An Executive Order to End “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Wouldn’t Have Caused Blowback

By: Monday January 28, 2013 10:04 am

In an interview with the New Republic President Obama claims ending Don’t Ask Don’t Tell via an executive order would have caused “huge blowback,” but this claim is highly dubious. So a great example of that is the work we did on “don’t ask, don’t tell.” There were advocates in the LGBT community who were [...]

Call Reports: Did Your Member of Congress Sign the ENDA Executive Order Letter to President Obama?

By: Friday May 4, 2012 11:01 am

We had hundreds of people calling their representatives yesterday to ask if they would sign the letter to President Obama, telling him to issue an executive order preventing federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity. LGBT activists lobbying on the Hill report that the DNC is actively discouraging the [...]

Has Your Member of Congress Told President Obama to Issue an Executive Order on ENDA?

By: Thursday May 3, 2012 10:27 am

Federal contractors account for more than 20% of jobs in the U.S.  And right now, it’s perfectly legal for these corporations — paid by your tax dollars — to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees. In 1965, Lyndon Johnson signed Executive Order 11246 prohibiting government contractors from discriminating on the basis of “race, [...]

A Pathetic Moment for Obama to Show Executive Restraint

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 8:32 am

President Obama has decided not to follow the example set by President Lyndon B. Johnson and will not use an executive order to ban discrimination. From the Huffington Post: The Obama administration on Wednesday decided not to move forward with an executive order prohibiting workplace discrimination among federal contractors that is a top priority for [...]

The Logic Challenges of Diana DeGette

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 9:01 pm

Earlier today, several members of the pro-choice caucus were steaming because they said the White House had released the text of the Executive Order to the press before they had seen it. According to TPM, “Just before 4 p.m. ET, the White House released text of a compromise on abortion to help clear the way [...]

NOW “Incensed” Over Obama Executive Order on Abortion

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 3:35 pm

NOW Statement on Obama’s Executive Order on Abortion: President Obama Breaks Faith with Women Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill The National Organization for Women is incensed that President Barack Obama agreed today to issue an executive order designed to appease a handful of anti-choice Democrats who have held up health care reform in an [...]

Stupak Deal is Dead, Obama Executive Order on Abortion “On the Table”

By: Saturday March 20, 2010 9:55 am

According to a source involved in the health care negotiations in Congress, Henry Waxman is telling Democratic caucus members that Bart Stupak’s deal with Nancy Pelosi is dead.  Stupak had called a press conference to announce the deal at 11am this morning, but has now canceled it. The deal fell apart after news of the [...]