Category Archives: Recent News

Wendy Davis tells Democrats she’s in

By ALEXANDER BURNS, POLITICO – Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis and her advisers have begun informing influential Democrats that she intends to run for governor in 2014, according to multiple sources familiar with Davis’s conversations. The Fort Worth legislator made a national name for herself in June when she mounted a filibuster against new proposed abortion… Continue Reading

NOW Speaks out on removal of Montana Judge

NOW Stands with Activist Calling for Removal of Montana Judge Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill September 25, 2013 The National Organization for Women is proud of the work Montana NOW has undertaken to remove Judge G. Todd Baugh from the bench by filing an official complaint with the Montana Judicial Standards Commission. Baugh has… Continue Reading

New York League of Women Voters Holds Voter Registration in NYC Today

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY IN BRYANT PARK Tuesday, September 24 11:00AM-3:00PM  Bryant Park, Upper Terrace  Hear from our exciting partner groups and the NYC League of Women Voters at the 1:00 PM Presentation  Enjoy music, vote-themed giveaways, and 2013 NYC Election Information Meet America Ferrera Actor, Activist and Voto Latino Representative Elisabeth MacNamara, National President,… Continue Reading

Protections for women needed across globe

Two prominent headlines in Monday’s New York Times address the growing need for women across the globe to be protected from violence and sexual abuse. ITALY New York Times – ROME — Responding to the persistent problem of violence against women, Prime Minister Enrico Letta this month announced “very harsh, very tough” measures to counter domestic… Continue Reading

NPR: Wendy Davis to Decide on Governor’s Race Soon

by LIZ HALLORAN, NPR – Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis speaks at a Washington, D.C., fundraiser last month. Official Washington has fled for dog-day vacations few deserved, leaving the nation’s capital a bit languid and bereft of news. Enter, as if on cue, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis of abortion bill filibuster fame, with a speech… Continue Reading

Kentucky Senate Poll Shows Alison Lundergan Grimes A Serious Threat To Unpopular Mitch McConnell

Huffington Post – New poll numbers released on Thursday hold troubling signs for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). According to the survey — conducted by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling on behalf of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy For America — Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Democratic secretary of state who officially… Continue Reading