I watch two TV shows while I eat dinner these days-----the Rifleman and later Two Broke Girls. These depict Rule of Law and doing right over self-interest vs Hillary's guide to startup success. Two Broke Girls show the effects Hillary neo-liberalism seeks to push onto a once first world woman----these two women state all the time they are only about themselves----have no way of relating to needs of others----ready to break all rules of moral, ethical, and legal standards to advance their cupcake startup----and of course they are both brought to selling or giving themselves sexually to advance this. An episode of Two Broke Girls cannot have less than 3 mentions of penis----5 mentions of sex as the answer to all disappointments----and glorifies living in a dumpster as being hip. Now, after a decade of Three Men in Malibu creating the image of women as tramps and leeches-----we have exactly what neo-liberalism thinks of women.
As a women's rights activist I am not a prude---but the movement these few decades to soaring domestic abuse, rape, bullying, sexting by minors all encompasses the breakdown with the rights of women in the US and around the world brought by neo-liberalism.......profiting at any cost anyway you can.
The 1960s was about moving women away from being a sexual object and advance the image of women as a professional and today women are the ones losing most employment and the growth of black market prostitution and sex trade is soaring.
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women held more than 92% of the jobs lost under President Obama.
Moms 'opting in' to work find doors shut
By Kelly Wallace, CNN
Updated 3:41 PM ET, Tue August 13, 2013
Women opt back into the workforce
I remember exactly how taken aback I felt back in 2003 when I read the now infamous story called "The Opt-Out Revolution" in the "New York Times Magazine" by Lisa Belkin. The article profiled highly educated, professional women who were leaving their high-profile career positions to be home with their kids.
"What?" "How could they do that?" "Aren't they throwing their great educations and careers away?"
Those were just some of the questions I asked about a move I totally did not get.
Three years later, I had my first daughter and immediately realized not only that I had no business passing judgment on those "opt-out" women a few years earlier but that they were making a difficult choice (a choice we should note most women don't have the privilege of making, but still a tough one). They were choosing to focus on raising their kids because juggling their children and a hard-charging career just wasn't working.
As a new mom who at first couldn't imagine leaving my infant for an hour to get a haircut, let alone for 10 to 12 hours a day, I understood some of what might have been motivating their decisions.
Since then, as a working mom of two girls, the work-life balance conundrum has become a personal passion. I moved my career in a direction that allowed me to focus full-time on this issue and others affecting women and moms, and also have more time for my family.
Two of my biggest pet peeves continue to be why companies don't do more to help women and men, moms and dads, balance work and family, and why corporate America doesn't recognize the potential of moms looking to return to the workforce and make it easier for them to get back in.
Both issues were illuminated in last weekend's "New York Times Magazine," with an updated story, ten years after the first article set off a nationwide debate. The article titled "The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In" profiled women who left their jobs and were now trying to return to the workforce.
Kuae Kelch Mattox, a former NBC News producer and one of the three women profiled in the first "New York Times" story, has been looking "in earnest" for a paying job for two to three years.
Since leaving the workforce in 2000, she raised three children, became president of the PTA and took on a non-paid position as president of Mocha Moms, a non-profit for moms of color who have chosen not to work full-time outside of the home to devote more time to raising their families. But when it comes to that experience, most people she's encountered in interviews "don't get it at all," she said.
"I think one of the hugest problems for stay-at-home moms, particularly those who volunteered for a period of time, is helping companies and corporations understand our value now," she said from her Montclair, New Jersey, home.
"I have not lost any brain cells. What I knew back then when I worked for these companies, I haven't lost," she added. "The only thing that has happened is I've gained additional experience and additional expertise and additional knowledge, which to me should be completely appealing to the employer, but unfortunately it's the reverse."
Mattox said her nonprofit recently conducted a survey of its members, asking the stay-at-home moms whether they were thinking about going back to work. 38.3% said they wanted to return but were having difficulty getting back in and an "overwhelming" 53.7% cited resistance to hiring because of their stay-at-home status, said Mattox.
"The stigma, it is still there," she said. "It is deeply and firmly entrenched, and it's got to go away."
