Is America Ready for Madam President? Yes!

The first race I ever managed was to elect a woman president. That race was my own--for Butte High School class president. I ran many times, and I lost many times. So, my junior year I decided that I should run for student body president, because it wasn’t just my class voting but the entire school. ...more
Stephanie, my sister Montanan, thank you for this fantastic post! I'm thrilled I hear you think ...more

Emily's List CEO Talks Democratic Women in 2012 and Beyond

"Women made the difference in the 2012 election, and it's only just begun," Emily's List CEO Stephanie Schriock told reporters at the National Press Club last week, discussing the record number of women elected to the United States legislature in 2012, key growth in state and local races, and what needs to happen to keep this momentum going. ...more

Who's Saving Feminism? Conservative Women.

A fissure is growing within the feminist movement, and it is oddly coming from the leftists over partisan issues. At the center of the debate is a bitter fight over the ownership of "feminism." The intriguing part? Who's siding with whom. ...more
Well, I'm a flaming liberal, but I think it's a step forward to say, "what do we have in common" ...more

EMILY's List: Perhaps Liberals Should Stop the Violent Rhetoric?

On occasion I read the blog of the formerly important pro-abortion group, EMILY's List. In the midst of an increasingly pro-life electorate and sluggish fundraising, they decided to use the Senatorial race in Washington to take potshots at Republicans....more

Let the Celebration Begin

Let the celebration begin! By my calculation, in just over 24 hours, across the nation and around the globe, I believe we’ll hear a collective sigh of relief. George W. Bush is heading back to Texas and Barack Obama is the 44th president of the United States of America. ...more

It's Not Too Late to Support Pro-Choice Women Running for Office

Liberal feminists who want to support pro-choice Democratic women running for state and federal office are needed more than ever!* EMILY's List, which supports pro-choice Democratic women running for office, reminded activists that: With four new Democratic women already elected to the house this cycle (yeah Donna Edwards!), we are well on our way to one of the largest gains for women in Congress in history (eight would make it the second largest in history). ...more

Thanks for reminding people about this important issue. In the past, we could look to the ...more

My dinner party nightmare

If George W. Bush is the kind of person folks might like to have a beer with, John McCain is the guy you pray you don't get seated next to at a dinner party. Thanks to McCain's performance in the past two debates, the word "snarky" has entered my vocabulary. Cranky, irascible, petulant, and angry are also getting a workout. Have you noticed that whenever McCain describes a disagreement he has with someone — like when he talked about Joe Biden during the debate —the other person is always "wrong"? He's every woman's nightmare of an arrogant, out-of-touch, patronizing man. ...more

When I brought up online that I too felt that disdain for women, coming directly from ...more

DNC Video Interview: Susan Markham of Emily's List

BlogHer had the opportunity to interview Susan Markham, Deputy Political Director of EMILY's List. EMILY's List's describes their mission as: EMILY's List members are dedicated to building a progressive America by electing pro-choice Democratic women to office. We believe in the power of women as candidates, as contributors, as campaign professionals, and as voters to bring about great change in our country. ...more

Political donations: how to use the power of your purse

In politics, money talks, but online fundraising has really helped close the money gap between men and women. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, women are the majority of low-dollar donors to Obama- in the $200-499 level. In this post, I present some ways to think about your political giving strategy. ...more

The White House Project & EMILY's List Founders Commend Clinton for Sticking It Out

Bill Clinton didn't clinch the Democratic party's nomination until June 2 in the '92 race. Hillary Clinton still has a chance to win the nomination and it's only the beginning of May. Two pioneering leaders in preparing women to run for office this week wrote of their thoughts on Hillary Clinton and what she has achieved for women, and what it means that she has continued to forge on. The overwhelming message: don't push out the first viable woman presidential candidate when she has come so far. ...more