Congressional Campaign Launches in the Wake of Komen for the Cure Controversy

Democratic members of Congress including Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) have launched a campaign that wants to channel the fervor generated by the backlash to Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s move against Planned Parenthood onto women’s rights.

“One Million Strong For Women” is a grassroots initiative that’s currently collecting email addresses on its own website and is being promoted on the sites of the participating Congress members. It’s not yet clear to us what the campaign will be doing specifically, but the site says, “We’ve got to build a grassroots force that’s ready to take them on whenever and wherever they attack women’s rights and women’s health.” “Them” are the opponents to women’s rights.

First up: Support for President Obama’s decision in favor of birth control coverage in insurance plans, which is coming under fire from Catholic leaders and lawmakers.

[via Huffington Post. That link will also take you to an interview with Karen Handel, who resigned from her post at SGK yesterday. Angry woman!]