Live Blog: Pro-Choice Messaging’s New Wave or Passing Ship?

Brady Swenson

Gloria Feldt and Sarah Stoesz joined us on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, for a live blog discussion about messaging and the reproductive rights movement. Read the transcript here.

Join Gloria Feldt and Sarah Stoesz on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Thursday, January 22nd from 3-4pm EST for a live blog discussion about messaging and the reproductive rights movement.  

Gloria Feldt is a leading women’s activist and best selling author. She is a former President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. You can find her writing on the web at www.GloriaFeldt.com. Her much-quoted Heartfeldt Politics Blog
offers a unique take on current events from where the political and
personal meet.

Sarah Stoesz is President and CEO of Planned Parenthood
Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. Stoesz was a leader in the
campaign against South Dakota’s Measure 11 working tirelessly to defeat
the proposed abortion ban in November 2008.

Click ‘Replay’ button below to read the full transcript of the discussion.

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Join Us at a DC Reception for Gloria Feldt’s New Book

Jodi Jacobson

Rewire, United Nations Foundations, and Women's Campaign Forum are co-hosting a book party for Gloria Feldt's upcoming No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power in DC and you're invited!

Rewire, United Nations Foundation, and Women’s Campaign Forum are co-sponsoring a reception to celebrate Gloria Feldt and her new book No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power.  The reception will be held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 13th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  If you plan to attend please send your RSVP via email to unfevents(AT)unfoundation(DOT)org. 

A reception to celebrate

Gloria Feldt

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and her new book

No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Busboys and Poets
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, DC

Please send RSVP to unfevents(AT)unfoundation(DOT)org

Gloria Feldt is an activist and author on women’s rights, health, media, leadership. and politics. A former teen mom who became leader of the world’s largest reproductive health care provider and advocacy organization, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, she was dubbed “the voice of experience” by People Magazine. Today, she’s a powerful voice for women through her books, keynote speeches, and media commentary and rather enjoys her life as a freelance rabble rouser.

Gloria is a fellow of the International Leadership Forum. She serves on the boards of the Women’s Media Center and the Jewish Women’s Archive and the advisory board of Our Bodies, Ourselves. Vanity Fair magazine named Gloria one of America’s “top 200 women legends, leaders, and trailblazers”. Glamour magazine honored her as Woman of the Year. She was one of Women’s e-News’ 2007 “21 Leaders for the 21st Century”.

In No Excuses, Gloria argues that the most confounding problem facing women today isn’t that doors aren’t open, but that not enough women are walking through them. From the boardroom to the bedroom, public office to personal relationships, she asserts that nobody is keeping women from parity — except themselves. Through interviews, historical perspective, and anecdotes, No Excuses examines why barriers to gender equality still exist in American society, and discusses how to break them down through organized efforts using “movement-building” principles. Feldt employs a no-nonsense, tough-love point of view to expose the internal and external roadblocks holding women back, but she doesn’t place blame; rather, she provides inspiration, hope, and courage — as well as concrete “power tools” to aid women in securing equality and justice for themselves — articulated with personal warmth and humor. In an era where women outnumber men in universities, reproductive technologies have changed the power balance in personal relationships, and women are closer than any previous time in history to earning on par with their male counterparts, No Excuses is a timely and invaluable book that intends to help women equalize gender power in politics, work, and love.

Rewire State of the Union Live Blog – Tonight at 8:45 pm Eastern

Robin Marty

It's hard to be alone when you are about to learn the fate of your country.

It’s hard to be alone when you are about to learn the fate of your country. Come join us tonight at 8:45 Eastern/4:45 Pacific to chat about the speech, and find out if the state of the union is, in fact, strong.

Hosting tonight’s chat is:

Brett Copeland, progressive activist.

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Amanda Marcotte, author at Pandagon and Rewire podcaster.


Robin Marty, writer and editor at Rewire, and editor of WoMNFocus, a online news site for political women in Minnesota.

Amie Newman, Managing Editor of Rewire.

Wendy Norris, Rewire reporter and editor of Western Citizen, an online news site serving the Mountain Region.

Jessica Pieklo, lawyer and writer at Care2 and Hegemommy.

Marc Seltzer, teacher, lawyer and politics writer on Care2.

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, women’s rights and human rights author at Care2.

And moderating tonight’s blog will be RHReality Check’s own tech guru, Brady Swenson.