Tammy Duckworth running for Senate

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.…

Elle Magazine’s 2015 Top List of Washington Power Women

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…

Friday’s Find: Our Disappointing Global Ranking

Friday’s Find: Our Disappointing Global Ranking

By Kathy Groob, ElectWomen – The percentage of women in parliaments (Congress) around globe continues to soar, although only three countries are at 50% or above. Quotas for electing women representatives has improved women’s standing in several countries. Startling to many, The United States is tied at 72nd with Panama, with just shy of twenty…

Women Who Run Things Series Begins This Week on Morning Joe/Morning Mika

Women Who Run Things Series Begins This Week on Morning Joe/Morning Mika

MSNBC’s political morning show, Morning Joe, will feature a series this week titled, Women Who Run Things. This morning’s kick-off segment featured Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake discusses the relationship between the city and its police force and if she’s running for Barbara Mikulski’s Senate seat. Tune in weekdays starting at 6 a.m. on MSNBC. The…