Category Archives: Must Reads

EDITORIAL: War on Women

New York Times – Republicans in the House of Representatives are mounting an assault on women’s health and freedom that would deny millions of women access to affordable contraception and life-saving cancer screenings and cut nutritional support for millions of newborn babies in struggling families. And this is just the beginning. The budget bill pushed… Continue Reading

The Politics of Mother’s Milk

Nancy Watzman, The Sunlight Foundation – You may have heard the old adage that “money is the mother’s milk of politics,” but money also has a lot to do with the politics of mother’s milk. Last week Rep. Michele Bachmann, R., Minn., criticized Michelle Obama for announcing that she would work to encourage breastfeeding as part of… Continue Reading

Why we need women in the war zone

by Kim Barker for The New York Times -THOUSANDS of men blocked the road, surrounding the S.U.V. of the chief justice of Pakistan, a national hero for standing up to military rule. As a correspondent for The Chicago Tribune, I knew I couldn’t just watch from behind a car window. I had to get out… Continue Reading

Female Lawmakers Carry the Banner for Gun Control

By Sharon Johnson,WeNews senior correspondent Gun-control bills authored by Carolyn McCarthy and Barbara Boxer have been gaining co-sponsors in the aftermath of the shooting in Tucson, Ariz. Chicago’s Jan Schakowsky calls the congressional gender gap a major hurdle in limiting firearms. Republicans and conservative Democrats have ambushed bills limiting firearms since 1994, but two veteran… Continue Reading

Senate women’s civility pact

by Erika Lovely, Politico – It’s something you almost never see in Senate politics: one female senator attacking another, even when they’re on opposite sides of an issue. Among the 17 female senators, it amounts to an informal nonaggression pact. In the male-dominated, tradition-bound Senate chamber, their desire to recapture a long lost sense of… Continue Reading

Former Lexington Mayor Teresa Isaac conducts campaign workshops for women in Uganda

U.S.  Speaker conducts Campaign Strategy and Election workshops for Women As part of the U.S. Government’s efforts to support democratic development in Uganda, former Lexington, Kentucky Mayor Teresa Isaac led four Campaign Strategy and Election workshops for women in Hoima, Amuru, Kumi, and Rukungiri from January 10 through January 21, 2011. Participants included women leaders,… Continue Reading