Monday, March 22, 2010

Health Care Reform Passes the House!

Tonight, the House of Representatives approved historic health care reform legislation, sending a powerful message of change to the country. The bill will provide 32 million uninsured Americans with health insurance coverage. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Caucus Chair John Larson (D-CT), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) have been rounding up Democratic votes for the past few days, ensuring passage despite the lack of Republican support for the bill. President Obama plans to sign the bill into law on Tuesday. Read more here, and stay tuned for updates!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fashionable Political Smithies!

Photo above: Kate Moore,

running for CDM President

by Liz Rich

The Huffington Post recently featured well dressed Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-CA; Smith ’66) in a fabulous slide show (The 60-something Congresswoman isn’t afraid to show a little skin and at formal occasions sports strapless dress, featuring her natural bronze (which looks much better than Minority Leader Boehner’s).

Another Smithie in the House of Representatives, Tammy Baldwin (D-WI, Smith ’84) keeps it simple but classy in colorful power suits. She shows that powerful women can sport classic business attire while having fun!

Not only was Julianna Smoot, class of ’89, just named the new White House Social Secretary, but she often wears sensible trench coats and suits in beige and blue, often topped with a colorful scarf!

Clearly, Smith alums are both powerful and fashionable, but allow me to make a plug for a current Smith student, Smith Dems Campaigns Coordinator Kate Moore. She is super stylish and just announced that she’s running for President of the College Democrats of Massachussetts! Kate has an endless supply of cute flats and “feds”, and is completely prepared to be an awesome President! Learn more here,