Congresswoman Jackie Speier

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June 16, 2016 Op-Eds
This is what our moments of silence have bought us: a near-silent nightclub where the only sound is the frantic ringing of cell phones that would never be answered. Silent bodies, where there should be life and love and pride. And in Washington, a silent Congress.
November 11, 2015 Op-Eds
World-renowned UC Berkeley astronomer Geoff Marcy groped, kissed and massaged a number of his female graduate students for almost a decade.
August 26, 2015 Op-Eds
San Mateo Daily Journal By Jackie Speier August 26, 2015 Women’s Equality Day is an excellent time to assess the status of women’s equality in our country.
April 22, 2015 Op-Eds
Forty-five years ago, people were sick and dying from air and water pollution. Industrialization was at its height.
March 29, 2015 Op-Eds
Two-thirds of the 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease are female. A woman age 60 is twice as likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s as with breast cancer.
February 25, 2015 Op-Eds
Most Americans would find it chilling if a convicted sex offender were dropped into their neighborhood without warning, free to pick new victims at will.
August 4, 2014 Op-Eds
It's a raucous Friday night at Alpha Beta's weekly rager, music booming over the red-2cup-strewn lawn, bodies squeezed like sardines inside the rickety house, sorority girls and frat boys socializing amid a haze of alcohol.
July 10, 2014 Op-Eds
Too many men and women have been forced out of the military after being raped. I’ve heard these heartbreaking stories, but never in a homeless shelter.
June 23, 2014 Op-Eds
Gummy bear, cotton candy, chocolate cake and thin mint sound like concoctions cooked up by a confectioner to satisfy the cravings of a child's sweet tooth.
March 10, 2014 Op-Eds
The area’s economy is booming, and many are living the American dream, but not everyone’s boat is rising.