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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Senator Mikulski will give remarks on her 45 years as a trailblazer for women’s political participation
Throughout her impressive career, Barbara Mikulski, the senior U.S. senator from Maryland, has been one of the fiercest advocates in Congress for the advancement of women and girls. So much so that, over her 30 years representing Maryland in the...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Social media power youth political participation
Social media power youth political participation No digital divide found in participation among ethnic groups The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP), under the direction of co-principal investigators University of...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Sen. Claire McCaskill gives advice to women in politics
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill shared her hard-earned advice and opinions about women in politics and leadership positions during a lecture on March 28, at Iowa State University. McCaskill said she was aware of the polarized opinions regarding women...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Sen. Claire McCaskill gives advice to women in politics
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill shared her hard-earned advice and opinions about women in politics and leadership positions during a lecture on March 28, at Iowa State University. McCaskill said she was aware of the polarized opinions regarding women...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the outcome of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
UN Women welcomes the outcome of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The agreement represents a milestone towards a transformative global development agenda that puts the empowerment of women and girls at its centre. Member...
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Sandra Fluke forgoes congressional bid to run for state Senate
Democratic attorney and activist Sandra Fluke has decided against running for retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman’s congressional seat, instead planning a bid for the state Senate. “I am extremely moved by the outpouring of local and national support I...
Monday, February 03, 2014
Sandra Fluke, Wendy Davis, And How The Fight For Reproductive Rights Is Inspiring Women To Run For Office
Sandra Fluke, a women’s rights activist who rose to national prominence after testifying in favor of Obamacare’s birth control provision, is reportedly preparing a run for Congress. Although she hasn’t officially announced her bid for retiring Rep....
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
State of the Women: The GOP’s Tired Solution to Its Woman Problem
Last night, CBS introduced us to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who delivered the Republican response to the State of the Union Address, with just three sentences: “She chairs the House GOP conference, which means she ranks fourth in the House leadership....
Monday, October 21, 2013
Shutdown Political Barriers for Women... And Reap the Rewards
In an era of government distrust, political gridlock, and legislative dysfunction, women may be the power players who forge solutions and help address our nation’s most divisive problems, argues Swanee Hunt in a recent article in Global Post. Ms....
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Seven local women from Pensacola form Institute for Women in Politics, USA
Seven local women announced the formation of the Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida Inc. The nonprofit corporation will “provide ... training resources and counseling services to promote and fulfill the vital need for women to...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
State of Women's Representation 2013, USA
Nearly 100 years ago, American women gained the right to vote with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. This victory came after a decades-long struggle to amend the U.S. Constitution so that women could never be barred from the polls on the...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sandra Fluke to Join Political Training Program for Women, USA
The Georgetown law student Rush Limbaugh labeled a "slut" and "prostitute" because of her comments before congressional leaders about insurance coverage of contraception in 2012 has joined a training program for Democratic women with ambitions of...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: How Women Can Make Their Voices Heard in Politics, USA
"How would you in your current position help foster more female participation and occupation in public service?" Senator Gillibrand: It's certainly no accident that sexual assault in the military has become a front burner issue as we have a record...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Senator Pelosi visits Saudi Arabia
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi raised the issue of Saudi Arabia's lack of female politicians with Saudi government officials on the last stop of her Mideast tour. For more information, please visit Washington Post .