Archive | May 16, 2012

Keeping His Word: Women’s Health

“I won’t back down when it comes to defending the freedom of women. Change is a president who will stand up for choice.” — Barack Obama, September 20th, 2008 Four years ago, Barack Obama promised to stand up for women’s health. Barack Obama promised to protect a woman’s right to make her own health decisions. As […]

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Federal Program to Retrain 99,000 Unemployed Veterans Is Now Accepting Applications

Last November, the President signed into law the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this law is a new program designed to help put veterans who aren’t eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill back to work – interested veterans can start to apply through the Veterans On-Line Application today! The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) […]

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National Women’s Health Week by the Numbers: 20.4 Million

Today is the third day of National Women’s Health Week, and an opportunity for all women to prioritize their health well-being by scheduling annual screening and exams. President Obama’s health reform law requires that new health insurance plans cover preventive services such as mammograms, pap smears, and well-woman visits with no co-pay or deductible. Because of this provision in the Affordable […]

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Ensuring that LGBT Victims of Domestic Violence Can Access Critically Needed Services and Protections

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee approved legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994, but failed to include critical provisions that would ensure that all victims of domestic violence can access vital services and protections.  Victims are victims, and, if you have been battered, stalked or otherwise threatened […]

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