November 30, 2017

Sexism is Non-Partisan

When asked if I’m a Democrat or a Republican, I always hesitate. I’m a Feminist. I support whatever party promotes the human rights and equality of women. This tends more often to be the Democratic Party, but not always. As we’ve noticed more recently, sexism is a non-partisan institution. Sexism and misogyny cut across all lines: race, class, religion, party, …

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November 13, 2017

Wake Up! Women Count!

I’m training to run in a marathon next February, so I’m thinking about running a lot lately. One of the most prestigious marathons, the New York Marathon, took place last week. Several people reported to me that a woman had won it for the first time, which took me by complete surprise. The fastest woman in the world can run …

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October 6, 2017

Nationwide Insurance Women’s Leadership Summit Speech

Good afternoon, I’m Tammy Caputi, it’s a pleasure to be here today. I’m the President and owner of Yale Electric West- a company I founded in 2001. Yale Electric West is an electrical materials supplier for commercial construction projects. I provide products like light fixtures, switchgear, pipe, wire, and dimming systems to electrical contractors. Yale Electric West has been involved …

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September 18, 2017

In Order To Have Stability, We Must Promote Equality

I recently attended a forum on education in Arizona hosted by the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce. David Garcia, Democratic candidate for Arizona governor was the speaker. It was an excellent presentation, and one point really stuck with me. He said that the number one ingredient for a student’s success at school is having a “stable family”, closely followed by community …

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September 6, 2017

Two Dollar Bill

Last week, the Trump Administration signaled that the black woman abolitionist Harriet Tubman will most likely not replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill after all. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will not endorse the plan for the redesign of the bill that was announced last year by the Obama Administration. “This is something we’ll consider but right now we’ve got …

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August 28, 2017

Offended, or just Afraid?

State Rep. Jay Lawrence, R-Scottsdale, says he plans to introduce a bill next year that would make it illegal for anyone to wear a mask or hood to conceal their identity during political demonstrations or parades. Lawrence’s proposal will run up against First Amendment rights and elicit court challenges, but that doesn’t concern him, “That’s for lawyers to decide”. He’s …

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August 24, 2017

Honoring Everyone’s History

Trump tweeted last week “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You can’t change history, but you can learn from it.” I couldn’t agree more, you can learn from history, but first you have to record it. I find it the height of hypocrisy …

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August 20, 2017

Stop Showing up For Him

From the Arizona Republic last week: “Trump is likely coming to AZ because he feels comfortable here….he believes he has a connection here.” Trump remarked about his speech in AZ in 2015: “We had a tremendous crowd…we don’t forget it. We don’t forget it. It was a very important day. Because I went there and said. ‘Who’s going to show …

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June 21, 2017

Is Rape A Crime?

The New York Times reported on Saturday June 17th that The Department of Education is going to scale back investigations into civil rights violations at the nation’s public schools and universities, easing off mandates imposed by the Obama Administration that the new leadership says have “bogged down the agency”. Regional offices will no longer be required to alert department officials …

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June 16, 2017

Distorting the Definition of Violence

David Schweikert, Republican Congressman for CD6, recently sent a mailer to his constituents that was so inflammatory and distorted I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it myself. He seems obsessed by some mythical violent, angry mob of lefties attacking in droves. Here’s an excerpt from his mailer: “Be on the lookout Groups called “Resistance,” “Stronger Together,” “Indivisible,” “We …

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