I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.
I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people who are entitled to power, entitled to leadership.
More than 10,000 ballots in Miami-Dade County have been rejected by some machine without any opportunity for a human being to take a look. That is just not right.
My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO is that this is really a decision of the YWCA. They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate on behalf of women's and children's empowerment and ending racism.
Some of those men in power, we just have to change their faces because we're not going to change their minds.
I have a very personal interest. I am a Miami-Dade voter. One of the issues is that my vote and so many other votes of women and African Americans in Florida are being discounted or discarded. I want my vote to count.
Jesus never said anything about homosexuality.
All of us knew he was a snake when we voted for him
I want to reach young women and to get them involved in the mission of the YWCA, economic empowerment of women and girls, and ending racism.
Some campaigns are not worth waging if you can't win; others have to be fought on grounds of principle regardless of the chances for success.
Most of us see Justice O'Connor as something of an icon, although we do not agree with all of her decisions.
The Violence Against Women Act is so important. It provides money to train the cop on the beat, to train the judges that this is a new day, that we won't tolerate this violence and to know how to deal with it.
In any grass-roots campaign, building an ongoing base of support is as important as winning the ultimate goal.
Women are called upon to defend every bit of progress we have made against particularly virulent attack. But we must also hold out a vision, put forth a positive agenda of what women need and want and then move forward toward that dream.
I come from a Christian faith. I am not going to give you insight into my particular beliefs.
When I hear traditional family values raised, I hear that effort once again to re-establish the man as head and master of his family. Who had the, not only the right, but the obligation to discipline his wife and children to keep them in line?
Stewardesses are still paid so little that in many cases, new hires qualify for food stamps.
Violence may be a good focus to organize around, but we have to look at women's lives in our entirety.
Some of us may just, in one-on-one conversations with our family, with our friends, over the back fence with our neighbors, talk about the reality of our lives and realize that we're not alone, that we have a right to be physically safe and emotionally safe in our own homes.
There are a lot of people who worked extremely hard in the election who are still organized who know how to do door to door and phone canvassing, who know how to raise money.
And of course we are familiar with the English common law rule of thumb that said a man could in fact use a stick no bigger than his thumb to discipline his wife and family.
Whatever Congress decides to do, in all fairness the only ones who should vote on this issue are members who themselves have never had sex outside of marriage and never lied about their sex lives either denying or exaggerating!
Advice and consent does not mean rubber stamp in the Senate.
I just have that sense this is the reason we got Sandra Day O'Connor on the Court in the first place is because Ronald Reagan was running for President.
Extremely strong, effective, tenacious, and powerful political networks can be built when you fight losing battles as well as when you win.
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