Skyward – Community Commentary

Skyward – Community Commentary

Equality
Skyward By Carol Fiore   I have always looked up—at clouds, at birds, at airplanes. I climb to the tops of hills and hotels and relish the feeling of being high, embracing the world below. As a child, my most prized possession was a cheap, vinyl bag with the words Pan Am emblazoned on the side—a reminder of an adventure in the sky. When I was 13, I saw a documentary about Amelia Earhart. While everyone else was enthralled with the mystery surrounding her disappearance, I was drawn to her freckles, and her quick smile, and her eyes that screamed, “Flying is the most amazing thing you could ever do.” That was the day I began my journey to the sky. I was determined to become a pilot. Along the…
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McSally in Cosmo Magazine – wait, WHAT?

McSally in Cosmo Magazine – wait, WHAT?

Accurate Representation, Equality
Oct 19, 2017 We started this Change.org campaign to ask the Editors of “Cosmopolitan” Magazine to: "Tell your readers the truth about Martha McSally Helen Gurley Brown, the long-time editor of “Cosmopolitan,” famously transformed it from a staid family magazine to a frank (sometimes brazen) advice manual for the modern, single career woman. In 2014, then-editor Joanna Coles expanded Cosmo’s scope to politics, “researching political candidates so you don’t have to.” She announced that only politicians who support the best interests of Cosmo readers (including equal pay, access to abortion, gun control and affordable health care) would receive the magazine’s endorsement. Based on that criteria, the only way you’d expect to see Rep. Martha McSally featured on the Cosmo’s web site is in a big red warning to steer clear. McSally has…
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McSally on Equal Pay for Women

McSally on Equal Pay for Women

Equality
Jun 6, 2017 While campaigning in 2014, Martha McSally promised to vote for the Paycheck Fairness Act: “As someone who has fought for women my entire life, I know first-hand that women are still not treated equally in the workplace, and if I was in Congress, I would vote for the Paycheck Fairness Act because it's the right thing to do… Sometimes the 'best man for the job' to fight for women is a woman. When I replace Congressman Barber, I'll wake up fighting for women in this community everyday."[1]   She ran ads with the line: “Martha is standing up to her own party - supporting equal pay for equal work.”[2]   But in April of 2015, McSally voted to block consideration of the Paycheck Fairness Act.[3] The bill…
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