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Hello! My name is Rebecca Bullard and I recently joined the WIN List Team as the Summer 2011 Intern. I learned about the wonderful support WIN List provides to progressive women candidates while I was working on the 2010 election cycle. I served as the Research Director for the Roy Barnes campaign, and, during my time there, I was able to interact with many of the talented people behind WIN List, as well as several of the capable and passionate Democratic women they were endorsing.
As an intern for WIN List, I hope to be able to contribute my political research and communications experience to helping this organization select and train qualified women candidates and build a strong donor base to be able to provide them the support they need.
A native Georgian, I was born in Marietta and grew up in Cumming, Georgia. I graduated from Georgia Tech in May 2010 with a degree in International Affairs and a minor in Public Policy. During that time, I also spent a year as a Politics and International Studies student at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.
I am proud to be working for WIN List because it is an organization committed to seeking out informed, experienced, and competent candidates and providing them with the tools necessary to be elected and advocate for the issues most important to women in Georgia. I hope to learn the process of fundraising and political campaign work from the purview of a third-party organization, and contribute my research and communications experience to help WIN List expand to make this their most successful year yet.
Last election cycle, WIN-endorsed candidate Elena Parent unseated an incumbent Republican House member in District 81. Elena was the only Democrat in the state to take back a Republican seat, and she was one of only ten candidates in the nation to flip a state legislative seat from Republican to Democrat.
Because of your continued support, WIN List was able to get involved early and strategically in Rep. Parent’s race.
“WIN List was instrumental in my victory over a Republican incumbent. WIN List recognized early the potential my campaign had and provided crucial planning, fundraising, and networking support that enabled me to connect with other donors and put together the level of support necessary to win.”
-Rep. Elena Parent
Join Georgia’s WIN List and our WIN-endorsed women on March 23rd to hear first-hand what these brave legislators, including Rep. Parent, have fought for-and fought against-in this year’s legislative session.
Mary Mac’s Tea Room
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
224 Ponce de Leon Ave. Atlanta Ga 30308
Your support TODAY goes directly to funding our efforts in the recruitment, training and election of progressive women in Georgia. Additionally, with your continued support, WIN List can work to protect our incumbents as they face redistricting and new challengers in 2012.
We hope to see you there!
SB 209, a bill that would ban abortion in Georgia after 20 weeks, was a cause for significant concern as introduced. Now, with less than 24 hours notice, it has been replaced by an unconstitutional bill that would prohibit all abortions in any facility other than a hospital.
No other state has this law.
Nationally, 95% of all abortions are performed in private doctor’s offices, licensed surgical centers and clinics. Most hospitals only provide abortions under emergency circumstances. If the Senate has their way, abortion will be legal in Georgia, but good luck finding a facility that can perform one under this new law.
Procedurally this is what happened – In a highly unusual maneuver, SB 209 was assigned to the Senate Rules committee as a substantive bill to discuss and pass, much like bills are assigned to the Judiciary Committee. It will then have to pass out of the Rules Committee again to make it to the Senate Floor. After some testimony, the Chairman decided to continue the meeting the following day.
Upon convening today, the committee was told that the substitue* to SB 209 banning abortions at all facilities except hospitals to SB 209 and SB 210which allows ‘wrongful death’ law suits as a result of abortion against physicians. Majority Leader Chip Rogers invited Senator Charlie Bethel to participate on the committee in the same manner of the ‘Hawk System’ that was used in the House years ago. Both the substitute to SB209 and SB 210 passed committee.
We urge you to attend the Senate Rules committee tomorrow morning, at 10:00 am in Room 450 where they will be voting on this sweeping legislation. This unprecedented maneuver was achieved with the first appearance of Senate “Hawks,” or Senators appointed by leadership to appear in committees to which they are not current members in order to change the outcome of a vote. We thought the “hawks” of the Georgia General Assembly had flown away with former House Speaker, Glenn Richardson. Apparently not.
* The substitute for SB 209 is not yet online and the current status shows “Senate Read and Referred.”
Georgia's WIN List is a political action committee dedicated to changing the face of power in Georgia politics by recruiting, training, supporting, and electing Democratic women who will serve as effective advocates for the issues most important to women and their families.
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