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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Women

Full Name: Al Franken
Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 12, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Franni; 2 Children: Thomasin, Joe
Birth Date: 05/21/1951
Birth Place: New York, NY
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
April 1, 2014 Sen. Franken: Time is Now to Curb Income Gap Between Women & Men
March 28, 2014 Sens. Franken, Johnson Bring Attention to History of Women Stripped of Citizenship & Voting Rights
March 13, 2014 Sen. Franken: Supreme Court Shouldn't Allow Employers to Interfere with Women's Health Choices
March 6, 2014 Sen. Franken Statement on Efforts to Curb Military Sexual Assault
Jan. 8, 2014 Sen. Franken Pushes to Increase Opportunities for Women, Minorities in High-Demand STEM Jobs
Nov. 14, 2013 Rep. Chu, Senator Blumenthal & Colleagues Announce Legislation Protecting Reproductive Rights
Oct. 31, 2013 Sen. Franken Receives Award for Work to Help Victims of Domestic Violence who Face Homelessness
Sept. 30, 2013 Sen. Franken: Politics Should Not Get between Women and Their Doctors
June 26, 2013 Letter to Wendy Davis, Senator - Anti-Abortion Filibuster
May 16, 2013 Gillibrand, Collins, Boxer, Johanns, Benishek, Gabbard, Begich, Blumenthal, Coons, Franken, Hirono, Mikulski, Pryor, Schatz, Shaheen, Rockefeller, Feinstein, Hanna, Sinema, Joined by Service Members Victimized by Sexual Assault in Announcing Bicameral Legislation Reforming Military Justice System
March 7, 2013 Letter to Secretary Kerry - Prioritize Global Women's Rights
Feb. 7, 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Continued
Feb. 7, 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013--Continued
June 20, 2012 DeLauro, Franken, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Restore Workers' Right to Challenge Workplace Discrimination in Court
June 6, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States
May 23, 2012 Cardin, Mikulski, Senate Democrats and Advocacy Groups Urge Senate Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act
April 26, 2012 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011--Continued
March 21, 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act
Feb. 28, 2012 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act --Resumed
Feb. 8, 2012 Senate Democrats Speak Out Against Republican Efforts to Restrict Women's Access to Health Care
Feb. 2, 2012 Two Sen. Franken Provisions to Protect Victims of Sexual Violence Clear Key Hurdle
Feb. 2, 2012 Letter to Nancy G. Brinker
Nov. 30, 2011 Key Franken Provision Included in Violence Against Women Act
Nov. 17, 2011 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Nov. 1, 2011 Senator Akaka Introduces Bill to Protect Native Women Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
June 17, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense
April 4, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, and The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader
March 3, 2011 Twin Cities Daily Planet - Funding Cuts to Planned Parenthood and the Impact on Rural Minnesota
Feb. 17, 2011 Blumenthal Speaks Out Against House Bills that Aim to Curb Women's Health Care Access
Feb. 8, 2011 Senate Democrats Speak Out Against Republican Efforts to Restrict Women's Access to Health Care
Feb. 8, 2011 Sen. Franken Denounces New Bill Restricting Women's Access to Health Care
Feb. 2, 2011 Sen. Franken Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Survivors of Sexual Assault Are Never Billed for Rape Kits
Sept. 21, 2010 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011--Motion to Proceed--Continued
Feb. 2, 2010 Franken Delivers Speech To NARAL Pro-Choice America
Dec. 19, 2009 Franken Statement On Passage Of Jamie Leigh Jones Amendment
Dec. 7, 2009 Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act Of 2009
Dec. 3, 2009 Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act Of 2009
Dec. 1, 2009 Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act Of 2009--Resumed
Nov. 9, 2009 WCCO.com - Minn. Senator Against Abortion Rule In Health Bill
Nov. 5, 2009 Sen. Franken's Statement On The Introduction Fo The Justice For Survivors Of Sexual Assault Act
Oct. 23, 2009 Letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid, Finance Chairman Max Baucus , HELP Chairman Tom Harkin , and Senator Chris Dodd
Oct. 15, 2009 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions - "What Women Want: Equal Benefits for Equal Premiums"
Oct. 6, 2009 Franken's Proposal To Guarantee Sexual Assault Victims Their Day In Court
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Civil Rights - Fighting Discrimination - Reproductive Rights
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Health Care - Women's Health
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Health Care - Women's Health - Reproductive Rights
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