Posts Tagged Election

Wendy Davis is running for Texas governor!

Updated: We’ve been hoping for and anticipating this news for a while, but it’s finally here: Wendy Davis just announced that she is running for Texas governor:

“Thirty-two years ago, I walked across this stage, the granddaughter of farmers from Muleshoe, Texas, who could only afford to rent the land they farmed,” Davis said at the Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City, Texas, the same venue where she received her high school diploma.

“I had no real idea what the future looked like. Today, I see it pretty clearly. It’s looking right at me. It’s you. It’s all of you. And all of you deserve to have your voices heard. Because our future is brightest when ...

Updated: We’ve been hoping for and anticipating this news for a while, but it’s finally here: Wendy Davis just announced that she is running for Texas governor:

“Thirty-two years ago, I walked across ...

EMILY’s List Celebrates 2012 Milestones

I was honored to attend the EMILY’s List 2nd Inaugural Brunch over the weekend to not only celebrate the re-election of President Obama, but also the historic victories for women this election cycle.  Thanks to EMILY’s list, during the 2011- 2012 election cycle, we “elect[ed] a historic number of candidates – the only pro-choice Democratic woman governor in the country, 19 new women to the House, six Senate incumbents, and three new Senators – all the first women to represent their states in the Senate. And this cycle, women we’ve helped elect include the first Hindu and first female combat veterans to serve in the House, the first openly gay Senator, and the first Asian American woman ...

I was honored to attend the EMILY’s List 2nd Inaugural Brunch over the weekend to not only celebrate the re-election of President Obama, but also the historic victories for women this election cycle.  Thanks ...

What we missed: favorite post-election images edition

It’s been a big day. Frankly, we’re all experiencing a bit of election fatigue and are somewhat tired of reading election-related news and analysis (although there is plenty of great stuff out there). Instead, here are some of our favorite images from the post-election news cycle!

The Obamas take a victory lap on election night 2012. Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images.

Beyonce celebrates the victory with a saucy if short-lived (it was quickly taken down) post on her Tumblr.

It’s been a big day. Frankly, we’re all experiencing a bit of election fatigue and are somewhat tired of reading election-related news and analysis (although there is plenty of great stuff out there). Instead, here are ...

‘It’s not a traditional America anymore.’

Some of us might have well considered the first term of the first African American President was a dream. A sweet dream that would come to end as we were all loss in the deluge of insider baseball talk between pundits, strategists, and pollsters. Watching last nights acceptance speech, I’d wondered in the back of Obama’s mind, he’d wondered too if  this sweet dream of his first four years would extend to another four. A break and and a swell to a rise, President Obama nod’s to his 2004 speech:

America, I believe we can build on the progress we’ve made and continue to fight for new jobs and new opportunity and new security for the middle class. I believe we ...

Some of us might have well considered the first term of the first African American President was a dream. A sweet dream that would come to end as we were all loss in the deluge of insider ...

Quick hit: By conflating sex work with trafficking, CA’s newly passed Prop 35 does more harm than good

“Under Prop 35, anyone involved in the sex trade could potentially be viewed as being involved in trafficking, and could face all of the criminal penalties associated with this redefinition of who is involved in “trafficking,” which include fines of between $500,000 and $1 million and prison sentences ranging from five years to life. This is in addition to having to register as a sex offender, and surrender to lifelong internet monitoring: that is, turning over all of one’s “internet identifiers,” which includes “any electronic mail address, user name, screen name, or similar identifier used for the purpose of Internet forum discussions, Internet chat room discussion, instant messaging, social networking, or similar Internet communication….

Advocates say Prop 35’s conflation of the ...

“Under Prop 35, anyone involved in the sex trade could potentially be viewed as being involved in trafficking, and could face all of the criminal penalties associated with this redefinition of who is involved in “trafficking,” which ...

Todd Akin

Yay! Obama won big last night. So, how’d all those GOP rape apologist candidates do?

We know Obama won big last night, and that the election just may have come down to female voters (who somehow seem to have a way of shutting that whole thing down). So how did all those GOP rape apologist candidates do? A summary below.

Todd “the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down” Akin

Background: Todd Akin is a [white male] Republican Rep. who was running for Senate against the incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in Missouri.

Offenses: Oh, where to begin. This summer, Rep. Akin expressed his belief that a woman cannot get pregnant from “legitimate rape” because “the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down.” Then, just when it seemed unlikely ...

We know Obama won big last night, and that the election just may have come down to female voters (who somehow seem to have a way of shutting that whole thing down). So how did ...

Breaking: President Obama wins re-election

 

At least 18 women – a record high – will serve in the Senate starting in 2013.

Marriage equality, marijuana legalization propositions do well country-wide.

While female candidates fared well, GOP anti-woman anti-abortion rights candidates were overwhelmingly defeated.

Stay tuned for additional coverage and analysis.

 

 

At least 18 women – a record high – will serve in the Senate starting in 2013.

Marriage equality, marijuana legalization propositions do well country-wide.

While female candidates fared well, GOP anti-woman anti-abortion ...

Why every woman should vote tomorrow

This is just one of many crucial stats Mother Jones has put together (in poster form) for why the ladies need to GOTV this year.

A few more stats: 

1 in 4 voting age women is single 60 percent of female voters in swing states say birth control is very important in this election 247 US house members and 46 US Senators are anti-choice

Chilling facts–check them out. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is just one of many crucial stats Mother Jones has put together (in poster form) for why the ladies need to GOTV this year.

A few more stats: 

1 in 4 voting ...
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