When Will It Be "the Year of the Woman"?

According to the 2012 Project of the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics, more women are running for Congress this year than ever....more
 @Anita Finlay It is disturbing to me that women can be so hard on other women.  But on BlogHer ...more

Electing Change: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Getting Progressive Women Into Office

On Tuesday, May 3, I tuned into a discussion between Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List. EMILY's List is an organization that specifically helps pro-choice, Democratic women get elected to public office. When I tuned into the discussion (ten minutes late due to technical issues on my end, but that's another story), Sen. Gillibrand and Schriock were discussing the importance of electing more women to office. ...more

Very honest, authentic post, no surprise. :) Thanks.

At the very local level, where I am ...more

Politics: The Hottest Midterm Election Races of 2010

Congress is the talk of the town with the election only two months away. The big topics: the economy, balance of power, and women candidates. A few governors' seats are also up for grabs with strong women contenders. We wanted to highlight some of these hot races -- particularly the ones with women candidates from both major parties. ...more

What I like about Tarryl Clark is that she's a listener. I met her at Netroots Nation and she ...more

Stagnation Nation: Despite efforts, women's wins in political races fail to accelerate

I'd been blogging for nearly a year and a half when the November 2006 elections turned Ohio blue (Democrats took four of the five state offices and former Congressman/now U.S. ...more

Electing More Women, Part II: Building the Pipeline

Buried in Susan Faludi's New York Times sprawling op-ed regarding the anger many women are expressing that Hillary Clinton did not win the Democratic nomination, how women are covered in the press, and the history of the white suffragette movement, there is a crucial paragraph with vital facts about our current political state. Faludi notes: ...more

I've been thinking about this since I read your comment last night. (OK, I didn't think about ...more

Electing Women in 2008: It's Not Over Yet!

While many women are devastated by Obama's selection of Joe Biden as a running mate, those concerned with achieving higher rates of female representation in elected offices should remember that the game is not over this election year. There numerous progressive women running for office all over the nation. Since an enormous portion of laws and policies that affect women are make outside of the Oval Office, don't write off 2008 as a big year for women just yet. ...more

My sentiments completely. I am based in the UK and recently posted a comment on a UK ...more

Sexing up political candidates akin to Sex and The City

Grand Central Political published this column by Jennifer Nedeau of New Media Strategies and Human Folly, "Could A Little "Sex" Help Female Political Candidates?" Here's a tease: ...more