No question the 2007 downturn, followed by a recession, high unemployment and declining consumer confidence made the challenge for moms who want to get back in much greater. They're now competing with women and men who are also out of work but who have more current experience.
I was curious what Lisa Belkin, now a senior columnist for The Huffington Post covering work and family, thought a decade after writing the article that she said she still gets asked about today. I invited her for coffee and learned she's encouraged by what she's seen over the past 10 years.
"There's been progress; there's been change," she said.
The women who opted out helped pave the way for much of the flexibility in the workforce that we see today, she told me at a Greenwich Village café. Belkin remembered a law partner who once told her his business invested $100,000 in training and time for every attorney employed by the firm, a losing investment when moms opt out. "That's $100,00 walking out the door," he told her. So businesses like his decided to figure out how to keep them through job flexibility and leave policies.
"It costs so much to train them. You want to retain them. That's true of any business, so that women were willing to leave meant that a lot of these places had to figure out how to keep them," said Belkin, a mom of two. "I think that's at the root of whatever flexibility we see today."
But it just feels like progress isn't coming fast enough, I said in response, especially when it comes to helping women like Mattox opt back in.
"The workplace isn't what it was," said Belkin. Women might have expected they could get back in based on their skill set or because they were so valuable in their professions, she said. "But so are an awful lot of people who have been laid off the past five years whose experience is more recent."
Perhaps the biggest lesson from the women who opted out and are having trouble getting back in is "not always having an eye" on their return, said Belkin.
"All of them saw it as a pause, not a stop, but if you want to come back, you have to plan for that when you leave," she said. "You can't just hope it's going to happen or you are certainly not going to be as successful if you just hope it's going to happen."
Mattox said, looking back, she probably should have done more to pave the way for her eventual return to the workforce.
"I would have been more aggressive, and I would have been more active," said the mom of three, whose kids are 10, 13 and 16. "I think I would have felt a greater sense of urgency to get back."
"Clearly it's taking longer than it used to," she added.
Dorothy Liu, one of my roommates in college and mom to a soon to be 10-year-old, founded a company, VELAtrio Consulting, more than 10 years ago with two other moms who also moved off the corporate track seeking better work-life balance.
A key focus of their business is mentoring women back into the workplace, which is why something Liu wrote on Facebook about moms trying to opt back in really got my attention.
"These are former 'chiefs' who are (OK) being one of the rank and file, have a proven track record and are experienced enough to not fall prey to office politics and other nonsense," she wrote. "Unfortunately, no one seems to have cracked the code on tapping into this incredible resource."
Maybe someone will, and hopefully soon.
The more immigrants migrate to the US as their nations devolve into chaos----these two decades see what has happened over decades in Asia-----women being abducted and forced into prostitution. They follow the immigrant workers taken to International Economic Zones and as the US starts this policy this is growing. In Baltimore in just a few years we are seeing this growth in sex trafficing.
It is not only immigrant women facing this growing symptom of Clinton/Obama/Bush neo-liberal/neo-conservatism----American women are now pushed more and more into black market prostitution.
NEO-LIBERALISM IS ABOUT DEGRADING WOMEN----AND BILL AND HILLARY ARE THE FACE OF THIS WORLDWIDE---IT IS A DISGRACE FOR ANY WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION TO SUPPORT HILLARY.
Hispanic And Latino Brothels, Prostitution Rising in American Cities
By Carlos Garcia (email@example.com)
First Posted: Apr 07, 2014 05:42 PM EDT
A female police officer posing as a prostitute opens her coat for a driver who stopped for her on Holt Boulevard, known to sex workers throughout southern California as "the track," during a major prostitution sting operation in 2004 in Pomona, California. (Photo : Getty)
A recent study commissioned by the Justice Department and conducted by the Urban Institute think tank that investigated the sex trade in eight big American cities: Miami, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Denver, Kansas City, San Diego, and Seattle. One major revelation found out in the study was that Hispanic prostitutes and pimps are a growing part of the sex trade. The overall national demand for sex work does not appear to be in a state of growth, with industry earnings shrinking by as much as 37 percent in five of the major American cities, grossing a mere $40 million annually compared to the $32 billion figure that accounts for the human sex trade worldwide.
