Category: News Tracking

Anti-abortion groups moving — reluctantly — toward Trump

Jennifer Haberkorn, Politico – May 11, 2016

“As unpredictable as Donald Trump is, Hillary Clinton is completely predictable,” said Penny Nance, CEO and president of Concerned Women of America. “We have no question about where she is on these issues.” Nance was among the prominent women leaders who signed a letter in January asking Republican primary voters to select “anyone” but Trump. They’ve expressed concerns about his past support for abortion rights, as well as some off-message comments he made, and then retracted, about punishing women who end their pregnancies. Now they are giving him another look — and also making clear that they expect him to live up to his recent commitments.

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NARAL Launches Anti-Trump Ad in Pennsylvania

Eliza Collins, Politico – April 21, 2016

Donald Trump hates a lot of Americans—at least that’s the message NARAL Pro-Choice America is pushing in a five-figure ad buy in Pennsylvania ahead of Tuesday’s primary. The 30-second ad titled “What have we learned from Donald Trump?” set to start airing statewide on cable from Thursday until Tuesday features still photos of women and black text displaying the text of the controversial statements he has made about women, Latinos, Muslims and abortion over the course of his campaign along with the audio.

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Clinton Allies Launch Celebrity Effort Aimed At Energizing Young Women

Ruby Cramer, Buzzfeed – March 13, 2016

The group, EMILY’s List, assembled what they’re calling a Creative Council to make the “millennial” case for Clinton and other Democratic women on the ballot this fall with collaborations on videos, digital campaigns, and events, an official said Sunday.

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Women Join Up to Boost Clinton

Rebecca Ballhaus, Wall Street Journal – January 18, 2016

On Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton will invite supporters to an event in Washington, D.C., that will also feature Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) and Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan. The event will mark the launch of a group called “Millennial Women for Hillary,” whose members are volunteering for her campaign in early-voting states and elsewhere.

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Meet the Feminists who Want a Man in the White House

Danielle Paquette, Washington Post – August 18, 2015

The women who support Sanders, a vocal minority, appear to be drawn to his liberal and anti-corporate views, his hippie David to Clinton’s Goliath. They’re also conflicted about abandoning, for now, the dream of a woman in the White House.

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Why Aren’t More Women’s Groups Fighting to Get Carly Fiorina Into the GOP Debate?

Emily Greenhouse, Bloomberg Politics – July 16, 2015

Fiorina has found that she can talk to (and about) Clinton as no other Republican can. And yet she may not pass the threshold to get onto the debate stage—which would make the event “all men in dark suits,” said Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. Imperfect optics, for a party trying to show how inclusive it is.

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