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We Need More Women in Governorships

Gov. Peter Shumlin | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Gov. Peter Shumlin

For every piece of good news we hear about women assuming new leadership roles, there is more evidence that our current political culture fails to encourage qualified women to run for office.

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.

Madame President: What Will It Take?

Barbara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Lee

As someone who works to advance women's equality in American politics, Presidents Day begs the same question every year: What will it take for the U.S. to elect a woman president?