Introducing more women into politics was a main topic of discussion during the Jan. 3 edition of America’s Work Force.
Madeleine May Kunin, 77th governor of Vermont, discussed Emerge Vermont, a program that recruits, supports, and trains Democratic women who want to run for a political position. Kunin said that we need more women in politics to fight for equal pay, the right for a woman to have control over decisions involving her own body and to end the violence against women. She then talked about a controversial law in Vermont that allows terminally ill people, who have less than six months to live, the option of ending their own life by means of a specific medicine when they feel the timing is right. Kunin also mentions her most recent book, Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties.
Nickie Antonio, Senator of Ohio, discussed protecting labor rights. She talked about fighting So-Called “Right to Work” and the attack on Prevailing Wage in Ohio. Senator Antonio also mentioned her priorities going into 2019 that include access to healthcare for all, improving infrastructure, fully funding public schools and creating a better atmosphere for students.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about President Trump refusing to open up key parts of the government until funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall is approved.