Category: campaigns

High Schooler’s React to Richard Black’s Comments 0

High Schooler’s React to Richard Black’s Comments

Contributors of this feature:  Emily Spangler, 15 years old from Illinois; Lily Greenberg Call, 16 years old from California; and Abena Abraham, 17 years old from Minnesota; Eva Dickerson, 16 years old from Maryland   All four of us are in high school. We do normal high school things, like homework, hang out friends, and go to class every day. But, there is something special about us: we all aspire to serve in public office. We want to change the status quo of this country. We want to move this country forward in a progressive direction by helping women, immigrants,...

Get Out and Vote Today, MA05! 0

Get Out and Vote Today, MA05!

Happy Tuesday everyone! For those who have been keeping up with the race or live in Massachusetts’  fifth Congressional district, today is the day you all have the chance to vote for Katherine Clark, the Democratic candidate running to take Senator Ed Markey’s seat. ProgressWomen covered Katherine Clark in our “Women to Watch” segment a few months. Clark is a state senator who is passionate about education, healthcare, and women’s rights. She was endorsed by EMILY’s List and her race has been gaining attention from across the nation. TODAY is the day everyone in the fifth Congressional district has a...

Dems Now Party of Women – WooHoo! 0

Dems Now Party of Women – WooHoo!

Last year 57% of women favor Democrats. Want to know why? As a Missouri state legislator, I’ve seen who works the hardest, stays in their offices until midnight or later  and who is more  vocal in taking on the GOP. Women electeds – from Hillary Clinton to those in the Senate, House and legislators throughout the country are THE LEADERS.  It didn’t happen without tons of work but now voters  are seeing the results. I warn us all not to get lazy and sit on the sidelines.  Attacks on women, families & you-name-it will continue as many states along with...

Twitter: Feminists To Follow this Friday! 0

Twitter: Feminists To Follow this Friday!

It’s Friday again! Check out a few badass feminists below  who you won’t regret following on Twitter. And oh, don’t forget to follow ProgressWomen. Click here to follow us. We hope everyone enjoys their weekend!     FEATURED FEMINIST GROUP: NARAL NARAL never fails women, and thanks to them, they had a large impact this week on the Virginia Gubernatorial race this week. The Ken Cuccinelli vs. Terry McAuliffe race was watched from around the country by thousands of pro-choice feminists who were in fear of anti-choice Cuccinelli winning this race. For those not familiar with Ken Cuccinelli, just know...

Via MsRepresentation — You Should Know These Things! 0

Via MsRepresentation — You Should Know These Things!

  Via MsRepresentation this week with a few extra comments by ProgressWomen – you know we have a hard time being quiet… Election Night: It was the best of times… Congratulations are in order to the WCF-endorsed women who pulled off some incredible victories last night, including Houston Mayor Annise Parker (re-elected), Nan Whaley (Mayor of Dayton, OH), Kathy Sheehan (Mayor of Albany, NY), Eileen Filler-Corn (VA House of Delegates), Liz Crowley (NYC Council, NY), Melinda Katz (Queens Borough President, NY), and Stephanie Hausner (Clarkstown City Council, NY)! Go ladies! It was the worst of times… It was also a...

Scary: More And More Ohio Abortion Clinics Closing 0

Scary: More And More Ohio Abortion Clinics Closing

In the beginning of this year, there were 14 abortion clinics in Ohio. Now, there are 11. These closures are coming from a provision in the state budget, which is cracking down on women’s health and access to abortion. This provision prohibits abortion centers from entering into transfer agreements ( or a required contract), with public hospitals. The three clinics that were shut down were Cleveland Center for Women’s Health, Capital Care Network of Cuyahoga Falls, and the Center for Choice in Toledo. These clinics were shut down because of the new provision and they were entered into transfer agreements with public hospitals. There...