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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
11 Things You Don’t Know About The Senate Sisterhood, USA
I have a story in this week’s magazine about the 20 Senate women and their growing—and positive—influence on the Upper Chamber. You can credit the tight, bipartisan bonds that these women have formed for not only seeding the compromise that reopened...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The Women of the Senate, USA
Hattie Carraway [...] was the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate. On Dec. 9, 1931, Carraway filled the seat vacated by her late husband. She was elected to a full term in 1932 and served as a Democrat from Arkansas through 1944. Right now,...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
USA: New York Senate played politics with women's rights
Constituents around the state have been receiving mail declaring that the state Senate has passed historic women's legislation. The Assembly passed the 10-point Women's Equality Act in its entirety, but the state Senate failed to do so. The state...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Once Few, Women Hold More Power in Senate, USA
In the 90 years since Rebecca Felton of Georgia became the first woman in the United States Senate — sworn in for a mere 24 hours — women remain an anomaly in the upper chamber. But with 20 female senators now in office, an all-time high, women have...