Category Archives: States News

New Power Player in Missouri Politics – HARRIETT’S LIST

by Kathy Groob, Publisher ElectWomen Magazine Yesterday a new organization dedicated to electing progressive Democratic women to the state legislature and state-wide office was born.  Harriett’s List, founded after the former Missouri Lt. Governor Harriett Woods, was formally launched Tuesday at a ceremony at University City, Missouri.  “To continue Harriett’s legacy of putting women in… Continue Reading

ANNIE’S LIST – A Modern Day Women’s Movement with Roots Steeped in Texas Politics

By Kathy Groob, Publisher ElectWomen Magazine No, Annie’s List of Texas is not named for former Governor Ann Richards but for a lesser known “Annie”, Dr. Annie Webb Blanton, a trailblazer and the first woman elected to statewide office in Texas in 1918.  Annie Blanton fought against tough odds and ruthless political tactics to be… Continue Reading

Ten Years Making a Difference for Georgia Women

by Kathy Groob They are businesswomen, psychologists, attorneys, activists and government officials.  Strong, smart women from Georgia came together 10 years ago this fall to provide support and funding for Democratic women candidates.  Georgia’s WIN List has grown to over 5,000 donors and contributed $60,000 to endorsed female candidates in the 2008 election cycle. “Early… Continue Reading

Ready to Run Nebraska Gearing Up for Fall Program

Women in Nebraska will come together on October 10th for Ready to Run, a political campaign school for women.  Ten women who have participated in Ready to Run™ workshops over the past few years were elected to office in Nebraska. Bonnie Coffey, former director of the Lincoln-Lancaster Women’s Commission and the current president of the National… Continue Reading

Virginia’s Political Champion: Senator Yvonne B. Miller

By Jessica Smocer, Virginia’s Farm Team Senator Yvonne B. Miller’s resume is nothing short of remarkable. The eldest of 13 children, she was born in Edenton, North Carolina, but moved to Norfolk, Va. Faced with segregation and the massive resistance of the times, she earned her teaching degree from Virginia State College in 1956; her Master’s degree from… Continue Reading

Madeleine Kunin Ignites Energy in Indiana Women

100 Indiana Women Celebrate Spring With Politics Amid the spring blossoms and stately halls of the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, nearly 100 members and guests of the Indiana Democratic Women’s Caucus Political Action Committee enjoyed an evening of politics on Saturday, March 28th.  Former Vermont Governor and author of Pearls, Politics & Power, Madeleine… Continue Reading