With some electoral gains in Iraq, women candidates work towards change

Amid violence-fraught local and regional elections, in which 14 candidates were killed, 300 women contenders were trained by UN Women and the Iraq Foundation. Many emerged successful and thanks to a quota law, women will probably hold 26 per cent of seats on local councils across Iraq. ...more

When Did St. Patrick’s Day Parades Become so Exclusive?

March 18, 2013, By Kathy Groob, ElectWomen.com – Let me start by saying, “I’ve got Irish blood in me.”  All my ancestors came across the pond on boats bound for American from their homeland of Ireland.  Although I don’t partake in green beer and drunken buffoonery often synonymous with St. Patty’s Day, I enjoy the pipes, kilts and green parade festivities of St. Patrick’s Day.  Hey, it’s a day when we’re all Irish, right?  Wrong....more

Remember This About the 2012 Election

Thank heavens the campaign season is finally over.  I was so done with the constant political commercials and their scary, sneering tone.  "Vote for our guy, because the other guy is evil incarnate, and death and destruction will rain down from the skies if he is elected."  Yuck.  My children were capable of more honest and intelligent speech before they even had teeth. The very best thing about last week's electoral bally-hoo was that so much of the really big news had to do with women, both as candidates and as voters.  If you took women out of the picture...more

Women Voter Mumbo Jumbo or Just the Prevailing Wind?

Year of the woman? Bah. Maybe we had more run, but we lost seats overall. And Sarah Palin doesn't seem to be helping things. Most of the women she backed lost. What about women voters, who were so important in 2008? Let's get one thing straight: women are swingers. That's what the numbers say, anyway. And women swung right. ...more

I completely agree. Now to get more women in there!more

BlogHer's 2010 Election Watch List: Races and Issues

Following all of our political coverage up to Election Day, the BlogHer political team has put together a watch list of races featuring women candidates and unique initiatives in a variety of states. We'll be covering each of the races on the Watch List all day Tuesday as results come in, and Wednesday as we get final poll numbers and write-ups from community bloggers. ...more

I'll second that! I believe conservatives want to show that women are dumb, belong back home and ...more

Election 2010: California Senate (Barbara Boxer vs. Carly Fiorina)

This post will contain live coverage of election results and reporting as we find out who wins the California race for U.S. Senate - between veteran Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer and former HP CEO, Republican Carly Fiorina. ...more

Congressional Candidate Dina Titus Answers BlogHer's Questions

BlogHer reached out to women candidates running in tight races this election cycle -- here at BlogHer.com and on Facebook and Twitter. After collecting the questions, we sent six to each candidate. Dina Titus, running for Congress in Nevada's 3rd District, answered questions from the BlogHer community here: 1) What are your thoughts on how to make Nevada energy and water efficient? ...more

Congressional Candidate Suzan DelBene Answers BlogHer's Questions

BlogHer reached out to women candidates running in tight races this election cycle -- here at BlogHer.com, on Facebook and Twitter. After collecting the questions, we sent six to each candidate. Suzan DelBene, running for Congress in Washington's 8th District, answered questions from the BlogHer community here: 1) You're a supporter of fiscal responsibility and corporate oversight. What about government responsibility and oversight? Will you work toward greater transparency in government? ...more

Congressional Candidate Stephene Moore Answers BlogHer's Questions

BlogHer reached out to women candidates running in tight races this election cycle -- here at BlogHer.com and on Facebook and Twitter. After collecting the questions, we sent six to each candidate. Stephene Moore, running for Congress in Kansas's 3rd District, answered questions from the BlogHer community here: 1) How does your experience as a nurse translate to being a legislator? ...more

LAST CALL: Ask Candidates Your Questions!

For part of our omni-partisan midterm election coverage, we have been reaching out to some of the major campaigns and political organizations looking for women candidates who are interested in answering BlogHer community questions in the final days of the campaign, and we're happy to report that we now have candidates who will be participating. ...more

Thanks to our great community for supplying so many fascinating questions here, on Facebook, ...more