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More Women, More Progress

(125) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 8:39 AM

Having women in office certainly makes a difference! In 1991, Anita Hill accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment and there were no women on the Senate Judiciary Committee. In 2013, the Senate Armed Services Committee is investigating sexual assault in the military and there are seven women...

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Surprised About Blanche Lincoln's Fight for Survival? I'm Not

(85) Comments | Posted March 4, 2010 | 9:45 AM

Cross-posted from EMILY's List

Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln is fighting for her political survival. Republicans are in full attack mode, and polls indicate she's the most vulnerable Senate incumbent in the country.

Frankly, I'm not surprised.

As I travel around the country, I've been asked repeatedly about Senator...

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The Heart of the Health Care Debate on Abortion

(19) Comments | Posted December 6, 2009 | 8:09 PM

Politics is dangerously personal for women right now.

The Washington Post featured an article earlier this week about one woman's struggle to obtain the care she needed.

It should have been a happy time. D.J. Feldman, a federal attorney, and her husband had been trying to have a baby...

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Assault on Women's Reproductive Rights Continues with a Vengeance

(260) Comments | Posted November 7, 2009 | 3:53 PM

The assault on women's reproductive rights continues with a vengeance. As Congress struggled to pass health care reform to improve the lives of America's families, anti-choice forces took advantage of the situation to mount yet another assault on abortion. They were willing to sacrifice health care reform -- even though...

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It's Time to Put More Women in Office

(11) Comments | Posted January 29, 2009 | 2:35 PM

If you're a progressive in this country, then you should be really upset that only 17 percent of the U.S. Congress is women.

At EMILY's List we are dedicated to patching this gaping hole in our representative democracy, and we've come a long way: We've helped elect...

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Kirsten Gillibrand: A Dynamic New Leader in the Senate

(103) Comments | Posted January 24, 2009 | 8:24 AM

At EMILY's List, we greeted the news that New York Governor David Paterson selected Kirsten Gillibrand to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate with cheers and celebration. How wonderful it will be to see this impressive young woman and mother add her perspectives and energy to the...

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Let the Celebration Begin!

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2009 | 9:23 AM

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.

At...

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My Dinner Party Nightmare

(10) Comments | Posted October 17, 2008 | 9:36 AM

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....

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Unleashing the Power of Women Voters

(3) Comments | Posted August 26, 2008 | 10:20 PM

Remarks as prepared for Delivery

"Before we begin the program, I wanted to say a few words about my good friend Cong. Stephanie Tubbs Jones. Last week we learned the painful news that Stephanie had died at the age of 58. Stephanie was a true champion of civil rights...

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