Judy Feder won the Democratic primary for Virginia’s 10th district Tuesday night. Feder received 62% of the vote, according to Northern Virginia Daily, giving her a decisive victory over challenger Mike Turner. She will face Republican incumbent Frank Wolf for in the general election.
In a district and state that appear to be continuously moving from red to blue, Feder offers an attractive slate of change to the voters of northern Virginia. In her 2006 bid for Congress, she gave Wolf his biggest electoral challenge in 24 years, proving the strength of her candidacy.
"The GOP is on notice; the status quo is not acceptable," said Feder, according to a recent press release on her website. "The voters are ready for change in 2008."
Feder, a professor and former dean of Georgetown’s Public Policy Institute, is a nationally renowned expert in health policy, a feminist and a firm supporter of reproductive rights. She has been endorsed by both the Feminist Majority PAC and the National Organization for Women, among others.
Media Resources: Northern Virginia Daily 6/11/08; Feminist Majority PAC; JudyFeder.com
7/29/2014 Extensive Female Genital Mutilation Study To Be Conducted in the US - The Obama administration plans to conduct a large study on female genital mutilation (FGM) to try to assess how many girls and women in the US are at risk, and how many have already experienced, FGM.
According to experts, FGM tends to take place during summer break when parents take their daughter outside of the country for the practice.
Jaha Dukureh, a 24-year-old woman who grew up in Gambia, experienced FGM there, and then child marriage in the US, started a petition that gained more than 220,000 supporters. . . .