Advice and consent does not mean rubber stamp in the Senate.
The way to be a man if you’re a little boy is to be willing to throw your weight around.
We always knew when we took on the issue of violence against women that somehow our opposition would come after us.
I have a very personal interest. I am a Miami-Dade voter. One of the issues is that my vote and so many other votes of women and African Americans in Florida are being discounted or discarded. I want my vote to count.
Extremely strong, effective, tenacious, and powerful political networks can be built when you fight losing battles as well as when you win.
I know that it isn’t just violence against women, it’s how do we support ourselves and our families, how do we deal with health care for ourselves and our families? It’s a bigger picture.
Most of us see Justice O’Connor as something of an icon, although we do not agree with all of her decisions.
Violence may be a good focus to organize around, but we have to look at women’s lives in our entirety.
I want to reach young women and to get them involved in the mission of the YWCA, economic empowerment of women and girls, and ending racism.
My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO is that this is really a decision of the YWCA. They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate on behalf of women’s and children’s empowerment and ending racism.