Gwen Moore believes Obama performed well in presidential debate

MILWAUKEE- Wisconsin Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore says the president’s strongest moment during Wednesday’s debate was criticizing Romney for a past comment he made about education — that students should borrow money from parents to pay for college.

“That was the point Mitt Romney came undone,” says Moore, who represents Wisconsin’s 4th District.

Moore says President Obama focused on concrete


Women of the U.S. House of Representatives

Congresswomen from across the nation spoke about women’s issues and Barack Obama’s commitment to supporting women. Among the topics were the definition of rape, family planning policy, and women in the economy.


Prince rides UWM education all the way to U.N.

Joan Prince grew up at N. 12th and W. Center streets, taking the No. 22 bus to classes at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus in the early ’70s. She earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees at UWM, and worked her way up to the post of vice chancellor for partnerships and innovation.

Saturday, Prince caught a plane from Milwaukee to


WATCH: Women are Watching at the DNC in Charlotte

We had a fantastic Women are Watching rally in Charlotte yesterday! It was a great way to kickoff our time at the Democratic National Convention.  With actress Aisha Tyler, Mayor Cory Booker, women’s health advocate Sandra Fluke, Rep. Gwen Moore, actress Lisa Edelstein, and of course, Cecile Richards it was an event to remember. Watch […]


Milwaukee work force investment group gets $1M federal grant

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $1 million grant to the YouthBuild initiative targeting young adults in central Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board and U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) recently announced.

YouthBuild is a nonresidential, community-based alternative education program that offers classroom instruction and occupational skills training to at-risk individuals ages 16-to-24, according to a


Dem women appear in force

One by one, nine female House Democrats and congressional candidates ticked off President Obama’s first-term accomplishments that benefited women and repeated the slogan that they stand at the ready to join the president to “move America forward.”

The group was introduced by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who said that for her, “politics is an extension of my roles


Rep. Moore shares stage at Democratic National Convention

UNDATED (WSAU)  Milwaukee Congresswoman Gwen Moore told her fellow Democrats that she and other women in the House will “fight violence against all Americans” to move the country forward. Moore spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last night, sharing the stage with two dozen other female House members and candidates. She called herself a mother and grandmother who


DNC chair, Democratic leaders say Romney-Ryan ticket bad for women

As the Republican National Convention continues in Tampa, female Democratic leaders, including Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, said in Milwaukee on Wednesday that economic and social policies backed by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will have a disproportionate impact on women.

“We don’t want a president who is going to be up in our business,” said Wasserman Schultz,


Rep. Gwen Moore Joins HRC’s Gay Marriage Campaign

Wisconsin Representative Gwen Moore is the latest politician to join the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.

“I’ve always fought for equality and justice in America. Which is why I think it’s wrong to tell two people in love they can’t get married just because they’re gay or lesbian,” Moore said in a 45-second video released


Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore advocates marriage equality

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., campaigns for marriage equality in a video for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group.

The video is part of HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality series.

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In the video, Moore says, “I’ve always fought for equality and justice in America, which