Thursday, June 24, 2004

Lee Iacocca Changes Support From Bush to Kerry

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Four years after former Chrysler Corp. chairman Lee Iacocca cut ads supporting George W. Bush's election, he's switching alliances to presidential challenger John Kerry.

Iacocca decided to announce his endorsement in person at a Kerry speech Thursday on creating high-tech industry jobs in Silicon Valley.


Kerry Campaign Press Release

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters to Perform for John Kerry Campaign Benefit in Los Angeles

Foo Fighters head honcho Dave Grohl will put his musical talents to lend a hand to presidential candidate John Kerry.

The show will take place at Hollywood Theater in Los Angeles on July 6th. Grohl will be performing an all acoustic set. Joining Grohl onstage will be the legendary performers Tenacious D and Liz Phair.

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Saturday, June 05, 2004

Calling All Women Voters: New Study Shows “Still A Man’s Labor Market”
As a woman, single mother and small business owner, I was very disparaged to read about this study in the news today. One of main reasons I became involved in the Kerry campaign was because of John Kerry’s strong support of Women’s Issues.

Single women, it is said do not vote because they feel as though their issues are not addressed. So, I offer a view of this study to all the single women out there who feel the economic pinch even harder right now, as a call to arms to get out and volunteer for John Kerry! He will fight to Expand Economic Opportunity for Women and Close the Pay Gap.

Women, in their prime earnings years, make only 38 cents for every dollar that men earn. In a groundbreaking new study, economists Heidi Hartmann of the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) and Stephen Rose of ORC Macro have teamed up to provide new estimates of the long- term gender earnings gap showing that women earn 62 percent less than men earn over a 15-year period. “The typical prime age working woman earned only $273,592 between 1983 and 1998 while the typical working man earned $722,693 (in 1999 dollars). This gap of 62 percent is more than twice as large as the 23 percent gap commonly reported (based on the federal Current Population Survey).”

The conventional method of measuring the wage gap compares the annual earnings of women and men who work full-time, full-year in a given year. According to Dr. Hartmann, President of IWPR and coauthor of the report, "This measure is misleading because it ignores the labor market experiences of over half of working women, who either work part-time or take time out of the labor force for family care. The long-term gender earnings gap measures not only women's earnings losses in a given year, but also the cumulative effect on women's earnings of balancing family and work responsibilities."

According to Dr. Barbara Gault, director of research at IWPR, "The persistent and large gender gap in earnings points to the importance of strengthening enforcement of existing equal opportunity laws, increasing women's access to education and training in high paying fields, and providing necessary work supports for families such as flexible hours and job-guaranteed and paid leaves of absence for sickness and family care." Dr. Hartmann states that "New legislation to address the lack of comparable worth, the tendency for female-dominated jobs to be paid less than comparable male-dominated jobs, is also needed."

This report will be available online June 4 at

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Teresa Heinz Kerry critizes the Iraq War:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Teresa Heinz Kerry criticized President Bush on Wednesday, arguing that his push to invade Iraq "exacerbated, out of control, terrorism around the world" while alienating allies.

"The option was to do the job and finish Afghanistan, and then build a coalition to combat terrorism," the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry told relatives of servicemembers.

Heinz Kerry said the focus now should be on ending the fighting and bringing the troops home with honor.

"We don't want them to come back feeling like their effort was in vain," she said. "We don't want them to come back feeling like all they did was 'destroy a country.'"

"Our pursuit of the Iraq war and the way we've carried it out have exacerbated, out of control, terrorism around the world and, certainly, there has been the loss of allies and respect of the world."