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Women’s Media Center Congratulates Edith Ramirez on FTC Nomination

February 28, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “The Women’s Media Center congratulates Edith Ramirez for her selection as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission,” said Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center. “It represents progress in closing the gender gap in the administration’s appointees. We wish her the best in this highly important consumer protection role.”

The Women’s Media Center recently published an op-ed on pointing out that President Barack Obama could demonstrate his commitment to equality by naming a woman to the FTC, FCC, the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division and the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

The Women's Media Center works to make women and girls visible and powerful in the media through strategic programs that transform the media landscape, and that include media training, media monitoring and activism, media reports, media programs, and special initiatives.  The Women’s Media Center also produces original media content on our CBS radio show, Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan, and publishes Women’s Media Center Features that provide progressive women’s perspectives on both headline stories and timely events. The organization was founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem.

For more information, contact Cristal Williams Chancellor, media relations manager, or 202-587-1636.