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  • Jewish Congressional members show support for Israel
    Posted in In the News on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    JEWISH JOURNALJewish Congressional members show support for IsraelBy Randall P. LiebermanThe three local Jewish Congressional representatives have been very public in their support of Israel this past week.On Wednesday, Oct. 21, UNESCO — the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization — passed a resolution blaming Israel for the recent violence in Israel and for violating the "status quo" of Jerusalem's Temple Mount.The "status quo" at the Temple Mount — in place since Israe... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz seeks uniform mammogram guidelines
    Posted in In the News on October 26, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWasserman Schultz seeks uniform mammogram guidelinesBy Dan SweeneyRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, was 41 when she learned she had breast cancer. Now, eight years later, she is up in arms about medical guidelines that urge women to start getting mammograms as late as age 50.So she and Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., are proposing a two-year moratorium be placed on implementing new age recommendations.Currently, three separate medical groups have issued three separate standards fo... Read more

  • How El Salvador's Abortion Ban Destroys Women's Lives
    Posted in In the News on October 19, 2015 | Preview rr

    VICE.COMHow El Salvador's Abortion Ban Destroys Women's LivesBy Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma TorresIn 2004, Cristina Quintanilla was pregnant for the second time. Eight months into her pregnancy, she started feeling discomfort, which she assumed at first was normal. One night the pain was so excruciating she passed out at home, only learning later she miscarried. Her mother and stepfather took her to a local hospital for emergency treatment. But that's not what she received.Because Cristin... Read more

  • 30 Years of the 100 Best: Debbie Wasserman Schultz
    Posted in In the News on October 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    WORKING MOTHER.COM30 Years of the 100 Best: Debbie Wasserman SchultzU.S. Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district; chair of the Democratic National CommitteeAs a mother of three who has always worked outside of the home while remaining deeply involved in my kids’ lives—checking homework uploaded to my iPad; serving as my daughters’ Girl Scouts troop leader—I know the challenge of balancing work and family is a very real one. To help women achieve it, employers must offer flexible... Read more

  • Immigration bill would bring relief to Venezuelans
    Posted in In the News on October 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    Immigration bill would bring relief to VenezuelansBy William E. GibsonThousands of Venezuelans who fled to South Florida and other states before 2013 could become permanent legal residents under legislation proposed by several Florida members of Congress.Many Venezuelans cannot return to their homeland because of fear of persecution by a dictatorial government, the bill's sponsors say.The bipartisan bill would bring long-sought relief to large numbers of Venezuelans who have settled in South Flo... Read more

  • A disagreeable way to disagree on the Iran deal
    Posted in In the News on October 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    THE JERUSALEM POSTA disagreeable way to disagree on the Iran dealI have taken controversial positions on political matters in my rabbinic career, and I have probably called out a few politicians for acting in ways I consider egregious. But I was floored at the coarse and dismissive way that Rabbi Shmuley Boteach discussed Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in these pages. Rabbi Boteach has been looking for a toehold in the public imagination after his failed run for Congress and public dare of Sen. C... Read more

  • Wilf welcomes allocation to Shoa survivors
    Posted in In the News on October 7, 2015 | Preview rr

    NEW JERSEY JEWISH NEWSWilf welcomes allocation to Shoa survivorsMark Wilf of Livingston — chair of the Jewish Federations of North America’s National Holocaust Survivor Initiative — welcomed the Obama administration’s announcement that it has awarded $12 million for assistance to survivors.The allocation from the Department of Health and Human Services to JFNA, to be disbursed over five years, is part of an initiative launched in late 2013 by Vice President Joe Biden to address the needs of surv... Read more

  • South Florida 100 members on Planned Parenthood, the Miami Dolphins and more
    Posted in In the News on October 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELSOUTH FLORIDA 100South Florida 100 members on Planned Parenthood, the Miami Dolphins and moreThe Sun Sentinel South Florida 100 members represent some of the most influential, powerful and knowledgeable leaders in the region and state. They provide commentary each week in print and online. In this first installment of a new video series, members Debbie Wasserman Schultz, member, U.S. House of Representatives, Kathleen Cannon, president, United Way of Broward County and Richard Barket... Read more

  • You Don't Pass a Pool Fencing Law After a Child Drowns, Says Jeb, Who Did Just That
    Posted in In the News on October 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    GAWKER.COMYou Don't Pass a Pool Fencing Law After a Child Drowns, Says Jeb, Who Did Just ThatBy Jay Hathaway“Stuff happens” was the dumbest and most unfortunate thing Jeb! Bush said Friday in reaction to the mass shooting at an Oregon community college one day earlier, but his fumbling attempt to clean up that mess was nearly as rife with dumbitude and non-fortune.After challenging a reporter to tell him “what I said wrong,” The New York Times reports, Bush clarified that he meant “Things happen... Read more

  • Obama Administration Awards $12M for Assistance to Holocaust Survivors
    Posted in In the News on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCYObama Administration Awards $12M for Assistance to Holocaust SurvivorsThe Obama administration has awarded $12 million for assistance to Holocaust survivors.The allocation from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Jewish Federations of North America, to be disbursed over five years, is part of an initiative launched in late 2013 by Vice President Joe Biden to address the needs of survivors in the United States, a quarter of whom live below the poverty line.... Read more