Support a Presidential Commission on Women


April 6, 2009

For too long, women have been an afterthought when it comes to the political process. We’ve been counted out and left behind, and it’s time we stood up and made our voices heard.

That’s why after the election, WomenCount started our campaign to establish a Presidential Commission on Women to provide an independent, thorough look at the lives of women in America — in the home, in the workplace, raising our families, our health, our economic impact — and to make substantive policy recommendations that will help American women move forward.

Representative Jackie Speier — a champion for women in Congress — heard our call and immediately got to work on legislation supporting the cause.

Tomorrow, she’s introducing a bill that would create the Commission. A strong show of public support is the best way to convince Congress to pass this bill into law and make the Presidential Commission on Women a reality.

Click here to urge Congress to support Rep. Speier’s bill creating a Presidential Commission on Women.

You’ve probably seen the news recently about President Obama creating the White House Council on Women and Girls. It’s an important step, and we applaud the President for taking it.

But this Council serves a very different purpose than the Commission created by this bill. The Council coordinates all federal policy dealing with women’s issues, where
the Commission would take a step back and look at every aspect of life for women in America.

The Commission would develop the policies that create equality and opportunity for women, and work with the White House to implement those policies.

We can’t think of a more important step for women in America than creating this Commission, and I hope you will help me to make it a reality.

Tell Congress to support a Presidential Commission on Women today!

WomenCount was founded by women inspired by Hillary Clinton’s historic run for the presidency. WomenCount is dedicated to giving us a voice in the political process and is proud to have spearheaded the effort to create the Presidential Commission on Women.

Thank you for your help on this vital issue, and we look forward to working on it with you in the future.

Yours truly,
Stacy, Dale, Sarah, Jen and the WomenCount Team


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.