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Monday, August 26, 2013
Under Obama, Little Progress on High-Level Jobs for Women
Behind the roiling conversation over whether President Obama might make Janet L. Yellen the first female leader of the Federal Reserve is an uncomfortable reality for the White House: the administration has named no more women to high-level...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
USA: Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey Congratulates the all Female Ticket and Decries Remarks
The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) congratulates New Jersey's Democratic candidate for governor in 2013, State Senator Barbara Buono, in her choice on SEIU 1199 Vice-President Milly Silva as her running mate. According to Center for...
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, July 29, 2013
USA: Why are there so few women in the Michigan legislature?
Women are outnumbered in state legislatures around the country, particularly in Michigan, where female representation is at its lowest point in more than two decades. As MLive reported Sunday, women inside and outside the state legislature are ...
Saturday, July 27, 2013
USA: Lindy Boggs, congresswoman and advocate for women, dies
Lindy Boggs was only 24 when she arrived in Washington as the top political adviser to her husband, newly elected to Congress. Thirty-two years later, the seat became hers after Hale Boggs was presumed dead in a plane crash, and she made her own...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
USA: The Female Decade
Michelle Nunn has electrified Georgia Democrats by announcing she will run for the U.S. Senate in 2014. Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) has electrified Texas Democrats with her standup leadership in the Texas Senate. Hillary Clinton inspires...
Monday, July 22, 2013
US ambassador calls for increased women's participation in Nepal
US Ambassador Peter W. Bodde today called for increased participation of women in the upcoming elections and announced that his government would work with the government of Nepal and civil society to encourage women and underrepresented groups to...
Monday, July 22, 2013
USA: Pelosi rolls out economic agenda for women
At a summer lunch with reporters in her Capitol conference room, Rep. Nancy Pelosi rolled out an ambitious economic agenda for women with next year’s congressional elections in mind. She launched a legislative agenda of family-friendly policies,...