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Moms Deserve More Than Lip Service From Candidates

Martha Burk | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

If Trump really loves women and is serious about getting their votes, let us hear his plan to fix a system that doesn't work for moms. The majority of mothers, like fathers, now work outside the home -- they need the money to support their families.

Women Are Not Idiots, Governor Kasich

Martha Burk | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

Sorry, John. Female voters are listening carefully -- very carefully -- and women are not stupid. They know doublespeak when they hear it, and they just got an earful of it from you.

The Importance of Telling the Story -- Crusade for the Vote

Joan Wages | Posted 11.16.2015 | Women
Joan Wages

As we work to inspire, educate and empower others by integrating women's history as part of the distinctive culture of the United States, we applaud the writers and producers of Suffragette who recognized the need to expand awareness about this significant moment in Britain's history.

One Woman Onstage Won't Save the GOP

Martha Burk | Posted 09.13.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

As for issues like paid family leave and keeping Social Security intact that would make the lives of women better, Carly Fiorina's campaign statements are resoundingly silent.

The Republican Debate -- Who's the Loser?

Martha Burk | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Elbowing for the bottom rung has been fierce, but there's plenty of material on those we know will be on the podium. Whether you tune in to the Republican debate or not, know this: No matter who wins, women lose.

7 Things America's First Female Presidential Candidate Can Teach You

Nicole Evelina | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Nicole Evelina

Nope, Hillary wasn't the first. Before her there was Victoria C. Woodhull. I hear you asking, "Victoria who?" Most people haven't ever heard of this 19th century female suffrage icon, but she was a revolutionary woman before her time. Here are seven things she can teach us about being strong, modern women.

Women's History Inspires an Invincible Attitude

Joan Wages | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Joan Wages

The fact is, Susan B. Anthony was a remarkable woman, and as February 15th was her birthday, it seems a good time to honor her lifetime of advocating for women's rights by sharing a bit about her in this week's post.

Celebrate MLK, But Honor One Who Went Before Him

Martha Burk | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Known by all as the strongest advocate for equal rights for African Americans using non-violence, King has become a giant in the history of the quest for civil liberty and social justice.

Showing Their Strength: Women of Color an Undeniable Force Among American Voters

Maya L. Harris | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Maya L. Harris

As the fastest-growing segment of the nation's largest voting bloc and the most active segment of the emerging majority vote, women of color are a key voting bloc with the power to affect electoral and policy outcomes.

Why I'm Ignoring Kimberly Guilfoyle (And You Should Too)

Jaime Zucker | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Jaime Zucker

While she does not say at what age the experience switch shifts on, we can guess from her next quip that it must be around the time young women stop receiving messages on Tinder.

Women: Turn Out Before Your Rights Are Turned Back

Martha Burk | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Females are the majority of voters, and they're a super-majority when they're joined by men who care about them. Women can control any election, and we'd better make it happen. If not, super-conservative legislative majorities will control our most private decisions.

The Women's Vote: Ebola or Equal Pay?

Martha Burk | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Ebola-hawking candidates are trying for a bait and switch, but my bet's on women. Voting for someone who plays on Ebola fears while denying female workers a chance at equal pay is a fool's game -- and female voters are not fools.

Women, Vote Yourselves a Raise

Martha Burk | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

America goes to the polls in less than 3 weeks, there's a lot at stake for the majority of voters -- namely women. Unfortunately women also make up another majority -- those working for our pathetic $7.25 an hour minimum wage.

Women and the Elections: What's at Stake?

Martha Burk | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Love it or hate it, we're in the home stretch of election season and we'd better start thinking about how we're going to vote. Especially women and the men who care about them.

Finally: A Solution to Your Outrage About the State of Women's Rights

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

If you live in New York State, you can actually help change things and codify equal rights for women by voting for the Women's Equality Party on Election Day.

Women, Hobby Lobby and the GOP: Hell to Pay in November?

Martha Burk | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Republicans have been saying that the "war on women" Democrats accuse them of waging is a fake issue. Really? If it's not a war, it's one hell of a frontal assault. We'll see if women remember in November.

Advice From My Mother And Grandmother, From Chelsea Clinton (VIDEO)

Posted 03.17.2014 | Home

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, had a brilliant response to the question, “What is the best advice your mother gave you?” ...

Presidents Day: Time for a Female in the White House?

Martha Burk | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

This year on President's Day I want to honor our female presidents. Oh, I forgot. There aren't any. You'd think it was against the law or something. It probably would have been if the founding fathers had thought of it.

93 Years of Women Voting: Are We Using This Right to Drive the Change We Need?

Kate Michelman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Women
Kate Michelman

Today, as we celebrate our hard-fought right to vote, let's remind women of the importance of leveraging that right to ensure full participation in electing and re-electing leaders who are committed to women's equality.

Mind the Leadership Gap: Lessons From Women's Suffrage

Donna P. Hall | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Donna P. Hall

Despite the progress women have made over the last two centuries, there is still much more to be done. Let's be inspired and galvanized by the passion of the suffragists to be the ones who determine our place in society as leaders.

Christie's 2016 De-Positioning Clinic

Alan Kelly | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Alan Kelly

Christie is a candidate-in-waiting who knows already how he'll counter Paul and Jindal, how he'll marginalize Walker, and how he'll compete, ultimately he hopes, with Hillary.

Boehner's Half Right on Women, and the Polls Prove It

Martha Burk | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

House Speaker John Boehner told reporters the GOP's abortion ban that passed the House 228-196 on Tuesday won't change the party's relationship with women. He's half right. It won't change the party's relationship with women, because women already hate the GOP.

Payback Time for Hispanics? An Interview With Maria Hinojosa

Martha Burk | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

At 16 percent of the electorate, Hispanics are nation's largest minority group, and you can bet they will be looking for a new direction from the president.

Women Won This Election: The End of 'Mad Men' Politics

Brenda Peterson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Women
Brenda Peterson

Is the dominance of white, male voters in this country finally history?

Why Women Should Demand Payback for Helping President Obama

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I don't mean to sound ungrateful. President Obama has shown a great deal of support for women on many levels, starting with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. However, it's time for the President to go beyond that.