Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Sen. Barbara Boxer Start A New Women's Movement
[Editor’s note: Now things are getting really interesting! In the wake of the Susan G. Komen debacle and the contraception flap in Congress, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Sen. Barbara Boxer have announced a stunning new campaign to protect women’s rights. It’s called One Million Strong for Women, and Jessica Pieklo at Care2.com has the details. Are you ready to sign up?--Mona]
Sens. Gillibrand and Boxer, along with seven Democratic senators and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee are appealing to backers on all of their websites to sign on to the “One Million Strong For Women” in hopes of harnessing this energy and using it to make a strong defense for women’s rights.
Sen. Gillibrand made the pitch to supporters in an email. “Our opponents tried to defund Planned Parenthood, in the federal budget and in many states. They tried to destroy our Medicare and Medicaid lifelines, which would be particularly devastating to women,” the email says. “They tried to get the Susan G. Komen Foundation to cut off support for Planned Parenthood.”