Category Archives: Features

Rachel Roberts Files for Kentucky House District 67 Open Seat

Frankfort, KY—Today Rachel Roberts (D-Newport) filed to run in the 2020 Primary Election for Kentucky House of Representatives, District 67, recently vacated by former Representative Dennis Keene. Roberts, a Newport business owner and entrepreneur, ran for State Senate in Campbell, Bracken and Pendleton Counties in 2018 and built a groundswell of support, particularly among newer… Continue Reading

More than 80% of Women Winning-endorsed candidates win in 2019

Saint Paul, Minn. – On November 5th, pro-choice women were elected to critical local offices in sweeping victories across Minnesota — more than 80% of Women Winning’s 34 endorsed candidates were elected to School Boards, City Councils, County Boards, and Mayor’s Offices. Results from two races, which including leading pro-choice women candidates, have yet to… Continue Reading

Elizabeth Warren Spoke Directly to Working Women at Huge NYC Rally

by Kathy Groob, Electwomen Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for president drew thousands to Washington Square Park in New York City last evening where the candidate honored and spoke directly to working women. Speaking just minutes from the site of the infamous 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, Warren invoked the sacrifice and accomplishments made by women to… Continue Reading

Valerie Plame Releases Badass Campaign Commercial

Former CIA spy, Valerie Plame is running for Congress in New Mexico. And she’s not holding back in her new announcement video. Watch here: Plame was famously outed as a CIA agent during the Bush administration after her husband, the US diplomat Joseph C. Wilson IV, wrote an op-ed raising questions about the justifications for… Continue Reading

Ohio’s Jennifer Brunner to Run for Supreme Court

Former Ohio Secretary of State, Judge Jennifer Brunner, announced she will run for Ohio Supreme Court in 2020. Brunner is a recipient of the Kennedy Profiles in Courage award. Brunner has served on the 10th District Court of Appeals since late 2014 and also previously served as a Franklin County Common Pleas Court judge. For… Continue Reading

Wendy Davis announces run for Congress

WASHINGTON — Former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis is running for Congress. Early Monday morning, Davis announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination in Central Texas’ 21st District. She is challenging U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, a freshman Republican from Austin. She made her intentions known in a biographical video, narrated in part with archival footage from her late father,… Continue Reading

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

Lori Lightfoot Elected Chicago Mayor

NBC News – By Phil Helsel and Associated Press“Today, you did more than make history,” Lightfoot said. “You created a movement for change.” Lightfoot, 56, who was an assistant U.S. attorney before she entered private practice, has never held elective office before. The runoff election was bound to be historic, as either of the two candidates… Continue Reading

Senator Amy Klobuchar Announces Bid for President

In an outdoor announcement in snowy Minneapolis, Senator Amy Klobuchar announced today that she is running for president of the United States in the Democratic primary in 2020. “We are tired of the shutdowns and the showdowns, the gridlock and the grandstanding,” Klobuchar said in a speech to supporters. “Our nation must be governed not… Continue Reading