UltraViolet “Concerned” by Rumors Obama Will Pick Larry Summers to Head Federal Reserve

Statement from UltraViolet Co-founder Shaunna Thomas:
“We are concerned by rumors that Larry Summers, a man known for his offensive and callous opinions on women, is currently being considered to head the Federal Reserve. Women will not soon forget if President Obama picks Mr. Summers for such an important post, a man who believes women are somehow inherently less capable than men. It is high time to shatter the glass ceiling at the Fed and appoint a woman to a post that impacts so many women, and Janet Yellin would be a much celebrated pick.”

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