Category Archives: Features

Annette Taddeo Wins Florida Special Election Tuesday, Flipping Seat from Red to Blue

State Senator-elect Annette Taddeo became the first Latina woman elected to the Florida State Senate on Tuesday in a special election. Defeating Republican  Rep. Jose Felix Diaz in the Miami-area swing area, Taddeo’s win flipped the seat from Republican to Democratically held.  The Colombia-born Democrat, who has never held public office, defeated former state Rep. Jose Felix… Continue Reading

Wonder Woman Helene Neville Crosses Finish Line

A four-time cancer survivor, nurse, author, speaker and advocate for women, Helene Neville completed her mission today as she crossed the finish line in Nevada. Helene Neville is the first WOMAN to run solo across the United States. She ran across all 48 states in the Continental United States, often stopping at state capitols, wearing her… Continue Reading

Female Fighter Pilot Runs for Congress

Based on the immediate, widespread national and statewide media coverage, Amy McGrath of Kentucky has had an amazing rollout to her campaign for Congress in Kentucky’s 6th District. CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post and many local and national news outlets are running her riveting announcement video. Hashtag #AmyMcGrath is trending on Twitter. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcjG2fK7kNk#action=share/. Amy… Continue Reading

Women Outvoted Men Again in 2016

Women voted in greater numbers and higher proportions than men in 2016, consistent with patterns evident in all presidential elections since 1980, according to a new fact sheet from the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University New Brunswick. CAWP reported on the latest… Continue Reading

Half of All Candidates Running for Office Should Be Women

SHE SHOULD RUN launches 250Kby2030 to ensure that 50% of candidates for the 500,000 elected offices in the U.S.  are women by 2030 WASHINGTON, DC (July 18) –  The United States has over 500,000 elected positions and less than 25 percent of those offices are currently held by women. Today, She Should Run unveiled a bold,… Continue Reading

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Enters Race for Ohio Governor

The youngest woman ever elected to the Dayton Ohio City Commissioner at age 29, Nan Whaley, is now looking to become the first woman elected as Ohio’s governor.* 41-year-old Whaley has entered a crowded Democratic primary field that includes two other former elected women and a state senator. Running to make a difference for everyday,… Continue Reading

Helene Neville On the Run for Women

We are so proud of Helene Neville, the One on the Run woman who runs across the United States in support of cancer research, women’s issues and women in politics. You can read more about her journeys here. Pictured here, Helene is at the state capitol of Missouri in Jefferson City. In 2017, she will run… Continue Reading

EMILY’s List Announces New Executive Director

By Philip Rucker, Washington Post  Emily’s List, one of the most influential women’s groups in national politics, has hired a former state legislative leader from Maine to be its executive director with the aim of helping scores of female candidates prevail in next year’s midterm elections. Emily Cain, who helped lead fellow Democrats to the… Continue Reading

What it will take for women to win

Women are more politically mobilized than ever before — but that’s not enough to get them into office. A POLITICO investigation reveals what’s really stopping women from breaking through. By AMANDA RIPLEY Photography and Video by REENA FLORES Illustrations by ELLEN WEINSTEIN | 06/12/17 05:00 AM EDT One morning this spring, 80 women of different… Continue Reading