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Best Tweets of Women of the World 2014 Summit

Last week, the Women of the World 2014 Summit took place. ProgressWomen has gathered our favorite tweets from the summit below! “We’re breaking glass ceilings, but we need to provide the ladders for our little sisters to break more glass ceilings” – @laylool #WITW14 — Julie Zeilinger (@juliezeilinger) “I think office holders are better when there are women demanding them to be better.” – @CecileRichards #witw14 — Alison McQuade (@akmcquade)   “Leadership is not a birthright.” – @HillaryClinton #witw14 — EMILY’s List (@emilyslist)   .@CecileRichards “Work for the world we want, where reproductive rights are understood as basic human rights”...

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MS Representation Friday!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUR SISTERS AT WOMEN’S CAMPAIGN FUND – MARCH 5, 2014 WE LOVE MS REPRESENTATION SO MUCH – WE WANT YOU TO LOVE IT TOO! Daily FailFormer Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was recently profiled in the Daily Mail, but the article mostly dwelt on how her “kittenish ways” and “legendary blonde tresses” make her untrustworthy. She’s…too sexy for your trust. Too sexy for your trust. Ala-Shame-a Alabama lawmakers are attempting to advance several bills that wouldseverely restrict the time period in which a woman could obtain an abortion. It’s good to know that the big red X on their flag means...

HJR-3: More Toxic Than It Seems

  Amelia Eskenazi and Emma Troughton, both openly lesbian high school juniors from Indiana, wrote an article on how detrimental HJR-3 for their state. For the sake respecting their privacy, the name of the high school they attend is not given, along with a name of a teacher. “The fight began in 2011 when the Indiana General Assembly passed an amendment to change the definition of marriage within the state of Indiana. More recently, in its nearing threat to become implemented into Indiana law, it has become a hot button topic. In August 2013, a grassroots organization called Freedom Indiana...

The cover of the book "Every Day Is Election Day". Go out and read it!
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Book To Read: Every Day Is Election Day

Emily Spangler, one of our co-directors and 15 year old high school sophomore  finished reading Every Day is Election Day by Rebecca Sive. Below is what she had to say about the book. Rarely do we do a book review, but we thought it was necessary for a book as beneficial, practical, and empowering at Every Day is Election Day by Rebecca Sive. I met Rebecca Sive over the summer last year at the Illinois Democratic Women’s  Convention. We sat by each other –being two women from  completely different generations and backgrounds—and agreed that more women should be having a voice in politics....

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Hey Tucker Carlson, We NEED Young Voters

Last week, FOX News Commentator insulted teenagers, specifically 17 year olds, by stating that if they can’t choose an entrée by themselves, why let them vote? Watch his comments by clicking here. Five high-school students responded to Carlson’s offensive comments by writing an open letter. Read the open letter below: “Mr. Tucker Carlson, As teenagers, we are offended by your comments that compared new laws that allow 17-year olds to pre-register to vote or vote in primaries to not being able to choose what entrée we would like to eat at a restaurant. The comparison was impertinent. If our civil...

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ProgressWomen Launches “Legis-Ladies”

Announcing our newest ProgressWomen project, “LEGIS-LADIES”!   Yes, we’re most thrilled about our “new baby” and could hardly wait to share it with the blogworld.  Can you hear our enthusiasm? After tons of research, we have matched a test group of politically-minded high school and college girls from all over the country with a progressive woman legislator in each of their own states. We are encouraging participants to contact their assigned legislators, sign up for their legislative news and follow them on social media. “LEGIS-LADIES” is designed to motivate young women (who are not sure how they can make a...