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November 17, 2009
Prior to the House Healthcare Reform legislation passing last week 220-215, the House voted on the Stupak-Pitts Amendment which restricted the use of federal and private funds to cover abortions. The Democrats in Congress took a gamble that in order to be able to garner sufficient votes to pass the House Healthcare Reform, they would include language that would offer a new level of restrictions to abortion funding to appease conservatives and pro-life legislators. There has been a tremendous firestorm and tidal wave of anger and opposition to this amendment and the House Healthcare Reform...
November 9, 2009
Late Saturday night, the House of Representatives voted on the historic healthcare reform legislation that has been heavily debated for the past few months. After long summer months where our legislators went back to their home districts to listen to their constituents talk about their healthcare concerns and where heavy lobbying by supporters and opponents occurred, the House finally voted. 220-215 to pass their version of the Healthcare reform legislation. There was one lone Republican, Anh Joseph Cao from the State of Louisiana who joined the majority of Democrats to vote for the...
October 27, 2009
Dear members and readers: EngageHer.org received the following email regarding a National Call to Action Day today Tuesday October 30 to support real healthcare reform. The Women of Color United for Health Reform is a very important collaboration of key multicultural women's organizations are asking us all to take action and let our Congressional Representatives and Senators know that we need affordable healthcare now. Our organization, Engage Her.org which is focused on educating and activating women and multicultural communities fully supports this effort. Please read below and join us in...
August 7, 2009
As Sonia Sotomayor is voted in as our next Justice of the Supreme Court, she represents a critical addition to the Supreme Court's bench. She is a highly qualified judge who has risen through the ranks, offered measured and moderate opinions and is one of the most qualified candidates to be considered for this lifelong appointment. While her critics questioned her on a number of issues, her record speaks for itself and earned the votes and respect of the Senators who voted for her appointment. Everyone stands to win by this important appointment as Sonia Sotomayor represents a victory for all...
August 7, 2009
This week is National Farmer's Market Week which is really important to note. As we push for Health care reform and look at all the illnesses that affect our families and communities, we have to look at the impact of the way we eat today. There have been plenty of national studies telling us that America is suffering from an Obesity epidemic. Our children, familes and adults aren't eating enough of the right healthy foods and getting enough exercise. Many of the foods that we eat are processed, filled with unhealthy supplements to keep long shelf lives on the store and they're packaged and...
September 10, 2008
Today we launch our documentary, Engage Her: Getting minority women to lead and vote and our new online organization, www.engageher.org to the national media, ethnic media and to our partners & organizations. With over 30+ million minority women in the U.S. who are eligible to vote, we can make a big and profound impact on our November elections.