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The Words My Daughters and I Use to Describe This Election

Hayden Bixby | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women
Hayden Bixby

Newly-(re)elected dudes and sisters, please don't screw this up. There's still a lot of work to do.

Tuesday's Real Winners and Losers

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The real winners and losers are the constituents and causes who did battle on the ground and on the airwaves, and whose lives and livelihoods will be influenced by what happens over the next four years and beyond.

GOP Plans for Women? Empty Binders

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Watch the debates and learn more about EMILY's List's incredible pro-choice Democratic women. Because when you listen to what they have to say about things like healthcare access, equal pay, and economic security, your choice at the ballot box will be an easy one.

Laura Bassett

Anti-Abortion Group Attempting New 'Sting' Of Women's Advocacy Groups | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

An anti-abortion activist group notorious for its undercover "sting" operations on Planned Parenthood is currently attempting a similar secret investi...

Moms, Grandmothers, and Math

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

When Paul Ryan sits down to debate Joe Biden this week, he'll have some explaining to do. Why does his budget go after so many programs that have helped to grow and strengthen the middle class, including his own family?

Presenting the Clear Choice for Women

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

When we told them about the Republicans' attempt to block the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which 71 percent of them said was a convincing reason to not vote Republican, one woman spoke for millions across the country when she asked, "What is this, the Stone Age?"

Rise Of The Female Mega-Donor?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.28.2012 | Women

The gender gap may be starting to close ... when it comes to political donations, at least. The 2012 election cycle has focused largely on women v...

Todd Akin Is Not Backing Down, and We Won't Either

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

If women want to have access to health care, education, and economic opportunity, we can't let Akin win. The stakes couldn't possibly be higher.

The Hits, They Keep on Coming

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Forcible rape. I don't think many people would have guessed that it would be one of the defining phrases of the 2012 elections. But, there's not much about today's Republican Party that any one of us could have seen coming.

Scott Brown 'Lying' About Abortion Stance?

Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on An abortion rights group says that Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts is "straight-up l...

Ashley Judd Says She Might Run For Office

Tres Sugar | Posted 09.06.2012 | Women

You know there are not enough women in Congress when lawmakers convene a panel on contraception that doesn't include a single woman — which happened...

It's All On the Table. That's What We're Talking About This Week

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

We can re-elect President Obama, who we've seen stand up for women time and time again. Or we can let a Romney/Ryan White House send us back to the Dark Ages.

Connecticut Ticking Down to the November Election

Mary Ann West | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Although the outcome of the Connecticut primary elections normally draws a yawn, it was not surprising that both party-endorsed favorites won the nod for the soon to be retiring U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman's seat.

NARAL Breaks With EMILY's List In Senate Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

The U.S. Senate race in Connecticut has caused a split between two prominent pro-choice groups, which are now backing different Democratic candidates ...

It Will Be the Best of Times

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

I'm inspired by the women I'm seeing every day -- in airports and coffee shops and campaign headquarters, who know what's at stake and are rolling up their sleeves getting things done.

Get Talking

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Women across this country need to recognize their role in the democratic process -- not only are they voters, but they can be a valuable and powerful campaign resource. I challenge women to recognize that in themselves.

From the Soccer Field to the Senate Floor

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Sports and politics have so much in common we often use the same terminology. You know how they say strong teams have a deep bench? We have the same theory at EMILY's List, where we are always working to building a pipeline of future leaders.

Amanda Terkel

There May Be No Female Democratic Governors Left After 2012 Elections | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are currently two Democratic female governors in the entire nation. After November, there may be zero. While four Republican fe...

Women: We Want You on the Political Battlefield

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

If Maggie Hassan, a Democratic candidate for governor in New Hampshire, isn't elected, there will be zero Democratic women governors in the United States. Not one.

Doing It for Our Moms

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Gabriel Giffords beamed at her mom throughout Gloria's speech. Gloria was firm about one thing: Gabby was determined, she was focused, she wasn't done yet.

One Chance for a Democratic Woman Governor

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Women legislators recognize the difference between legislating for women and families and legislating at them. When more women hold office it changes the conversation. It changes from a conversation about women to a conversation with women -- and that difference is huge.

Why Women Should Wage War on Big Money in Politics

Blair Bowie | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Blair Bowie

It's said that there are two types of power: people and money. However, those two are not weighted equally. So despite being a coveted "voting bloc," as long as women earn less than men, we lack the political power to even control the conversation about our own "issues."

War on Caterpillars? Absurd. GOP War on Women? Reality.

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus called the GOP's War on Women "fictional... It's a fiction because, No. 1, there is no war on women." There is no war on women? He seems to think that the only issue in the War on Women is abortion. To put it simply, he couldn't be more wrong.

Matt Sledge

Olympia Snowe Laments Death Of Bipartisanship, 'Retro' Contraception Debate | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe received an enthusiastic response at a gala on Monday meant to spur more women to run for elective office. The re...

Where Are the Women in 2012? Running for Office!

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Rather than standing down, women are stepping forward in greater numbers than ever -- as activists, as donors, and as candidates. In fact, 2012 is actually poised to be a historic year for women candidates.