Most men prefer real girlfriends, according to The Economist, which explains the decline in wages for sex workers over the years: "The demand for sex probably does not change much over time, but other things do. A century ago, when sexual mores were stricter, prostitution was more common and better paid (see table). Men's demand for commercial sex was higher because the non-commercial sort was harder to obtain -- there was no premarital hook-up culture. Women were attracted to prostitution in part because their other job opportunities were so meagre. And they commanded high wages partly because the social stigma was so great -- without high pay, it was not worth enduring it," the March print edition reports.
The recent data has found that in cities such as Miami, for example, brothels are primarily operated by Hispanic or Latino men and women. One of the officers who was interviewed says, "What we've been seeing in the last one [investigation] we did is a lot of the girls were doing it voluntarily at that point, [but] had been trafficked [smuggled and then trafficked] in seven, eight years ago. They paid their debt off and they stayed down there. They know how to make money now so they do it voluntarily. They're much older now, not very attractive, it's kinda like this is all they got."
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The women and girls involved are typically from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Minors are also sex trafficked with many of them being voluntarily involved but at one point were smuggled to the United States at a young age and forced to work in the underground commercial sex trade (UCSE) in order to pay off their smuggling debts. Much of the trafficking takes place through individual families with connections to coyotes, or smugglers, rather than organized crime syndicates, although Mexican cartels help to facilitate the smuggling of women and children from Mexico. Migrant farmworkers comprise most of the client base for Latino brothels, and Law enforcement officials estimate some brothels serve upwards of 80 customers daily and typically charge $25 for 15 minutes.
Aside from brothels, the human sex trade in major American cities also includes internet-based trafficking and erotic massage parlors in addition to street-based prostitution. Street-based prostitution, which has the lowest prices, is in decline as girls increasingly ply their trade in strip clubs and massage parlors or the internet, which are all safer compared to the streets. Websites such as Craigslist, Backpage, and Eros that advertise commercial sex are typically more expensive than brothels or street-based commercial sex, but less expensive that escort services. Websites advertising escort services offer more high-end prices, from $600 to $1000 per hour, and attract wealthier clients.
Looking at San Diego as an example, street and internet based prostitution is primarily run by African American males aged 16-22, half of whom are involved in gangs. Street prices range from $40 for a hand job, $60-80 for oral sex, and $80-120 for "full service." Internet prices range from $120-140 for a half hour and $200 for an hour. Escort services are mainly independent operators who are mainly women. Prices range from $150-500 to show up, plus an additional several hundred to several thousand for sex acts. In the case of an escort agency, there will be a 60-40 or 80-20 split between the girl and her agency. The erotic massage parlors are run by Asians, primarily Chinese and charged $60 for a nonsexual massage and $60-120 per sex act. Workers keep $10 from the massage, tips, and what they earn through sex acts. Brothels are run by Latino men, especially migrant camp brothels, which are closed to the public and charge $20-80 in cash for a variety of sex acts.
ADVERTISINGOne San Diego law enforcement officer explained that rarely has law enforcement in San Diego found Hispanic gangs involved in the underground commercial sex trade: "The majority of our drug trafficking and weapons trafficking deal with Hispanic street gangs and cartel and then they distribute it out to everybody else. With the prostitution and the human trafficking, it's predominantly black gangs. Hispanics, it's kind of I know it's going to occur, but generally it's sex trafficking, rapes, things like that are taboo within the Hispanic street gangs as the rules put for them by the prison gangs because the prison gangs dictate to the street gangs the rules."
San Diego's large number of migrant camps and proximity to Mexico makes it a large market for underground commercial sex activities. The brothels are designed to keep the workers in the fields happy and johns pay $20 to $80 in cash for a variety of sex acts, according to law enforcement officials. "It's like having sex in a PE-room, and up the road from there it was girls' underwear, condoms, beer bottles, so you can just picture how this looks, with everybody lined up -- no shame. But I think the money is there. Obviously it's there or it wouldn't be around as long as it has been. The money that they ask for per service is less but they deal more of it."
