August 22nd, 2012
07:55 PM ET

One woman's fight to make the Republican Party platform more welcoming

A lot of noise has been made recently about the Republican Party's platform, specifically its continual rejection of same-sex marriage and exemptions to a ban on all abortions.

But one woman is standing up to the old guard – from within. Jackie Curtiss is the youngest member of the party's platform committee and is trying to challenge the conventional thinking and bridge the generational divide.

In fact, she's the only one who brought up Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" controversy during a debate on abortion and said that the platform needs to be more welcoming to women.

OutFront tonight is Jackie Curtiss in Tampa, the site of the upcoming Republican National Convention

Filed under: Election 2012 • Politics
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  1. Tesfaye TM

    Erin this is true journalism and nothing else. You wrote what you saw in Ethiopia. One of the oldest nations in the world and still people live like in the biblical days if you happen to be in the rural areas of Ethiopia.
    Freedom of press is what we cry for now. People should know the truth. Not all the true websites are accessible in Ethiopia for the people to know exactly what is going on in their country.
    The few good papers that the nation managed to have after twenty years of struggle; the last is closed couple of weeks ago for trying to tell the truth to the people of Ethiopia. The editor will soon be in court for a life imprisonment for telling the inevitable to the people. FETEH is the name of our beloved last paper and the meaning is JUSTICE. That is what the people of Ethiopia yearn for.
    Erin Kudos for the job well done.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:18 am | Reply
  2. Jerry

    This lady is definitely NOT an Obamaloney "Bend Forward Fluckie".

    August 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Reply
  3. Grahame Rhodes

    The really sad thing is the belief that whoever raises the most money wins. This tells me that the average American voter is too stupid to work things out for themselves but instead relies upon commercials to make up their collective minds

    August 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Reply

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