Friday, January 17, 2014

What We've Been Reading...

This week at the MWPC, a few stories piqued our interest. Below are some reading suggestions that got us thinking! responds to Time Magazine’s most recent cover; it features a man hanging from the spike of a high-heeled shoe with the title, “Can Anyone Stop Hillary?”. Author Chloe Angyal views this depiction as “same old” and “sexist.” We agree. 

Michelle Obama turns 50 years old today. Happy Birthday, FLOTUS! She announced on twitter: “Excited to join Barack in the 50+ club today… check out my @AARP card! –mo” 

This week #MaPoli was buzzing about Adriana Cohen's Op-Ed for the Boston Herald entitled, “Women needing
government are not independent.”  Cohen says that liberal progressives have created a dialogue around women's reproductive health in order to lead to political victories for their party. Read the article and tell us what you think!

As we have mentioned, the Massachusetts’ Buffer Zone Law is currently being debated at the U.S. Supreme Court. This Boston Globe article provides a general synopsis of all sides of the issue.

Yesterday, the senate passed a 37-1 vote on a bill that would allow early voting in all state and federal elections and primaries in Massachusetts. This proposed change could have an exciting effect on voting behavior in elections throughout the Commonwealth. Read more about the legislation here.

And just when you thought the 2014 elections couldn't get any busier, we start to learn about more potential open seats across the Commonwealth. Get your walking shoes ready, canvassers!

Finally, we join millions of others across the nation in recognizing the incredible work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend. Did you know Dr. King was a supporter of Planned Parenthood and an early advocate for women's reproductive health rights?

Have a great weekend!