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Nevada is the nation’s first majority-female legislature

The nation’s first female majority state legislature is currently convening in Carson  City Nevada. Only Colorado comes close, with women constituting 47 percent of its legislators. In Congress, just one in four lawmakers is a woman. And in Alabama, which just enacted an almost complete ban on abortion, women make up just 15 percent of lawmakers. Read… Continue Reading

EMILY’s List, Burton head to Nevada

By MAGGIE HABERMAN for POLITICO – The female-candidate recruiting group EMILY’s List will hold its third “Madam President” town hall in Nevada, a key presidential battleground, with a range of speakers including White House aide and Priorities USA adviser Bill Burton. The event is the latest in a series of town hall-style forums in early presidential… Continue Reading

Democrats Working To Raise Number Of Female Governors

Huffington Post – NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic Party claims to be the natural home for women. The numbers tell another story when it comes to the nation’s governors. Republicans, four women: Jan Brewer in Arizona, Susana Martinez in New Mexico, Mary Fallin in Oklahoma and Nikki Haley in South Carolina. Democrats: Maggie Hassan… Continue Reading

Democratic women eye City Hall gains

By ALEXANDER BURNS, POLITICO- The Democratic group EMILY’s List has handed out a string of endorsements in recent weeks to a group of candidates with at least one thing in common: no matter how well they do in their campaigns, none of them will be coming to Washington. That’s because the influential women’s organization is… Continue Reading

Boston Globe Endorses Elizabeth Warren

In Senate, Warren would lead where Brown has fallen short Ted Kennedy has been dead for more than three years, but his shadow hangs over the battle for his old seat between Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren. It’s the people’s seat, all right, and the citizens of Massachusetts deserve a senator who can represent… Continue Reading

Actresses Gang up On Mitt Romney’s Anti-Women Politics

Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria & Kerry Washington speak out in a new commercial directed to women about Mitt Romney in a new 30-second TV ad from Political Action. The ad, directed by Rob Reiner and his wife, Michele, features the actresses speaking to the camera about Romney’s statements that he would end funding for… Continue Reading

3 Courageous Russian Women Jailed

Moscow (CNN) — A judge found three members of the Russian female punk rock band Pussy Riot guilty of hooliganism Friday for performing a song critical of President Vladimir Putin. Judge Marina Sirovaya said the charges against the three women — Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich — were proved by witnesses and the facts.… Continue Reading

Sandra Fluke Campaigns in Colorado with President Obama

ABC News – DENVER — Trailing rival Mitt Romney in a new Colorado poll, President Obama today kicked off a two-day swing through the state by aggressively courting women voters with his signature health care law. The vigorous pitch, emphasizing the law’s popular benefits for women — from preventive care services without co-pays to mandated insurance coverage for contraceptive… Continue Reading

Nuns on Fire!

David Goldman/AP – Princess Wilson, center, joins a demonstration in support of U.S. Catholic nuns outside the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ biannual meeting on June 13, 2012, in Atlanta. By Becky Bratu, NBC News American nuns are gathering in St. Louis, Mo., this week for their organization’s yearly national assembly, where they are expected to discuss… Continue Reading