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Black women
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Intersectionality
state legislature

This is what a legislator looks like. Catch up.

Just under a month ago, Ohio State Representative Emilia Sykes filed a complaint with the Ohio Department of Public Safety for over two years of disparate treatment by security officials at the Statehouse. More specifically, Representative Sykes – one of ten Black women in the Ohio state legislature – cited heightened scrutiny at security checkpoints and...

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Republican Women Poised to Play a Key Role as Messengers in the 115th Congress

The 2016 election cycle broke relatively little ground for women’s representation in Washington. Aside from Hillary Clinton’s failure to shatter the ultimate glass ceiling in the presidential election race, the number of women set to serve in the 115th Congress next January remains stagnant. Among the Republican majority, women actually lost seats in the...

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House Leadership Shake-Up – a Missed Opportunity for Women?

The upcoming resignation of Speaker John Boehner created a vacancy on the Republican House leadership ladder, with the anticipated succession of current Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to the speakership. Would this be the moment to add another woman to the largely male team? Apparently not, with the most logical choice, current GOP Conference Chair Rep...

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young women

Women in the 114th Congress

When the 114th Congress convenes today, 104 women (76D, 28R) will serve among the 535 members, representing 19.4% of the new Congress. Four more women will serve as non-voting delegates to the House from American Samoa, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C. Twenty women (14D, 6R) will serve in the Senate (20%) and 84 women (62D, 22R) will serve in...

Candidacy
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veterans

Expanding Leadership Opportunities for Women Veterans

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2014 Election
Candidacy
Congress
senate

Breaking Even: Women in the U.S. Senate

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"604","attributes":{"class":"media-image alignright wp-image-535","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"258","height":"396","alt":"Slide2"}}]]It’s official. We started election 2014 with 20 women in the U.S. Senate and we will enter the 114th Congress with 20 women in the U.S. Senate. With Senator Mary...

2014 Election
Congress
History
Race

When 100 isn’t a passing grade: A closer look at Women in Congress

One of the most circulated “women’s stories” of this week’s election has been the celebration of reaching 100 women in Congress. Because Alma Adams (D-NC) was elected in both her special election and general election contest, she will be sworn in to the 113th Congress next week and cause the number of women in the House to move from 79 to 80, and thus the...

2014 Election
Candidacy
Congress
Governors
Race

#WomenRun2014: What's so scary?

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