The 348 page study was conducted by Meredith Dank (PhD), P. Mitchell Downey, Cybele Kotonias, Deborah Mayer, Colleen Owens, and Laura Pacifici of the Urban Institute. Non-Urban Institute researchers in the study included Bilal Khan (PhD) of John Jay College and Lilly Yu of Rice University. The study is titled "Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities" and was supported by Award No. 2010-IJ-CX-1674, awarded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice.
According to VOXXI, most clients hold a misconception that women in sex rings participate voluntarily and enjoy the work they do. Clients aren't aware of the fact that women in sex rings are coached to fake orgasms and do whatever it takes to please the client and by not doing so they expose themselves to being hurt or having their families targeted.
"According to research from the University of Portland, the average male in the United States who visits a prostitute is usually likely to have served in the military, only slightly less likely to be married and white, and only slightly more likely to have a full-time job and be more sexually liberal," Gillette writes.
"Despite the common assumption that men who pay for sex are looking to dominate or hurt a woman, data suggests this is not the case; most men paying for sex truly believe a prostitute wants or desires sex on a level incomparable to most other women -- including wives and significant others."
Oh, it's not Bill and Hillary's fault breaking Glass Steagall and pushing global markets killed the US economy and job market all while Bill and Hillary dismantled Federal programs to support the tens of millions of Americans they left in poverty. It's not their fault that they ran as progressive social democrats having no intention of serving as anything other than right wing global wealth and profit corporate pols.
Neo-liberal economics in Latin American since Reagan Clinton created the systemic chaos in these nations we see today along with the degradation of human life. It caused the mass migration of immigrants to the US just to create more economic tension for US citizens fighting already for re-employment. This lying, cheating, and stealing to win any way you can----profits at any cost neo-liberalism is BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON AND NOW OBAMA.
Sure----the Republicans are as bad-----NEO-LIBERALISM IS A FAR RIGHT ECONOMIC POLICY FOR GOODNESS SAKE---so the solution is getting these global corporate pols out of our people's Democratic Party by running REAL social Democrats in all primary elections.
100,000 Children Are Forced Into Prostitution Each Year
by Marina Fang - Guest Contributor Jul 9, 2013 4:00pm ThinkProgress
At least 100,000 children are used as prostitutes each year as part of the $9.8 billion U.S. sex trafficking industry, according to a new report from anti-trafficking group Shared Hope International.
Child sex trafficking has long been an acknowledged problem. According to the Department of Justice, forty percent of all human trafficking cases opened for investigation between January 2008 and June 2010 were for the sexual trafficking of a child. Victims on average are between the ages of 12 and 14, although some can be as young as nine, as estimated by ECPAT USA (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes), an anti-trafficking organization. But as the State Department recently condemned Russia and China for exceedingly high rates of human trafficking and harboring sex slaves, the report is a reminder that sex slavery and human trafficking is a domestic problem as well.
The report, presented during a hearing before the the Senate Caucus to End Human Trafficking and the Congressional Caucus for Victims’ Rights on Monday, flagged the varying and severe rehabilitation needs of these sex trafficking victims, who can be denied care for anything ranging from special health needs, drug addiction, to severe mental health diagnosis and/or suicidal symptoms. Sex trafficking victims can be particularly vulnerable, since traffickers tend to target those who already have a history of abuse.
Of particular concern are male and transgender victims. None of the 43 organizations surveyed by SHI provide services specifically for male victims:
None of the organizations that responded to the National Colloquium Provider Survey provide specialized services exclusively for male victims of DMST; 36% provide services for females only. Fifty-eight percent of responding organizations could provide services to males, females and transgender youth. Six percent stated they could provide services to male and female youth but did not indicate they serve transgender youth. The survey results did not reveal exactly how many programs offer residential services for males and transgender youth, but the clear majority of programs provide treatment specifically for female victims.
Panelists also discussed the importance of empowering survivors and instilling in them a sense of autonomy and personal freedom. Victims of sex slavery are subject to an immense amount of control and oppression, and sex traffickers “use violence, threats, lies, false promises, debt bondage, or other forms of control and manipulation to keep victims involved in the sex industry.”
MAKING EQUAL RIGHTS, WOMEN'S RIGHTS, LABOR RIGHTS, AND RIGHTS OF DISABLED-------POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS WHERE NEO-LIBERALS TOOK THE US.
