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Rift among womens groups? In wake of NARAL PAC endorsement for Obama, female pro-Hillary House members rally


WASHINGTON--NARAL's PAC Obama endorsement on Wednesday is triggering a strong response from House members who have been NARAL's staunch friends on Capitol Hill--but who back Clinton.

“We are a political organization. We made a political decision," said NARAL PAC political director Elizabeth Shipp. The NARAL PAC figured any backlash from its pro-Clinton base was worth the risk.

From a release...

6:15 p.m. TONIGHT: Members of Congress To Hold Press Conference On Hillary’s Strong Pro-Choice Record

Clinton National Campaign Co-Chair Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones and other Members of Congress will hold a press conference at 6:15 p.m. EDT tonight to discuss Hillary Clinton’s strong pro-choice record.

Members voicing their support today for Clinton’s advocacy on behalf of a woman’s right to choose include, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Rep. Nita Lowey, Rep. Jane Harman, Rep. Diane Watson, Rep. Diana DeGette, Rep. Doris Matsui, Rep. Laura Richardson, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Louise Slaughter, Rep. Allyson Schwartz, Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Corrine Brown, Rep. Yvette Clarke, Rep. Darlene Hooley, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Rep. Linda Sanchez, Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, Rep. Hilda Solis, Rep. Nydia Velazquez, Rep. Betty Sutton, Rep. Grace Napolitano and Rep. Shelley Berkley.

Wednesday, May 14

6:15 p.m. EDT
Members of Congress Discuss Hillary’s Strong Pro-Choice Record
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Second Floor Conference Room
430 South Capitol Street
Washington, DC


The views of this pac supporting Obama will set womens rights back for decades, Obama doesn't respect his own mother!

It is STRANGE for me to agree with Chris Matthews on ANYTHING in the last 9 years.
But his 'visceral comment' (ridiculed at the tennessee guerilla women site here: is interesting.
I saw what Matthews was talking about--but it wasn't that the 60 plus year old women HATED a particular candidate--they just hated any of the males who were NOT Hillary.
So the question becomes--if Hillary is NOT to be the top of the ticket (or anywhere on it--given the BOOS that sprang up in Grand Rapids when Edwards mentioned her name) then how does she introduce a different ticket to these women.
Now, to me, her 'negatives' are 'statistically' identical between Hillary and Barack. I think the booing was a "Michigan" thing--but what if it's not? What if the negatives for Hillary are actually higher than they seem?
That matters not one whit to the TN Guerilla women types.
So how does the party come together?
That's the 2008 Trillion Dollar question.
(Have we spent that much in Iraq yet? How would we know?)

Lynn--where's this video of this event? Can't find it on line.
I did go on line and READ about all these amazing women.
Was glad to see them dressed in business attire.
No, they're not 'madonna buff' enough to expose those upper arms like a trophy wife--they're busy WORKING FOR ALL PEOPLE, including women.
Any word on when that video might be available?

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