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From Campus to Congress: The Politics of Women's Health

Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) and Ms. Magazine interns worked together to plan a briefing for other interns in the DC area. The briefing addressed the impact of politics on women's health issues both domestically and globally, covering such topics as: family planning, comprehensive sex education, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and the Global Gag rule.

Speakers included:

  • Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation

  • Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

  • Representative Hilda Solis (D-CA)

  • Sonya Clay, Advocates for Youth

  • Cari Simon, Legislative Assistant, Representative Louise Slaughter's (D-NY)

  • Dr. Janet Phoenix, National Research Center for Women and Families

  • Healy Thompson, Center for Health and Gender Equity

  • Janel Quarless, Campus Organizer, Feminist Majority Foundation

On Thursday, July 26th, 1107 the Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. Magazine interns hosted a briefing on the Politics of Women’s Health in the Rayburn House Office, bringing together nearly 100 progressive interns and junior staff.  The expert panel addressed the impact of politics surrounding women’s health, both domestically and globally, covering such topics as family planning, comprehensive sex education, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the HPV virus and vaccine, and the Global Gag Rule.  The event was very successful and allowed those in attendance the opportunity to develop strategies to protect women’s health and to learn how they could take action on their college campuses and in their communities.

 

Event Photos

 

FMF Interns

The Interns

 

Representative Hilda Solis

Representative Hilda Solis (D-CA)

 

Representative Carolyn Maloney

Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

 

Eleanor Smeal

Eleanor Smeal
FMF President

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Sonya Clay

Sonya Clay
Advocates for Youth

 

Cari Simon

Cari Simon
Legislative Assistant
Representative Louise Slaughter's (D-NY)

 

Dr. Janet Phoenix

Dr. Janet Phoenix
National Research Center for Women and Families

 

Healy Thompson

Healy Thompson
Center for Health and Gender Equity

 

Janel Quarless

Janel Quarless
FMF Campus Organizer

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Crystal Lander

Crystal Lander
Campus Program Director

 

Q & A Session

Q & A Session

 

Megan Steel

Megan Steel
Intern

 

FMF Interns

FMF Interns

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