PROGRESSWOMEN.COM = NEW AND IMPROVED FOR THE NEW YEAR
We have joined forces (just this week) with “MoreWomen2012” – the wildly successful Twitter account which connects progressive women congressional & legislative candidates across the country and highlights the senseless GOP War on Women.
Wait! There’s more…
WHAT IS THE REAL STORY BEHIND “MOREWOMEN2012”?
It’s not what you think. Or even what WE thought. We were sure that MoreWomen2012 must have been the Twitter project of a national women’s group like Emily’s List or Women’s Campaign Fund. It was cool, slick and connected to so many Democratic candidates/elected women. We were truly impressed.
However, the real story is much more exciting!
Emily Spangler – a 14 year old from rural Sterling, Illinois started MoreWomen2012 in 2011 as an experiment which grew beyond her wildest expectations.
Now followed by almost 3000 women Democratic candidates and those already elected all across the country, few of her followers knew who Emily was or that she was just a young teenager.
We however found out via our Googling/sleuthing and quickly became friends with Emily online (that’s the norm these days, right?) Then we had to keep our collaboration secret as we plotted how to join forces and keep our joint mission alive.
With her high school activities and classes piling up, Emily needed help to continue. And ProgressWomen, the brainchild of Rep. Stacey Newman (D-MO) needed help too. And MoreWomen2012 needed a name change…2012 elections are so history.
So voila! Follow us now on Twitter as “ProgressWomenUS”…and stay tuned for more of what we do best.
Here’s to 2013 and Progressive Women everywhere!