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Proof That Women Are the Better Dealmakers in the Senate

New York Times – A couple of enterprising Harvard University students have uncovered proof of what women in the United States Senate have long suspected and claimed: They really are better than men at working together, passing bills and cutting bipartisan deals. Inspired by a recent article in The New York Times about women in…Continue Reading

Oklahoma’s Sally’s List to Hold Powerful Women Lunch March 5th

Sally’s List, the Oklahoma organization dedicated to training and electing progressive women for public office is holding its third annual Powerful Women Luncheon on March 5th featuring former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. This year the organization is celebrating the role of women in leadership with the theme Powerful Women.  Tickets are on sale now: The event…Continue Reading

CAWP News – Up to Six Women Governors

When Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown succeeds the resigning Governor John Kitzhaber on Wednesday, February 18, she will join five other women as chief executives in the states for a total of three Democrats and three Republicans. Brown will be Oregon’s second woman governor, following in the footsteps of Barbara Roberts, who served from…Continue Reading

Meet Oregon’s New Governor, Kate Brown, Being Sworn in Today

The Statesman Journal – Secretary of State Kate Brown will be sworn in asOregon’s 38th governor at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning in a relatively brief inauguration ceremony following Gov. John Kitzhaber’s Friday decision to resign. In a statement Tuesday, she said she would “lay out a series of immediate reforms needed to restore the public’s trust…Continue Reading

How to Be Young and Female in Congress

By Elizabeth Holtzman – POLITICO Magazine – In January 1973, I was sworn in as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress—even though, at the time, I had no idea that I had set a new record. The press wasn’t paying attention, and I just assumed that because the constitutional minimum age was 25 and…Continue Reading

Running Start Accepting Applications until Feb. 15th

Running Start, the organization dedicated to empowering and training high school women to be future leaders, is accepting applications through February 15, 2015 for its 2015 YWPL class of 50 high school women training program in Washington DC. The program takes place July 6-12, 2015 and the program fee is $1,750 which includes room and…Continue Reading

9 political campaign tips – The Campaign Workshop

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN TIPS: #WINNING Good political campaign advice can help get a campaign a good start. Here are 9 essential bits of political campaign advice to get your campaign moving in the right direction: 1. Don’t run unless you have a chance to win. There is a political campaign legend that if you run enough…Continue Reading

Iowa Politics News: First Democrat Jumps Into Targeted Race

By Emily Cahn, Roll Call –  Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman Monica Vernon announced her candidacy for Iowa’s 1st District on Thursday, she announced Thursday, marking the first Democrat in a race that will top the party’s target list in 2016. “Northeast Iowans deserve a representative in Congress with a track record of solving problems and getting…Continue Reading