Thursday, November 19, 2009

In the News

Joan Vennochi has a very interesting column about women and the federal health care bill in the Boston Globe today. The first two lines sum up her thoughts pretty well: "Women must always fight to make sure they are not thrown under the political bus. The latest example is health care reform."

The Women for Coakley Web site also has an interesting speech by Evelyn Murphy, which is a great read. Murphy talks about the fact that the language the press uses regarding candidates on the subject of toughness and strength holds them up to stereotypical male standards, and that women are every bit as strong, just in different ways.

As always, these stories show exactly how important it is for us to continue our mission at MWPC to make sure the voices of women are heard in the political dialogue.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Letter to the Editor Praises Coakley

Today, the Boston Herald contained a letter to the editor from MWPC Executive Director Sheila Capone-Wulsin.

The letter praised U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley for her courage, character and principles in saying that she would vote against the health care bill for its restriction of funding for reproductive services.

Attorney General Coakley is endorsed by the NWPC PAC.

To read the full letter, please click below:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

MWPC Exec. Dir. Sheila Capone-Wulsin on NECN

MWPC Executive Director Sheila Capone-Wulsin appeared on NECN's "BroadSide" with host Chet Curtis last night.

The topic was Martha Coakley's position that she would vote against a health reform bill if it limits access to abortion coverage. MWPC endorsed that view in a statement earlier this week.

Also joining Curtis is former Mass. State Senator Lois Pines, a supporter of Michael Capuano in the Senate contest.

Please click here to watch the video:

Friday, November 6, 2009

Bernstein and Chabot Speak at Commonwealth Commentary Breakfast

This morning, MWPC sponsored another of its "Commonwealth Commentary" breakfast series events at the Harvard Club of Boston.

The Commonwealth Commentary breakfasts are presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts and provide participants with an opportunity to network and to hear first hand from some of the most influential and notable faces in Massachusetts politics.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Globe Endorses Ruth Balser for Mayor of Newton

Congratulations to State Representative Ruth Balser, who today picked up the endorsement of the Boston Globe in the race to be the next Mayor of Newton.

Ruth Balser also is proudly endorsed by the MWPC PAC. It was our first municipal endorsement ever.

For those who do not already know her, Ruth Balser is a lifelong resident of Newton and she has spent more than 20 years as a public servant, serving as a Newton Alderman and now as a legislator in her sixth term. She has been an active member of her sons' PTOs, as well as civic, political and religious organizations.

A total of 32 men have served as mayor in Newton, which is one of the largest cities in Massachusetts. We're working hard to make sure the next mayor is Ruth Balser. On June 7, a number of us attended a special event in Newton to announce our endorsement and to show our support.

For more information on Ruth Balser and her candidacy, or to see how you can volunteer on Election Day, please visit: