Category Archives: Features

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

Senator Kamala Harris to run for president

Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) announced today that she will seek the Democratic nomination for president. Harris made the announcement live on ABC’s’ Good Morning America and in a video featured on her website. She becomes the fourth Democratic woman to announce her intentions for president and Harris has refused to accept donations from corporate PACs.… Continue Reading

Warren plans 4-city Iowa visit this weekend

By ISABEL DOBRIN and NATASHA KORECKI, POLITICO Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Sen. Elizabeth Warren will visit four cities in Iowa this weekend, her presidential exploratory committee said Tuesday, her first trip to the early caucus state since launching her 2020 exploratory committee on Monday. The Massachusetts Democrat is scheduled to make stops in Council Bluffs, Sioux City,… Continue Reading

Elizabeth Warren Announces for President

Massachusetts Senator, Elizabeth Warren today announced she will run for president of the United States in 2020. Her social media campaign announcement included a bio video.  Learn more here: Continue Reading

Women to Watch: Paulette Jordan running for Idaho governor

State Representative Paulette Jordan, a 38-year-old member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, is running to be the first Native American woman elected as governor. Jordan says her campaign is based on the notion of inclusivity, an idea that is unusual in a political climate dominated by partisan relationships. For many, Jordan says her leadership style brings… Continue Reading

A surge of female veterans running for office in “pink wave”

A record number of women are running for the U.S. Senate and House this year, presenting a possible shift in a Congress that is currently only 20 percent female, according to Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics. It’s been called a “pink wave,” but it may have a camouflage tint. Nearly a dozen female veterans are among the women who… Continue Reading