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Appealing directly to women is a key strategy for Democrats in this year's elections, according to a memo from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
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Frankel called on the crowd to take action for women.
On Monday, it rolled into Lowell, hometown of the Mill Girls who Pelosi said she looks to for inspiration.
because they make 70 cents on the dollar for what men make," Pelosi, the former House speaker, said after the rally. "And if that would be an African American woman, that's more like 64 percent, and if that would be a Hispanic woman, it's more like 55 percent. They could be working almost half the year for free because of the disparity in income."
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Tsongas said having women in public office is a key component in giving a voice to the issues that affect women and their families.
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"We pride ourselves on being weavers, that we work at a loom, just as those women did in Lowell, Massachusetts, so many years ago," Pelosi said of the House Democratic caucus. Rep. Niki Tsongas, who represents Fitchburg in Congress.
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The Democratic Party's plans will include recruiting female candidates, and turnout and engagement efforts targeting unmarried women, a group likely not to participate in midterm elections after voting in 2012.
Other congresswomen on the tour were Massachusetts Fifth District Rep. Katherine Clark and Reps. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, Donna Edwards of Maryland, Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, Doris Matsui and Jackie Speier of California, Joyce Beatty of Ohio, Jan Schakowsky of Illinois and Lois Frankel of Florida. All are Democrats.
"If women don't have a seat at the table, then we're on the menu," Tsongas said, drawing cheers. "And we don't taste very good."
In Massachusetts, Frederick said, there are 5,000 infants, 8,000 toddlers and 11,000 preschoolers on a waiting list for child care assistance.
"Right here in Lowell, close to 1,500 children are waiting for early education and care," she said. "The long wait list means people lose jobs and job opportunities as they wait for a child care slot. Low and moderate income families can be left with the untenable choice of leaving their children in substandard or unreliable care, or risk losing their jobs."
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