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Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Milestone: Alma Adams Victory Means 100 Women in Congress
USA marked a milestone in Tuesday's midterm elections with the victory of Democrat Alma Adams, who became the 100th female member of Congress, the highest number in history.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Women of Color Behind the Rise of Female U.S. Democrats
Democratic women have gained legislative seats at a much higher rate than Republican women in recent years. To a great extent, the rise of female Democrats is about the rise of Democratic women of color. Although they do not hold office in...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Women are wielding notable influence in U.S. Congress
After decades of trying to amass power, several women have vaulted to the top of influential congressional committees, putting them in charge of some of the most consequential legislation being considered on Capitol Hill. The $1.1 trillion spending...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Breaking down women of color in U.S. Congress
The 113th Congress has been applauded for its diversity, but women – and specifically women of color, who only make up 4.5% of the 535 members – are still the vast minority. Although women of color have made recent strides in politics, the fact...
Friday, September 13, 2013
Palau hosts second Mock Congress for Women
“I hope that this Mock Congress exercise will give the participating women the confidence to realize their potential as leaders in Palau, and can give them the courage to put up their names and stand for national elections.” These were the...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Political Parties and PACs Key to Recruiting More Women for Congress, USA
Women aren't running for office because barriers to entry too high Since the 1980s, more women have registered to vote than men. In the 2012 election, 7.8 million more women cast ballots than men. Women are more engaged in politics than their male...