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Join Democrats Abroad as we talk with Amy Klobuchar about her Presidential campaign and hear from her about issues important to Americans abroad.
When: January 22nd, at 8:30am Eastern Time
Where: Zoom call (RSVP below for the link)
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Campaign statement: Senator Amy Klobuchar has always been guided by the values she learned growing up in Minnesota. Her grandpa worked 1,500 feet underground in the iron ore mines of northern Minnesota. Her dad, Jim, was a newspaperman and her mom, Rose, was an elementary school teacher who taught second grade until she was 70.
Her daughter, Abigail, was sick when she was born. Even though Abigail was in intensive care, because of insurance rules, Senator Klobuchar was discharged from the hospital after just 24 hours. She took that experience and became the leading advocate for the successful passage of one of the first laws in the country guaranteeing 48-hour hospital stays for moms and their babies.
She served as the Hennepin County Attorney for eight years and in 2006 became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in Minnesota’s history. In the Senate, she has worked hard to get things done, passing more than 100 bills that have made a difference in people's lives.
Senator Klobuchar is known for taking on big interests to bring down everyday costs for families and protect consumers. She is working to deliver economic justice to Americans -- focusing on housing, childcare, retirement security and education -- as well as fighting to protect voting rights. And as part of her campaign, she has already released a plan outlining more than 100 concrete steps she will take in her first 100 days as President to take on the biggest challenges we face, including health care, shared economic prosperity, climate change and restoring America's standing in the world.
She was the valedictorian of her Wayzata High School class. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School. She is married to John Bessler, a native of Mankato who attended Loyola High School and the University of Minnesota. They have one daughter, Abigail.WHENJanuary 22, 2020 at 8:30amWHEREZoom call
Christina Skovsgaard published International Women’s Day in Norway in News 2019-03-29 04:47:40 -0400
Highlights of the March 8 events in Oslo
There is an irony in the fact that Norway, which is ranked as the second most female friendly nation (2018 ranking*1), is so dedicated to the International Women’s Day. Have they not already achieved equality? The strong engagement is a good barometer for Norway’s general commitment to support women’s rights. The laws here do support women both in the workplace and home. Norway, traditionally a farming nation, recognized the contributions of farmer wives, decades ago, by giving them the status of a regular workers, entitled them to increased social security and workman’s benefits. Now girls are taken over farms since the law on inheritance has changed, favoring the first-born child, replacing the first born “male” as the heir. The law now also states that all corporate boards must be minimum 40% female; however, women tend not to rise as rapidly as men on the corporate ladder. A major newspaper recently reported that more men are going into female dominated vocations, such as nursing and teaching, and a larger percentage of women now seek higher education than men.Read more
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