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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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  1. Ashley
    Ashley March 30, 2010 at 11:56 am |

    Honestly, I have been avoiding the whole Health Care Shenanigans that Bart Stupak has been up to. When he was elected into his office, I was taking a class at NMU called Political Practicum, and it was a class where I had the opportunity work on a political campaign (I bet you can guess where this is going, can’t you…) and after hearing Bart speak, I was very impressed and chose to work on his campaign. I logged a lot of time, energy, sweat, and tears into that campaign…miles, too, as I drove 400 miles down to Lansing for a conference. I remember personally speaking with him, and hearing him speak postively about womens reproductive rights. I NEVER saw this coming. It is a complete 180 from what I had heard from him. I feel extremely guilty thinking that I supported a man for office that has done such awful things for our health care, and such awful things for women’s reproductive rights. But now you’ve given me a way to counteract that, and I am extremely grateful.

  2. Iyapo
    Iyapo March 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm |

    I live in Stupak’s district and I am currently collecting signatures for Saltonstall’s campaign. I am so tired of having to vote for him and super excited to be working on getting a viable candidate to compete with him. I’m glad to see that Connie is getting national support and recognition.

  3. Eric Marinelli
    Eric Marinelli March 30, 2010 at 6:23 pm |

    Although I can’t go over to Michigan to help, if NARAL or someone else sets up a virtual phonebank, I would be more than willing to make calls in support of Connie.

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