Claudine Schneider, a Boulder resident, is a Republican former United States congresswoman and was the first woman ever elected to a major political office in Rhode Island. She authored the first and only revenue-neutral Global Warming Prevention Act. Today she is an advisor to A Call for American Renewal.
Replace the Republican Party with a common-sense movement
By: Claudine Schneider - May 24, 2021
Disgusted Republicans, you are not alone. You know our democratic institutions are under assault by the party of Lincoln, Roosevelt and Reagan. Today’s Republican Party has made a mockery of its founding principles, and Republican leaders in Congress refuse to speak the truth. This is why I joined over 150 other leading Republicans from around […]
It’s long past time to provide sufficient pandemic relief to Americans
By: Claudine Schneider - February 23, 2021
Having served in the U.S. Congress, as a Republican, I can’t help but scrutinize the Congress’s actions, or inactions. We are all tired of the partisanship, the blame, the intransigence of my party. But we are in a health, economic and education crisis. We are stagnant, and the economy and families will suffer further unless […]
What happens when special interests dominate a party?
By: Claudine Schneider - September 28, 2020
American democracy has grown and developed since the Constitution was adopted in Philadelphia more than two centuries ago. Voting was originally limited to white men, and oftentimes only men from wealthier families could participate in the political process. However, after the Civil War, Black men gained the constitutional right to vote, though they were often […]
First it was health care. Now Republican senators want to kill Social Security and Medicare?
By: Claudine Schneider - August 18, 2020
Now Republicans are coming after Social Security and Medicare with President Trump’s signature on an executive order that slashes the funding for these two programs. When I served as a Republican member of Congress, we helped thousands of constituents who had problems receiving their Social Security checks or trouble with Medicare reimbursements. I can’t say […]
First the pandemic, next the climate: The Republican threat to science
By: Claudine Schneider - July 31, 2020
More than ever, our lives depend on medical science to provide reliable testing, diagnosing and mitigation of a deadly virus. Scientists in the United States and around the world are studying the coronavirus, working day and night to uncover the secrets of this disease and develop a safe, accessible vaccine. This breakneck research is taking […]