Thursday, January 21, 2010

MWPC PAC's "Inside Look at the 2009 & 2010 Elections" A Huge Success

On January 21, MWPC's PAC sponsored "An Inside Look at the 2009 and 2010 Elections: From Capitol Hill to Beacon Hill." The event was a huge success.

A large crowd of attendees packed the conference center at O'Neill and Associates to hear from our panel of experts and to learn more about their opinions on recent and upcoming political contests. For many, it was their first chance for an in-depth discussion about what happened in the recent US Senate race and what it means for future races.

Panelists included David Bernstein and Adam Reilly of the Boston Phoenix, Andy Hiller of WHDH Channel 7, Julie Mehegan of the Boston Herald, and Joan Vennochi of the Boston Globe. The panel was moderated by Elaine Kamarck of the Kennedy School.

Special thanks to our moderator and panelists, as well as O'Neill and Associates for hosting the event. Special thanks also go to our Host Committee of Andrea Kramer, Joyce Ferriabough-Bolling, Lora Pellegrini and Pam Nourse; our Sponsors, Alona Abalos, Ann Murphy and Deirdre Savage; and, our Contributors, Mary Ryan and Jeff Ross.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

MWPC PAC: Vote for Martha Coakley Today!


Today is election day!

Today, we will choose the candidate we want to fill the seat occupied by the late Senator Ted Kennedy.

The MWPC PAC has been hard at work for the NWPC PAC endorsed candidate, Attorney General Martha Coakley. This election is enormously important, and the stakes are too high to sit on the sidelines.

We urge you to get out and vote. Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm. If you're not sure of where to vote, please visit

Please do what you can to elect Martha Coakley to the U.S. Senate! Our next Senator will be a critical voice and vote on health care reform, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the economy and social justice and our civil liberties. Every vote counts. Talk to your friends and family and make sure they know what's at stake.

Thank you again for all your help and support. Please get out and vote!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

MWPC's Lauren Stiller Rikleen on NECN

Lauren Stiller Rikleen, member of the MWPC Board of Directors joined host Jim Braude on NECN's "Broadside" last night to discuss the US Senate race. In particular, they discussed issues about women's health and its role in the campaign.

Check out the great video below!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

MWPC Press Conference Supporting Coakley on Choice

At a press conference today, Massachusetts’ leading advocacy organizations for women’s reproductive rights denounced Republican Scott Brown’s poor record on a woman’s right to choose. The organizations, including the Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women, criticized Brown’s long record of opposition to policies that promote choice and privacy rights. The organizations highlighted Martha Coakley’s strong support of a woman’s right to choose.

The organizations blasted Scott Brown’s previously proposed legislation that, if it had passed, would have allowed hospital emergency rooms to deny emergency contraception to victims of rape. This callous approach to reproductive rights led the anti-choice Massachusetts Citizens for Life (MCFL) to endorse Scott Brown. MCFL wrote on its blog, “Our PAC has been supporting Scott Brown because he will be a pro-life vote in the Senate.”

Monday, January 11, 2010

MWPC Annual Meeting on February 1st

The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus will be holding our Annual Meeting on February 1st, 2010 at Simmons College in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councillor At Large. We hope to see you there!

MWPC Election Panel Discussion January 21

Please join the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus January 21st at 6PM for an in-depth analysis of the recent elections, from municipal seats to the Senate race.

Don't miss our engaging panel discussion moderated by the Harvard Kennedy School's Elaine Kamarck with WHDH TV's Andy Hiller, NECN's Alison King, the Boston Herald's Julie Mehegan and the Boston Globe's Joan Vennochi.

The event will be held at the offices of O'Neill and Associates, 31 New Chardon Street, Boston. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions or to confirm your attendance, please contact Melissa Roberts, Program Coordinator at 617-451-9294 or