Voting-rights battle rages on

New American Media hosted a teleconference last week that brought together journalists, elected officials and voting-rights advocates who are committed to ensuring that this fall’s high-stakes national elections are both fair and reflective of the will of the people who make up this nation.

Among those who participated were Congressman Keith Ellison from Minnesota, Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin and


Repubs insist Dems’ “war on women” is a fairytale

Republicans insist the Democrats’ claim of a “war on women” is simply a fairytale. Yet every week the GOP pushes another anti-woman policy that proves that this fairytale is reality. This week, my Senate GOP colleagues blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would have ensured women earn equal pay for equal work. Sounds simple enough, but not to


Health Care, Women’s Health Issues Split Midwest Voters Ahead Of Elections

Dems: Walker ‘Extreme’ On Women’s Health As polls show that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is increasingly likely to survive efforts to recall him, Democrats on Tuesday accused him of trying to limit women’s access to health care. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) said support for Walker from Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell — he’s campaigning in the […]


16th Annual Hat Luncheon held

The 16th Annual Hat Luncheon was held at the Wisconsin African American Women’s (WAAW) Center last Saturday, May 19, 2012. The 2012 “Faces of Hope” Honorees were: Willie Abney, Steve Adams, Ron Hayes, Dr. Harry Oden, Ernie “Gee” Mitchell, Atty. Henry Hamilton, Brad Pruitt, Thomas McCallum, Alphonso Pettis, Atty. Roy Evans, Tony Courtney, Dester Martin, […]


SHE AIN’T PLAYIN’: The Notable, Quotable Rep. Gwen Moore

Can someone give Gwen Moore a medal of honor?

Throughout the GOP-led assault on women’s reproductive health rights, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) has served as a soldier of love for women of color, poor women and victims of sexual and physical abuse.

Moore consistently commands the House floor and deploys pieces of her personal story to


Black officials unite to elect Barrett for governor

Mayor Tom Barrett is surrounded by prominent elected offi cials representing Milwaukee and Wisconsin following a brainstorming meeting regarding his run for governor. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)

In an impressive show of unity in preparation before Wisconsin’s historic recall election, a prominent group of elected officials, union members, community and business leaders met with Mayor Tom Barrett to


GOP anti-domestic violence bill advances, over Dem objections

The House on Wednesday voted to move ahead with a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), after Democrats tried blocking it by raising a point of order.
Democrats oppose the House bill, which omits language prohibiting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people under the law, does not go as far as a Senate bill to


House Vote Sets Up Battle on Domestic Violence Bill

WASHINGTON — After a fierce fight, full of gender politics, the House passed a Republican bill on Wednesday to combat violence against women, over objections from President Obama and other Democrats, who said it would reduce protections for many battered women, including lesbians, American Indians and illegal immigrants.

The 222-to-205 vote clears the way for negotiations with the Senate, which


Rep. Gwen Moore recounts sexual assault

Rep. Gwen Moore spoke forcefully against the House version of the Violence Against Woman Act and openly talked about her own experience as a victim of violence and sexual assault.

Moore sponsored the Democratic version of the bill, the twin to the Senate’s re-authorization.

“As a member of this body and a survivor of sexual assault…I can


Gwen Moore discusses VAWA and the Republican War on Women on Hardball w/ Chris Matthews

Gwen Moore discusses VAWA and the Republican War on Women on Hardball w/ Chris Matthews. {qtube vid:=EwH1kc6HgiM w:=580 h:=360 b:=1 c1:=0b8241 c2:=16cc68 ap:=0 rel:=0}