Category: campaigns

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...

Women to Watch in 2014 (November 2013 Edition) 0

Women to Watch in 2014 (November 2013 Edition)

  FEATURED: Mary Burke Mary Burke caught ProgressWomen’s eye right away: Burke has served as the popular bicycle company Trek’s vice president until 2004, has worked with the homeless, and has helped the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County. According to EMILY’s List, as Wisconsin’s commerce secretary, Mary helped create thousands of new jobs, promoted minority and women entrepreneurs, and has kept Wisconsinites safe by giving safety and building inspectors authority to shut down dangerous facilities across the state. Why should Wisconsin elect Mary Burke? Here’s a few reasons as to why:  Walker signed some of the country’s most radical...

Feminists to Follow on Twitter Friday (11/1) 0

Feminists to Follow on Twitter Friday (11/1)

TGIF! ProgressWomen has an fabulous list of Feminists to Follow on Twitter this week, including the President on NARAL, two young feminist activists, and a state representative from Nevada who is paving the way for many Hispanic women across the country. Check out these women, and be sure to “follow” ProgressWomen on Twitter by just clicking here!   Featured: Madison Kimrey (Young Activist That ProgressWomen Just Loves) Madison Krimsey has been suddenly thrown into the spotlight, and there’s no question as to why. This 12 year old activist has been continuously advocating for the GOP in her state of North...

Wendy Davis + Hillary Clinton: One, Two Punch for Texas Women 0

Wendy Davis + Hillary Clinton: One, Two Punch for Texas Women

Yes there are Democrats in Texas —and many more around the country who are paying attention to the Anti-Women philosophy coming from Rick Perry and his co-horts. Pay CLOSE attention because Texas isn’t the only state where the GOP are emboldened to pass crazy policies harmful to women.  Pay attention because if you’re in a GOP controlled state, it’s coming soon to your neck of the woods.  Pay attention because women are sick and tired of their electeds’ disrespect and aren’t silent anymore. Cue:  Sen. Wendy Davis and former Secretary Hillary Clinton. We are fired up. Because what happens in...