The breakdown in the social fabric of America started as what were Equal Protection laws became known as political correctness. What were protections to help women, people of color, and the disabled obtain an equal opportunity and access to employment was attacked and given this label of 'correctness'. Neo-liberalism hates equal rights and protections as it is Republican and it takes away from corporate power and profits to bring all citizens into the process of employment. This is from were the Social Darwinist movement came----only the strong survive-----it is all neo-liberal and very much who the Clinton's and now Obama are. It does not take a rocket scientist to see the growth in the US of school bullying and this breakdown of social democratic Constitutional rights to equal rights and protections. Add to this the hyper-competitive environment neo-liberalism places in the workplace and now with these education privatization and you again see bullying soar. This is not new-----these hyper-competitive neo-liberal economic policies have had all these bullying/win at all cost behaviors in Asia for decades harming large sectors of children/students. ....................
AND THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF WOMEN BACKING HILLARY BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN COULD CARE LESS WITH A NEO-LIBERAL NATIONAL DIRECTOR!
Bullied to Death in America's Schools
- By JIM DUBREUIL
- EAMON MCNIFF
Courtesy the Long Family
Bullied to Death in America's Schools
Fat. Gay. Or just different from the crowd. These are the reasons children are being bullied -- sometimes to death -- in America's schools, with at least 14 students committing suicide in the past year alone.
Intensified by the inescapable reach of the Internet, bullying has spun out of control. It allegedly triggered the suicides of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi and Massachusetts high school student Phoebe Prince, two stories that rocketed the bullying epidemic into the national spotlight. An epidemic that causes 160,000 children a day to stay home from school because they are afraid of being bullied, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
Bullied To Death: Victims' Stories
ABC News' "20/20" anchor and Chief Law and Justice Correspondent Chris Cuomo spoke with some of the shattered families who are trying to figure out why more wasn't done to save their children and asked experts how to stop this unsettling trend.Watch "Bullied to Death" on a special two-hour edition of "20/20" Friday at 9/8c
On October 17th, 2009, 17-year-old Tyler Long had had enough. After years of alleged bullying at the hands of classmates in his Murray County, Ga., school system, Tyler had gone from a fun-loving child to what his parents say was just a shell of the boy they once knew.
"They took his pride from him," said his father, David Long. "He was a hollow person."
Tyler had Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism that his parents say left him with unique personality traits unpopular with his classmates. His mother, Tina Long, said Tyler was very rule oriented as a result of Asperger's and frequently reminded his classmates of the regulations they were violating.
"If someone was talking in class, I know that he would say, 'You know we're not supposed to be talking. That's the rule,'" Tina said.
His parents said that irritated his classmates, that Tyler was different to them and thus a target.
"They would take his things from him, spit in his food, call him 'gay, faggot'," Long said. "One day to the next, it was continuous harassment from the other kids in the classroom."
His parents said they complained to school authorities about the pattern of bullying early on, but no action was taken.
"'Boys will be boys'," was the response Long said he got from school officials. "'How can I stop every kid from saying things that shouldn't be said? What do you want me to do Mr. and Mrs. Long? I've done all I can.'"
CLICK HERE for information on what to do if you think your child is being bullied or is a bully
Suicide of Bullied Teen Mocked by ClassmatesOne morning, two months into his junior year of high school, Tyler Long changed out of his pajamas and into his favorite T-shirt and jeans. He strapped a belt around his neck and hanged himself from the top shelf in his bedroom closet.
"I stepped into the room and I found Tyler in the closet," his father recalled, his voice shaking with emotion. "I rushed over, picked Tyler up and tried to relieve pressure from his neck. I started screaming for (my wife). I couldn't get the belt off his neck. (Tyler's younger brother) brought me a knife and I cut the belt off his neck. We laid him down. We checked to see if he was alive. But it was too late."
Tyler's parents have filed a lawsuit against the school, saying officials ignored the bullying that tormented their son.
Surprisingly, rather than take action the school refused even to have such much as a moment of silence in Tyler's honor, his parents said.
Perhaps even more shocking was the revelation that Tyler's death was openly mocked in school by the bullies and other classmates, according to Lee Hirsch, a documentary filmmaker who has spent the last year examining bullying in America.
