Category Archives: Features

Loretta Lynch Confirmed as U.S. Attorney General

After waiting five months to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Loretta Lynch becomes the nation’s first African-American female attorney general, the top post in the Justice Cabinet.  Her nomination was held up over a human trafficking debate in the Senate.  Never before has an attorney general confirmation  been delayed this long. Lynch was confirmed…Continue Reading

Women at the White House Correspondents Dinner? SNL’s Cecily Strong Headlines this Weekend’s Event

By Beverly Wettenstein – The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is Saturday, April 25. – read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beverly-wettenstein/funny-girl-gig-cecily-str_b_7091420.html Did you know female WHCA members were barred from attending the Dinner until they protested to President John F. Kennedy in 1962?   Currently three of the top four officers are female.  Read more about female journalists, comedians…Continue Reading

Hillary Clinton: The Social Media Sensation

Trying to find the Hillary Clinton Twitter page that is the real deal, the bonafide one true page is no easy task.  I’ve lost count on how many pro and con Hillary Clinton Twitter pages there are, because at least one or two new ones springs up each day. There is the powerful group @ReadyForHillary.…Continue Reading

Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid in YouTube Video

Hillary Clinton announced she is running for president on Sunday, April 12, 2015; 20 months before Election Day 2016. Her new video went viral immediately, which features ordinary Americans talking about getting ready for change and for a new day.  Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uY7gLZDmn4. Using the slogan, “Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want…Continue Reading

Catherine Cortez Masto Running for Harry Reid’s Seat

By Alexis Levinson for The Hill –  Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, the preferred Democratic successor of retiring Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, will run for the minority leader’s seat. “Catherine Cortez Masto fights to protect Nevada’s seniors, children, women, consumers, and homeowners,” her new Senate website states. “She did it as a prosecutor. She did it…Continue Reading

Barbara Lee Family Foundation and The Center for American Women and Politics Launch Gender Watch Program

Two women’s powerhouse organizations have joined forces to track, analyze and illuminate gender dynamics in the 2016 presidential election in a project titled Presidential Gender Watch 2016. The Barbara Lee Family Foundation and The Center for American Women and Politics draws upon the research and expertise of both partner organizations, as well as other experts, to…Continue Reading

Tammy Duckworth running for Senate

POLITICO – In a YouTube video posted Monday morning, Illinois Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth announced her bid for Senate against incumbent GOP Sen. Mark Kirk. “I’m running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it’s time for Washington to be held accountable and put Illinois’ families and communities first,” she says in a straight-to-camera shot.…Continue Reading

Elle Magazine’s 2015 Top List of Washington Power Women

By Kathy Groob, ElectWomen – This week, Elle Magazine unveiled its 2015 list of Washington DC’s power women. The list of ten women join an impressive list of powerful alums that include DNC Party Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Senator Susan Collins. A a dinner…Continue Reading