No Excuses Allowed: Tackling The #1 Reason Women Don't Run For Office

In 2004 and again in 2008, Jennifer Lawless (Director, Women & Politics Institute, American University) and Robert Fox published reports that examine why women don't run for elected position. The first was called Why Don't Women Run For Office?, and Why Are Women Still Not Running For Office? was the follow up. Both reports eventually were published as books.  ...more

I love your enthusiasm. Like you I would like to see gender parity in politics, but ...more

BlogHer and The White House Project Team Up at BlogHer '10

Today, we are very proud and pleased to announce a new programming partnership with The White House Project. Like BlogHer, The White House Project is a non-partisan organization, and their mission is to fill the leadership pipeline, at all levels, with "a richly diverse, critical mass of women."This partnership will take place at BlogHer '10, where we will co-produce a new, half-day workshop on Thursday August 5th, designed to help women bloggers with a politics and public policy bent become aspiring public servants....more

It is so important to encourage women—especially young women to consider running for office. ...more

On the Road to Election Day, Part V: It takes a village, and yet it's still lonely

One of the most common questions I get right now is, "How's the campaign going!?"  People really seem to want to know.  And I'm thrilled that people 1) know that I'm running for city council and 2) are fascinated by the fact that I'm running for office.  I'm not always sure if that's a compliment or a curiosity, but hey - I'll take the attention about my candidacy anyway it comes. ...more


Like Kristen said in her post at Girl With Pen, “Now That the Dust Has (Sort of) Settled”, Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president is still fascinating to ponder. I was recently asked to write an article on the topic for the ILF Digest, the journal of a think tank I’ve been a fellow of (I find this terminology amusing, but have never ...more