Day: October 15, 2014

Wisc.’s Mary Burke Stressing Education and Jobs

Wisconsin Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke stopped in Milwaukee on September 29, delivering a campaign speech that stressed
education and jobs to a crowd of 1,000 folks in the downtown Wisconsin Center.

Burke’s speech was flanked with the words of two iconic African-American women, Congresswoman Gwen Moore and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Burke’s main slogan “A New Direction for Wisconsin.” stresses her record as a private sector job creator in her father’s Wisconsin-based company Trek Bicycles. Burke, a Harvard MBA, stated that Scott Walker’s 2010 promise to create 250,000 jobs in the state in four years has fallen far short.

New Women’s Initiative Focuses on Income Inequality, Health and Retirement Security

Eleanor’s Hope logoOct. 11, 2014 – A new national initiative, Eleanor’s Hope, to help bring an end to the disparity between men’s and women’s income, health and retirement security, was launched this week by The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. A “press call” announcement included Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), NOW President Terry O’Neill and Tufts Health Plan President/CEO, James Roosevelt, Jr. “Women have a lot at stake in November’s election and beyond,” said Max Richtman, NCPSSM President/CEO.

“Through grassroots advocacy and education in our communities and on Capitol Hill, the Eleanor’s Hope project will raise awareness, recruit and train new activists, highlight female leaders who are making a difference and generate national interest in women’s health and retirement security issues leading up to the 2014 and 2016 elections.”

The National Committee will also hold a Congressional staff briefing, Tuesday, October 14, on the issues and policy prescriptions needed to address the income inequality, retirement insecurity and health inequities facing women. Then on October 15,  representatives of the initiative will join members of the nation’s only all-female Congressional delegation in New Hampshire to talk about the “Eleanor’s Hope” initiative.

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