Roosevelt Island Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Speaks In Support Of President Obama Tonight At Democratic Party Convention, Being A Woman No Longer A Pre-Existing Medical Condition She Says
Image of Congresswoman Maloney Speaking at Democratic Convention From Twitter
Roosevelt Island's Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney spoke this evening at the Democratic Party National Convention. Here's the text of her remarks.
I'm Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney from the great state of New York.Ms Maloney Tweets:
When President Obama made health care a right, not a privilege for all Americans, it was a change that gave hope to millions
Now: Women are beginning to get the preventive services... including birth control, that they deserve.
If they get sick or pregnant, they won't lose their insurance.
And soon, for the first time, no longer will being a woman be a pre-existing medical condition!
Healthy moms mean healthy families.
When my Republican colleagues held a hearing about birth control and refused to include a single woman on the first panel as a witness,
I asked, Where are the women?
Where are the women? The women are here!
And we are on our way to re-elect our President.
The Democratic women of the House are committed to women's health and to moving America forward.
I had a great time speaking to the #DNC2012 tonight in #Charlotte - so honored to join the #WomenoftheHouse! twitpic.com/ar6voland asked "where are the women" at Congressional Hearings last February.
— Carolyn B. Maloney (@CarolynBMaloney) September 5, 2012