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July 30, 2013
Please contact President Obama right away and urge him to appoint Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. With years of experience at the Fed, an impressive academic resume, and a comprehensive view of the American economy, Yellen clearly is the best person for the job — male or female. But in addition, she would be the first woman Fed Chair and provide better gender balance to the circle of the president's top advisers — something that is sorely missing in his second administration.
It is now being reported that President Obama will not make this decision until fall — but please register your views with him now. The sexist whispering campaign against Yellen is unacceptable, and the president needs to know that women are watching this appointment very closely.