"Other students, including some of the bullies, wore nooses around their necks after they learned of his death, to school, and got away with it," said Hirsch.
ABC News asked school authorities for an interview but they declined.
"We prefer to do our talking in court," an attorney for the Murray County School District, who would not give his name, told a producer from 20/20 when approached outside a hearing on the case.
Victims of bullying like the Longs who find no relief on a local level have few options at the federal level either, said Kevin Jennings, the U.S. Department of Education's Safe School Czar.
"When it's harassment based on sex or race or ability, we can intervene. But on other issues, there actually is no national policy or no national law," said Jennings.
Rampant as bullying is in American schools, at least one school is specifically designed to give safe haven to victims of bullying and to outlaw the cycle of aggression. It's the Alliance School, a public charter school for about 180 middle and high school students in Milwaukee's inner city.
School Requirement: Respect for Differences Among ClassmatesAt Alliance, respect for individual differences is part of the culture and required behavior. Teachers are trained to intervene immediately in conflicts. What is accepted at other schools, such as "kids being kids," is not tolerated at Alliance.
"I didn't feel like I belonged anywhere," said Emiliano Luno, 14, who came to Alliance after he was bullied so intensely at his previous school for being gay that he was on the verge of dropping out of school.
"Teachers had no understanding whatsoever. All they would do is yell at you and I dreaded every single day," Emiliano said.
Now, at Alliance, when he walks into a classroom with pink hair, fellow students say, "Wow, you look great."
Alliance boasts high attendance, few drop-outs and less of the drama associated with adolescence.
"It doesn't matter who you are, or how you look, or what you believe," said Tina Owen, the Alliance School's lead teacher and founder. "It's about getting a great education and learning to work with all sorts of people who are very different from yourself."
However simply separating bullied students from the bullies may not be the solution, according to Jennings.He says equipping teachers in all schools with the tools to combat and stop bullying in it's tracks before it gets too out of control is badly needed.
"Most of them don't know what to do and a lot of them get paralyzed. They don't know what to say. They're afraid if they do intervene, there's gonna be angry parents at the school and that the principal's not gonna support them," Jennings said about teachers.
For the Long family October 16th will mark the last time they saw Tyler alive. Although it may be too late for their son they hope by sharing his story, and their pain, it may inspire others to bring about real change in our nation's schools that may save another child.
"I feel Tyler everyday. There's not a day that goes by that I don't feel him. It hurts. But until something is done, I'm sure other parents will go though the same thing. It needs to change," David Long said.
The Clintons in the 1990s used Executive Order to install the Republican policy of Federalism Act just to make the statement ----we will not enforce Federal laws especially those of Equal Protection----labor, women, civil rights, disability rights. She and Bill spent their entire career dismantling all New Deal and War on Poverty programs----sending the most women and children into poverty in US history. Their global market neo-liberalism with its global economic zones that enslave citizens around the world for corporate profit has led to large numbers of women and children forced into these sweat shops----sex trafficing around the world is tied to immigrants being moved from their nations to these international economic zones. If NARAL or the National Organization of Women think the American women voters are so uninformed as to vote for Hillary just because she is a woman-----these Clinton neo-liberal national directors need to take a hike. American women are not only about reproductive rights -----we are about the rights of all Americans and the protection of women, children, and families.
Clinton neo-liberals have reduced the Democratic base of labor and justice to having black citizens fighting against police brutality and killing------having labor reduced to fighting for organizing rights while members are pushed to poverty----and now women are supposed to be allowed only the fight for reproductive rights.
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April 12, 2015
NARAL Pro-Choice America On Hillary Clinton
Statement of Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America:
"Secretary Clinton is and has always been steadfast in her commitment to building a culture of equality for women starting with a woman's right to choose her own destiny. From setting up one of the first rape crisis hotlines in the South when she was a young lawyer to being an unwavering advocate in the Senate to her incredible work through the State Department to empower women and girls, Secretary Clinton defines what being a champion looks like on these issues. She is exactly the kind of leader we need to continue to move our country forward, and we are excited to see her jump into this race. We know that the rights we fight to protect and expand everyday at NARAL Pro-Choice America are more than safe in Secretary Clinton's hands."