Category Archives: WomenVote PA

Pennsylvania is Failing Women

By Kate Michelman and Sue Frietsche So much for Pennsylvania as the birthplace of freedom and democracy. A report last month from the Center for American Progress offered some alarming statistics about the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the way   it … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t Voting Be Easier?

By Nora Kenty, WLP Intern Tomorrow, on October 1, Pennsylvanians will be flocking to the State Capitol in Harrisburg to encourage the House of Representatives to pass SB 37, also known as the Online Voter Registration Bill.  This bill, aimed … Continue reading

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93 Years of Women Voting: Are We Using This Right to Drive the Change We Need?

By Kate Michelman and Carol Tracy, Co-Chairs of WomenVote PA It’s hard to believe women only gained the right to vote 93 years ago today. That’s when the 19th Amendment — which prohibits any U.S. citizen from being denied the … Continue reading

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The Questions No One is Asking about the Kermit Gosnell Case…

By Carol E.Tracy and Kate Michelman With Kermit Gosnell’s criminal trial underway in Philadelphia, public outrage at the physician accused of murdering one woman and seven infants increases with each grisly new piece of evidence. But the Gosnell trial raises … Continue reading

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Women’s rights fight has moved to state level

Op-Ed  by Kate Michelman and Carol Tracy, appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, December 9, 2012 That Mitt Romney was stunned by his defeat says much about his and others’ blindness to the divergent forces that carried Barack Obama to … Continue reading

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Women have the power – why aren’t more of them using it?

Co-chairs of WomenVote PA, Carol Tracy, Executive Director of the Women’s Law Project, and Kate Michelman, President Emeritus of NARAL Pro-Choice America AT A RECENT meeting a colleague of ours presented us with a challenge and posed the following questions:  … Continue reading

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Know Your Voting Rights!

With an anticipated record voter turnout in Pennsylvania on November 4th, it’s important that we all know our voting rights.  So spread the word, and here are some quick facts about voting in Pennsylvania: First-time voters, or voters who have … Continue reading

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