The Women’s Room show “Fighting the War on Women by Running for Office" with Andrea Miller, Deputy Field Director for Progressive Democrats of America

2012 will not be known as the "year of the woman.”

VA 7th District Congressional candidate Wayne Powell is fighting the War on Women.

In 2012 we saw an assault on women in the forms of continued non-equal pay for equal work, redefinition of rape, introduction of the concept of legitimate rape, watered down protection in domestic violence and an all out attack on women’s healthcare and reproductive rights.

The guest is candidate Wayne Powell who is running for U.S. House of Representatives challenging House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Powell gives his views many important issues:

The arrest of 31 women’s rights supporters on the steps of the Virginia State Capitol in March 2012

The Robin Hood Tax Campaign

The Plutocracy that some elite Republicans and Corporations are creating

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Dukes vs. Wal-Mart that “women are too big to be a class; however they are provided no protection under the Constitution

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) that's 3 states short of the needed 38.
There is a move to remove the ratification deadline so that when 3 more states ratify the ERA, we have a new Constitutional amendment. PDA endorsed candidates that support the 3 state strategy

Powell is running in Virginia, a state which attempted to force women seeking an abortion to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds at their own expense and now requires any facility that provides abortion care to meet hospital standards.

Women’s healthcare including choice

Why he considers opponent Eric Cantor is the leader of “coin operated government.”
How does that impact women?
Get Educated, Get Activated, Get Empowered

Cantor, Powell face off in spirited debate in Richmond Times-Dispatch

Wayne Powell, Virginia 7th Congressional District official website

Wayne Powell women's rights ad

Women For Wayne Powell Facebook

Wayne Powell social site:





VA 7th District Democratic candidate for Congress
Chesterfield County, VA

Democrat Strategist Dave “Mudcat” Saunders
Richmond, VA

Eric Cantor vs Wayne Powell - VA 7th Congressional District Debate:

Rep. Keith Ellison/John Nichols on Robin Hood Tax
HR 6411 Inclusive Prosperity Tax

Photos/video credits:

Progressive Democrats of America

Greg Peterson


Eva Russo
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond Times-Dispatch stories by
Olympia Meola, Reed Williams and Joe Macenka


Mox News

Jerel C. ("J.C.") Wilmore of Richmond, VA
Lawyer, writer, photographer, blogger about politics, history, music, photography, life

Beth Kimbriel
Chester, VA
Longtime Progressive Activist
BKinVA YouTube channel

Scott Elmquist
Washington Post Style Weekly Magazine

Lisa Provence
The Hook

Ash Daniel
C-VILLE in Charlottesville, VA

Leah Small
Capital News Service
VCU School of Mass Communications

David Parrish

Wayne Powell for Congress

Various Creative Commons sources/others too numerous to mention

This program was a creation of:
Carthage Productions 2.0

With acknowledgments to the:

Nonprofit Georgia Center for Children and Education, Inc.
Augusta, GA

The Claiming A Street Named King Project
Founded by Rev. Terence A. Dicks

Sponsored by and created for the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)

Tim Carpenter, PDA National Director
Conor Boylan, PDA Field Director

PDA was formed from the presidential campaigns of Howard Dean and Dennis Kucinich
PDA was founded during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Mass. by Tim Carpenter, Steve Cobble, Kevin Spidel, Mimi Kennedy, Laura Bonham, Bruce Taub, and about two dozen former staffers/supporters of the Dennis Kucinich for Pres. Campaign who're concerned with the centrist and right leaning trends in the Democratic Party


Andrea Miller
Spotsylvania, VA

Rev. Terence A. Dicks
Augusta, GA

Greg Peterson
Marquette, MI
Journalist/Video Editor

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