Two Minute Activist
|Women showed up at the polls on November 6, and women were elected to the House and Senate in record numbers this year. Yet when the House leadership announced the chairs of the major committees for the 113th Congress, there were no women to be found|
. AAUW wants to know: Where are the women?
Two House Committees—the Committee on House Administration and the Ethics Committee—still need chairs, and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) gets to appoint them. Tell Speaker Boehner: Fill those committee chairperson slots with women! These decisions are being made as you read this, so take action now!
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The House GOP leadership should be representative of all lawmakers and all citizens. Excluding women from major committee posts is not an option. Urge Speaker Boehner to appoint women as chairs of the Committee on House Administration and the Ethics Committee.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Tell Speaker Boehner: We Need Women Committee Chairs
Labels: Talking to Legislators