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Laura Bassett

These 5 Women Of Color Are Set To Make Congress A Little More Diverse

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Congress is a notoriously white, male and middle-aged legislative body. But the House of Representatives is expected to become a bit more div...

Elizabeth Warren Makes A Pitch For Democratic Women

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made her case for electing Democratic women in November during a speech to donors on Monday. “If you don’t have...

Reese Witherspoon: Women Are 'Grossly Underrepresented' In Politics

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Actress and producer Reese Witherspoon is putting the focus on women ahead of the 2014 elections. HuffPost's Sasha Bronner spoke with Witherspoon a...

STUDY: Is This Actually Hurting Women In Politics?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women

In an essay published in May, New York senator Kirsten Gillbrand emphasized the importance of increasing the number of women in politics. "Women’s v...

Democrats Call For Female Contenders In 2016

National Journal | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

At a time when President Obama is under fire for selecting an inner circle of Cabinet officials dominated by white men, Democrats are facing another u...

Laura Bassett

Behind Women's Victories: Democratic Operatives Reveal 2012 Strategy Secrets

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Republicans have offered a number of possible explanations and excuses for their losses in the 2012 election, but one thing is clear: Groups like Plan...

Politics 2012: A Landslide of Women!

Marlo Thomas | Posted 12.31.2012 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

In 1972, I was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. It was a thrill to be a representative of the American electorate -- especially that year, when women were making huge strides toward equality and the electricity of change was in the air.

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

INFOGRAPHIC: Meet The Women Running For Congress In November

HuffingtonPost.com | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Women

"Is it possible that Congress would get more done if there were more women in Congress?... I think it’s fair to say: That is almost guaranteed." ...

We Need More Heels Running Around Capitol Hill

Abby Huntsman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

Today, as women represent more than 50 percent of the population, and after more than 90 years of having the right to vote, why are we not seeing an increasing number of women in politics, either running for office or in policy making?

Are Female Voters to Blame for the Failure of Female Candidates?

Keli Goff | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

Our country's inability to elect women to the highest or even second-highest office in the land begs the uncomfortable question: if women are the majority of American voters, then does the blame for the dearth of women leaders lie with women voters?

Sam Stein

Women's Rights Groups, Progressives Grow Disgruntled With DCCC Priorities

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than a week to go before the election, women's rights groups are growing despondent about what they feel is an imbalance in th...

Jennifer Brunner: Changing the Political Paradigm

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

This post was submitted by Julie Daniels, WCF Political Programs Manager. WCF believes so strongly in Jennifer Brunner's candidacy that they sent Juli...

The Oxymoron of the Sarah Palin "Conservative Feminism" Brand

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

True feminism means giving women choices. Anything else is silly putty feminism -- stretching the word far beyond all meaning and recognition.

Brunner and Hanabusa: Great Female Candidates Ignored and Rejected

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Strange winds are blowing from Washington to Ohio to Hawaii. Why do national committees continue to tilt the playing field in favor of male candidates, without clear justification?

Putting your money where your mouth is: Supporting women across the aisle

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Will 2010 go down in history as the "Anti-Year of the Woman?" Given the track record for women candidates already this year, I would say it's a disti...

Sarah Palin's brand of "feminism" hurts women and further divides country

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

I wanted to share an incredibly important piece about Sarah Palin with you. Originally posted on WCF's Women and Politics blog, this post echoes the s...