Category Archive: Women

Meet Wendy Davis’s running mate

February 25, 2014

This article originally appeared on MSNBC.com A mother of six could be the next lieutenant governor in Texas. Holding elected office was the last thing on Leticia Van de Putte’s mind when the opportunity unexpectedly presented itself. She had six children—all under the age of 10—and Continue Reading →

MSNBC’s MHP – Turning Education into Income for Women

January 13, 2014

Well-being of women absent from strict Texas abortion law

November 4, 2013

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino The last Monday in October an injunction blocking parts of Texas’ abortion law went into effect.  But within three days the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the lower court’s ruling and lifted the injunction. On Monday, abortion-rights groups filed an Continue Reading →

Rape & college campuses – an egregious epidemic

October 28, 2013

College is one of the most dangerous places for women.  One in four women is a victim of sexual assault while in college.  Yet the Department of Justice estimates that less than five percent of completed and attempted rapes are reported to law enforcement. College is supposed to be Continue Reading →

Abortion can cross party lines, at least for women

October 4, 2013

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. Texas is center stage for abortion politics, starring Wendy Davis as the leading lady and Rick Perry opposite her. Wendy Davis’ protagonist role in the Texas abortion drama shot her to political fame.  Overnight she became a Democratic sensation Continue Reading →

Texas’ war on Latinas

July 6, 2013

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. The Lone Star state jumped into the spotlight this week – a movie-worthy filibuster by Wendy Davis, a flood of demonstrators taking to the capitol, and a ramped up war of words between Texas Republicans and Democrats. At the Continue Reading →

MSNBC’S MHP – Abortion Rights Creep in States

March 25, 2013

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MSNBC’s Politics Nation – Continued GOP Lady Problems…

December 1, 2012

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Saddled with bad GOP wingmen, Romney can’t capture women vote

October 26, 2012

This post originally appeared on MSNBC.com Both presidential candidates have been laying it on thick with the ladies. Not that I blame them. We not only out-register and out-vote our male counterparts, we are also multi-issue voters otherwise known as swing voters. Both candidates push Continue Reading →

Mexico’s Glass Ceiling–A Little Cracked

July 2, 2012

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino.   As of Sunday, July 1, 2012 Mexico has about 10 million cracks in the glass ceiling.  The cracks that Mexican Presidential candidate, Josefina Vázquez Mota, got in were nowhere near Hillary Clinton’s 18 million, but the mere opportunity Continue Reading →

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