be talking about moms in politics, the perspectives parenting can bring to the legislative process, and her personal experience as a mom and grandmother in the House, and current public policy issues.

Here are some questions we're planning to ask.  What are your questions?  Tell us in the comments below! We'll include as many as we can in the half hour we've got with her.
1. How do you think being a mom and a grandmother helped prepare you to be Speaker of the House?

2. Do you think it's important for moms to be involved in politics?  What advice do you have for moms in Congress?

3. What achievements as Speaker of the House are you proudest of?

4. Based on your experience as Speaker, how can moms have influence in Congress over issues like quality and affordable early learning, child nutrition, healthcare, paid family leave, paid sick days, and environmental health?

5. What memory from motherhood makes you laugh?

6. Looking back on raising five children, what advice do you have for mothers?

7. How do you think the 111th Congress helped women and families?

8. What would you like to change, if anything, about how the media covers women in politics?

9. If we were in the Members only women's bathroom in Congress, what would we overhear?

10. We remember Sen. Debbie Stabenow challenging Sen. John Kyl about the need for maternal health benefits (when he said he didn't need them, she remarked "your mom probably did.") How have you seen women in Congress standing up for other women and for moms?


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