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Connie Pillich talks HB 159 "Election Fraud" bill

In her piece on Cincinnati.com, Connie Pillich addresses the real problems behind the recent Election Fraud bill:

The simple truth is that H.B. 159 will unconstitutionally disenfranchise the poor, the elderly and women.

Elected Official Roundup 3/16/11

Your legislators, hard at work:

Pam DeLissio (State Rep., PA) chronicles her first months in office for Patch.com.

Joe Fitzgibbon (State Rep., WA) introduces bill to bring justice for families of accident victims. via Kitsap Sun.

Ohio House passes anti-choice bill

This bill, pulled from the "Parents Know Best" strategy (read our post on 5 conservative anit-choice strategies), was passed with an overwhelming majority in the Ohio House. This does not bode well for women in the Buckeye State:

Progressive Champion Connie Pillich on Social Activism

Connie Pillich is one of Progressive Majority's champions in the Ohio House of Representatives. She's listening - and fighting the good fight - in Ohio.

Read her guest column on Cincinnati.com: When (and if) you speak, legislature does listen 

Elected Official Roundup 3/11/11

Your roundup of our elected officials in the news:

Brett Hulsey (State Rep. WI) and Assembly Dems continue to voice opposition to Walker's bill. "The bill assaults our families, our freedom, it undermines our future in a needless way," said Hulsey in the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

Balance your state budget - 11 games that put you in the governor's seat

I know Progressive Majority supporters can balance a budget better than any conservative like Governor Walker. Try your hand at balancing a state's budget or tackle the national deficit.

State Budgets

Ohio's Budget Deficit - Can you balance the state budget? via the Columbus Dispatch

Erase California's Deficit via the Sacremento Bee

Plunderbund: Kasich’s State of His Mind Speech

Great review over at Plunderbund about Governor Kasich's State of the State speech:

Kasich offered no coherent vision, no optimism, and worse for his own political party, no confidence that Ohio has a bright future with his leadership.  From beginning to end, Kasich’s State of the State failed to achieve anything favorable for his agenda.  And allowing Kasich to “wing it” today was political malpractice by his staff. 

Five anti-choice strategies that will set women back

While the fight rages on (solidarity, WI!), a lesser-known but just as coordinated, pervasive attack is raging against women’s rights. For years, the anti-choice movement has been sending up test balloons at the state level to determine the most effective ways to chip away at abortion rights. Now, they’re launching a multi-front attack.

Pillich introduces resolution to allow women to fight

Ohio State Representative and Progressive Majority candidate, Connie Pillich, introduced a resolution that would end restrictions on women who want to fight on the front lines.

Coming to a legislature near you: 7 anti-choice bills

If you thought the anti-choice drum beat would stop and end in Congress, you were wrong.

In seven of our 10 target state legislatures, anti-choice bills are popping up, left and right. It has groups like Planned Parenthood and NARAL playing whack-a-mole with these bills to stop them from ever becoming law.

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