Easton, MD- Wendy Rosen, candidate for Congress in Maryland's 1st Congressional District, met with over forty members of the community and the Democratic Women's Club of Talbot County at the Easton Diner Wednesday morning. The discussion centered on Rosen's small business background and the ongoing struggle for women's rights.
I never planned to run for office," said Rosen. "But over the last six to eight years, I have watched the smallest manufacturers and retailers in our country disappear...it is not a sustainable economy for our First District."
The founder of the Made in America alliance and the country's only Made in America trade show, discussed the importance of turning Congress' attention from Wall Street back to Main Street communities, like those that make up such a large portion of the Eastern Shore.
"I know that our next Congress will be required to analyze what is going on in Main Street, added Rosen. "They have taken care of Wall Street. Now we have to take care of Main Street."
Taking care of Main Street America includes keeping the nation's roads and bridges from falling into disrepair, according to Rosen. "Andy Harris voted no on the transportation bill the other day...that transportation bill includes money for bridges like those in Federalsburg and Dover that our children ride over everyday.
Having grown up during the 1960's and 1970's, Rosen vividly recalled the struggle for women's rights during that era. "We all fought for our rights in the 1960's. Did you ever imagine that in 2012 we would be fighting for it all over again?"
For the 30th time on Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act noted Rosen. The law contains language that insures women do not have to pay a higher premium than men, insures that women will not be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition and guarantees preventative services like birth control, mammograms and cervical cancer screenings with no deductibles or co-pays. These are provisions that we can all agree on said Rosen.
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