3 Incumbents Who Voted Against Women's Health and Now Need to Be Voted Out

In 2002, the New York State Senate voted on the Women’s Health and Wellness Act....more

Why Redistricting is a Women's Issue

Although Barbara Bartoletti of the NY League of Women Voters apparently admitted yesterday that redistricting isn’t the sexiest of topics, it is one that has a big impact on women in New York (and in other states across the nation!).  Redistricting happens every ten years, when the new census results are received and districts need to be readjusted to account for population changes.  At least that’s the theory.  In practice in...more

Why Women Legislators Matter

In a column in the New York Times this summer, Nicholas Kristoff wrote, “Nearly all of us root for fairness, not for our own sex,” and I think most people agree that there is a fundamental fairness to wanting a legislature that  reflects the full range of people living in the state....more

Women Candidates Demand Opponents Disavow Extremist Gubernatorial Candidate

Women candidates for the New York State Senate like Didi Barrett, Joanne Yepsen, Robin Wilt, and Jennifer Maertz, have been calling on their Republican opponents to disavow the Rep...more

Getting New York Above 16%

Crossposted at 16% and Rising Women currently make up only 16% of the New York State Senate—that’s only 10 out of 62.  The only states with legislatures more heavily dominated by men? Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.*...more