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New Yorker Cynthia Nixon Announces Run for Governor

Activist for education and social justice and Sex in the City actress Cynthia Nixon announced her bid for governor of New York today. Nixon faces incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary this fall.  The candidate announced through an Act Blue account and Twitter.   Watch Cynthia Nixon’s announcement video here: Continue Reading

ElectWomen Movement 10 Years Later

By Kathy Groob- When I founded ElectWomen in 2008, I had just come off of a disappointing election falling .03 percent shy of a victory for the Kentucky State Senate. And with cheating and a subsequent cover up of machine malfunction/malfeasance, I was in the dumps, looking for a way to turn my defeat into… Continue Reading

BREAKING NEWS: Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith to Replace Franken in U.S. Senate

Today the governor of Minnesota has announced that he will appoint Democratic Lt. Governor Tina Smith to replace the recently resigned, U.S. Senator Al Franken. Governor Mark Dayton will announce the appointment on Wednesday morning, and Smith, 59, will run in a special election for the seat next year, the newspaper said. Read more here: Continue Reading

She Should Run Issues Statement on Historic Night for Women

WASHINGTON, DC –  The following statement is from Erin Loos Cutraro, founder and CEO of She Should Run on the historic elections in New Jersey, Virginia and around the country: “Before a single ballot was cast, this was an historic election for women. The tremendous rise of women, of all political stripes, to run for… Continue Reading

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: 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