Christina Skovsgaard rsvped +1 for Democrats Abroad Speaks with Gov. Steve Bullock via Powen Shiah 2019-11-10 16:32:12 -0500
Join Democrats Abroad as we talk with Governor Steve Bullock about his Presidential campaign and hear from him about issues important to Americans abroad.
When: November 14, at 9am Eastern Time
Where: Zoom call (RSVP below for the link)
Note: this is an online call, so you will need an internet connection in order to attend.
Note from Democrats Abroad: We have invited every Democratic Presidential candidate to speak to our members in individual online calls. We are looking forward to discussing issues that matter to Americans abroad during these calls and hope you will join us as we get to know our candidates.
Campaign statement: Steve Bullock is the two-term Governor and former Attorney General of Montana. He is the only Democrat running for President who has won a Trump state.
He has bridged political divides to win elections and advance a progressive agenda. Working with a nearly 60% Republican legislature, Bullock expanded Medicaid to nearly 100,000 people, froze college tuition, and made significant investments in public education. Bullock is the only candidate who has fought back against the toxic influence of money in politics and won—passing the strongest campaign disclosure law in the country and banning foreign money his state's elections.
Raised in a single parent household, Bullock has dedicated his career to ensure everyone has a fair shot at success. Before serving in public office, he represented workers as a labor lawyer and led a successful citizens initiative to raise the minimum wage.
Bullock is a Montana native. He and his wife Lisa live in his hometown, where they are raising their three children, Caroline, Alex, and Cam.WHENNovember 14, 2019 at 9amWHEREZoom 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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