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Advice for Women Candidates: Know Your Advantages

Barbara Lee | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Why is women's political equality important? With more women at the table, we have more robust, inclusive dialogue about issues that matter not only to women but to families and all Americans.

Allyson Schwartz Defeat Signals Significant Roadblocks Ahead for Women Candidates

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

Time to ignore the speed limit and speed around the roadblocks, girlfriends.

GOP Female Candidate Recruiter Clueless About Party's Problem With Women

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

A Republican congresswoman tasked with recruiting women candidates to run for the House couldn't identify a reason for why her party has recruited few...

Samantha Lachman

Gabrielle Giffords: 'Strong Women Get Things Done'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- EMILY's List, an advocacy group dedicated to electing Democratic women to office, hosted an awards dinner Tuesday night where a distinct...

Laura Bassett

Group Dedicated To Getting Women Elected Hits Big Milestone

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

When Pat Spearman, an African-American, lesbian military veteran, ran against Nevada State Sen. John Lee, a conservative Democrat, in the 2012 primary...

Women Running for Governor: Three Things to Watch For in 2014 Races

Barbara Lee | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

We know women have to jump through hoops to do well at the polls -- be qualified, likable, warm, strong, competent, compassionate, polished but not too pretty -- and the list goes on. Time and again, we see women up for the challenge.

Laura Bassett

House GOP Disapproval Opens Doors For Women Candidates In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

As Republican congressmen take the brunt of the blame for the government shutdown, a group of female challengers to ten of the most vulnerable GOP inc...

Laura Bassett

New Women Candidates For 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee added nine new recruits to its top tier list of candidates for 2014 this week, and seven of them are w...

Wendy Davis and Julian Castro Are the Texas Future; Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott Are the Texas Past

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The hour will soon arrive when Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) announces whether she will run for governor, and if she does, Texas politics will never be the same.

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...

Amanda Terkel

Will 2012 See More Women In State Legislatures?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While women are on track to increase their representation in Congress, their prospects are less certain in state legislatures. A rec...

2012 On Track To Be A Milestone Election For Women House Candidates

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

The 2012 election cycle is on track to break the record for the highest number of female candidates running for House seats in the general election, a...

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?

Standing Up to Street Harassment

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.29.2011 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Here are three things to think about before we continue to tell our daughters to ignore a lifetime of "cat" calls, sexually explicit comments and sexist remarks.

Women in Politics: An Equality Emergency

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

While the mid-term elections involved the constant media coverage of several female candidates (O'Donnell, Angle, McMahon, et al), the current tally s...

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...

America's Evita? Sarah Palin

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

While Peron and Palin's political rise and ideological persuasions are as different as the North and South Poles, their similarities as leaders are striking. Their styles are populist, plain and simple.

Sarah Palin's 'Mama Grizzlies' Don't Speak for Women or GOP

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Since 81% of Americans believe that individuals should have control over their own important life decisions, Palin's staunchly anti-choice beliefs are in direct contradiction of the majority of not just her party, but everyone.

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...

2010 Midterms: Why All Women Candidates Matter

Barbara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Lee

As of Tuesday, five women candidates for Governor have won primaries in four states--California, Maine, New Mexico, and South Carolina.

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.

Big Victories for Women Candidates Bring Big Questions

Jehmu Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jehmu Greene

Sarah Palin is not Hillary Clinton, Jan Brewer is not Janet Napolitano, and last night's winners still need to prove how they will represent the sentiment, values, and rights of women.

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...