Tagged: working women

House Democrats Call on Nixon to Oppose Cuts to Shear Institute 0

House Democrats Call on Nixon to Oppose Cuts to Shear Institute

Students who have participated in a UMSL Sue Shears Institute for Women program Twenty-three Democrat women state representatives delivered a letter today to Governor Nixon governor asking him to veto SB 455, which includes an amendment abolishing the Sue Shear Institute for Women. By Eli Yokley, Missouri News Network — May 9 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A $250,000 a year expenditure threatens to stall passage of the state’s $24 billion budget. The issue is over whether the University of Missouri should continue to fund the Shear Institute, a public policy institute for women in politics based at the University of Missouri...

Study Shows Women Want More Women in Congress 0

Study Shows Women Want More Women in Congress

Yesterday April 24th, the Barbara Lee Family Foundation , through the Lake Research Partners, released a poll among 1000 likely voters in key states, with an oversample of 200 young(age 18-35) voters, which is the first in-depth look at younger women responding to messages about women candidates. Designed to examine voters’ attitudes toward women candidates and elected officials on both sides of party lines, this poll explores whether voters agree with the President and their beliefs about the disparities in leadership between women and men. The statistics are widely reported: Women make up only 17 percent of Congress but are over 50...