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Women’s Groups Upset Dem Convention Banning Kids From Floor
charlotte.cbslocal.com ^ | August 27, 2012

Posted on 08/27/2012 11:43:00 AM PDT by grundle

CHARLOTTE (CBS Charlotte) — The Democratic National Committee is taking flak from women’s groups for the lack of child care that is being provided at the convention.

The Charlotte Observer reports that children will not be allowed access on the floor of the Democratic National Convention and that daycare will not be provided for delegates who bring their kids.

Women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem and several National Organization of Women chapters have called out the DNC for the “discrimination against mothers with young children.”

“Women are the key to a Democratic victory, and sometimes, children are the key to women,” Steinem told The Daily Caller. “It’s both right and smart for the Democratic Convention to behave as if children exist.”

Delegate Susie Shannon feels the DNC is putting her in a tough position because she is bringing her 4-year-old along.

“The Democratic Party shouldn’t put you in a position where you have to choose between your child and participating in a political convention,” she told The Charlotte Observer.

Convention spokeswoman Joanne Peters told The Associated Press there is a list of private child care providers on an official vendor directory and that facilities are being provided for nursing mothers.

Zoe Nicholson, president for the Pacific Shore NOW chapter, is calling for the DNC to end this “outdated practice.”

“We believe this practice of discrimination needs to end in 2012,” Nicholson told The Daily Caller. “This is the year for the Democratic leadership to demonstrate comprehensive support of women, ending this outdated practice and to state publicly that it supports true family values.”


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2012; children; democrats; democratskillkids; demshatewomen; dnc; elections; liberalfascism; now; waronchildren

1 posted on 08/27/2012 11:43:04 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Democraps continuation of “The War On Children”. (abortion, etc.


2 posted on 08/27/2012 11:46:17 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: grundle

How many kids are interested in a political convention? These are probably the same people who bring thier kids to the welfare office and other places where the kids get bored and start misbehaving.


3 posted on 08/27/2012 11:52:42 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: grundle

Maybe the Democrats ought to advertize free abortions at the convention while you wait?


4 posted on 08/27/2012 11:59:09 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: grundle

What goes around comes around.

The DNC’s very raison d’être is to empower the unproductive, whiny, entitled, perpetual victim, grievance-mongering, gimme gimme gimme free stuff class.

Nice to see them on the receiving end of what their idiocy has spawned.


5 posted on 08/27/2012 12:00:41 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: grundle

6 posted on 08/27/2012 12:01:35 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: grundle

That’s what you get for not aborting those kids.

/sarc


7 posted on 08/27/2012 12:02:34 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: grundle

In keeping with their “values” I suggest the organizers just inform the delegates that any children found on the floor will be subject to a late term choice.


8 posted on 08/27/2012 12:02:37 PM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: grundle
Women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem and several National Organization of Women chapters have called out the DNC for the “discrimination against mothers with young children.”

Now they are calling for a sensitive approach to mothers with young children?

Their big campaign known as the Equal Rights Amendment was specifically designed to remove any protection from "mothers with young children." And, now they want the DNC to be more sensitive?

AFTER THEY HAVE PUSHED FOR THE 52 MILLION MOTHERS ABORTED FROM THEIR CHILDREN SINCE ROE V. WADE?

Give me a flying break!

9 posted on 08/27/2012 12:04:13 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: grundle

Democrats? Kids? Don’t they kill most of their kids because they’re inconvenient?


10 posted on 08/27/2012 12:05:53 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: grundle

Susie Shannon - former producer at Air America Radio & community organizer

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6552881749320615050
(Susie Shannon of Poverty Matters at the Democratic Party of Los Angeles County - video above)

Susie has served as a delegate and the Executive Board Representative for the 42nd AD for the past four years.

She is a community organizer and Housing Advocate with L.A. Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness, former producer at Air America Radio on the Harrison on the Edge Show, Current Director of Poverty Matters, the Co-Producer/Director of the anti-war documentary Back from Iraq: The U.S. Soldier Speaks, and Stonewall Democratic Club steering committee member.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 12:11:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: grundle

What is the age limit for ‘kids’ now ? 26 ?


12 posted on 08/27/2012 12:12:26 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: MasterGunner01

For Red Diaper Doper babies? There seems to be some irony in the fact that people who support a platform of choice versus life are cranky about not having someone to watch their kids for them.


13 posted on 08/27/2012 12:15:19 PM PDT by toolman1401
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To: grundle

No mention of what the RNC is doing, unless I somehow missed it. That must mean they’re providing childcare.


14 posted on 08/27/2012 12:16:38 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“War on Children”——exactly-—not only pushing the killing of babies (abortion) and forcing toxins into young girls bodies so they can be sexual objects, but the forcing of sodomy into the minds of young boys (destruction of the Boy Scouts as we have known it)-—to recreate their ideal society of Ancient Greece and Rome-—to force a relative, paganism/occultism/Satanism Worldview on America where child sacrifices, homosexual orgies and where biological connections do not matter.

All their “policies” are to erase God and Christian Ethics-—that along with the Moral Laws Of Natural Law Theory—Erase exactly what made America “Exceptional” and “possible” in the first place.

All their ideas, from Marxism/socialism to Godlessness, will destroy all semblance of order and unity-—to create a hellhole on earth.


15 posted on 08/27/2012 12:22:05 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: grundle

With the amount of pervs and muslims attending, why would you want your purposely get your kid sanduskied?


16 posted on 08/27/2012 12:47:19 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: forgotten man

Probably the same people that think a horse racing track is a petting zoo with mutual clerks.

Don’t usually care but they were brought up to where I sit due to rain.

The families came up with parents that have no idea that behavior outside is not the behavior that works well inside.


17 posted on 08/27/2012 12:47:59 PM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: grundle

Those children fortunate enough NOT to be aborted, of course.


18 posted on 08/27/2012 12:49:57 PM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: VanDeKoik
"Lock up your daughterssons, the Democrats are coming to town.
19 posted on 08/27/2012 12:50:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: grundle
C'mon lib-dem idiot girlies: you can handle your own "child care"...


20 posted on 08/27/2012 12:55:13 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: grundle
Dems are just trying to prevent a recurrence of this....


21 posted on 08/27/2012 12:59:18 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: grundle

“We believe this practice of discrimination needs to end in 2012,” Nicholson told The Daily Caller.


Perfect example of why appeasement with the grievance mongers never works, and will never end. These women are delegates at the convention of one of the two major political parties of the most powerful nation in the world. They are treated equally with all the other delegates, but because they do not receive special treatment, they will still call it discrimination.


22 posted on 08/27/2012 1:40:05 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: grundle

I guess the DNC will have a PP Clinic just outside the Convention floor where pregnant attendees can get a quickie abortion so they don’t violate the ‘rules’.


23 posted on 08/29/2012 11:19:33 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: forgotten man
How many kids are interested in a political convention?

On Tuesday did you see the number of kids?? I walk around Tampa and take the trolley to my office and families are here for the RNC!!

24 posted on 08/30/2012 8:16:40 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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