Tag Archives: Social Justice

12/02 Paulsen Correspondence Corner : Playing the Stras Dogwhistle and Downplaying Women’s Rights

PREFACE : Erik Paulsen regularly issues a video Correspondence Corner in which he responds to constituent questions. It is a great ploy — Congressman Paulsen determines what question is to be answered … thus, providing him an opportunity to portray himself as effectively responding to issues that he wishes to address as if they are […]

SHHHH …. 75 Republicans Disagree with GOP House Spending

Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA-07) has offered a simple criticism : Mr. President, Spending is Clearly the Problem in Washington Included in the press release are examples of expenditures that he considers to be “wasteful spending” including : Pay to Play Video Games: The National Science Foundation spent $1.2 million paying seniors to play “World […]

GOP Senate Candidate Urges House To Pass VAWA

As the Republicans begin their effort to return to the Majority through the 2014 elections for US Senate, they seem to be battling on two fronts — internally in fear of attack from “certain” groups and recognizing that issues affecting women have pushed more voters away from their candidates. After the House failed to agree […]

Congresswoman McCollum and Prime Minister Hasina

Better Hope For Woman – Israel or Bangladesh ?

This week, U.S. Ambassador at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer and Betty McCollum (D-MN-04) visited Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh. Representative McCollum has introduced legislation that declares child marriage to be a human rights abuse, and advocates for the elimination of child marriage as a U.S. foreign policy goal. The Prime Minister reaffirmed […]