League of Women Voters program shows teen girls they have a future in politics

League of Women Voters program shows teen girls they have a future in politics

By Sally Friedman Correspondent, Burlington County Times (New Jersey) The prophets of doom have been insisting that America’s youth are so caught up in their tech toys that they have no interest in the important issues of the day, know little about our political system, and care even less. Those doomsayers should have been atContinue Reading

New Book for Women; Confidence Code, Out Today 4/15

New Book for Women; Confidence Code, Out Today 4/15

New book defines the science and art of self-assurance. “Confidence. We know it when we see it or think we do. And we want it for ourselves. The authors of the New York Times bestseller Womenomics deconstruct this essential, elusive, and misunderstood quality and offer a blueprint to bring more of it into our lives.”Continue Reading

On Equal Pay Day, key facts about the gender pay gap

On Equal Pay Day, key facts about the gender pay gap

Pew ResearchCenter – Today marks “Equal Pay Day,” the date that symbolizes how far into the new year the average American woman would have to work to earn what the average American man did in the previous year. With a new executive order issued today, President Obama and Democrats are hoping to peg the gender wageContinue Reading

Muriel Bowser Defeats Incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray in Washington Primary

Muriel Bowser Defeats Incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray in Washington Primary

By TRIP GABRIEL, New York Times -WASHINGTON — Muriel E. Bowser, whose activist father introduced her to signature-gathering and door-knocking as a girl, won a stunning upset on Tuesday in the Democratic primary for mayor in a race that turned on the integrity of the incumbent, Vincent C. Gray. Ms. Bowser, 41, promised a “freshContinue Reading

Fourteen Emerge Wisconsin Alumna on Ballot Today

Fourteen Emerge Wisconsin Alumna on Ballot Today

Today is Election Day!  Don’t know where to vote?  Check out My Vote Wisconsin. Fourteen Emerge Wisconsin alumna are on the ballot today in Wisconsin. Emerge Wisconsin is changing the face of Wisconsin politics by identifying, training and encouraging women to run for office, get elected and to seek higher office. Our intensive, cohort-based seven-month trainingContinue Reading