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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation March 17, 2016

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on March 17, 2016

Dear friends,

The celebrations of women's history month continue with plenty to read and absorb.

I was very glad to take my 16 year old daughter to Running Start's10th anniversary gala this week in Washington, DC. Madeline Albright was honored at the fabulous event that featured an impressive array of women - from student leaders to members of Congress. Congratulations to the Running Start leadership and staff on an incredible evening! I am happy to report that my daughter was very inspired!

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation March 4, 2016

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on March 04, 2016

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(poster for the massive suffrage parade on March 3rd, 1913)

Dear women's representation enthusiasts,

I am starting off Women's History Month on vacation with my sister and mother-in law so this week's compilation will be brief so that I can get back to the many novels I brought to read!

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation February 26, 2016

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on February 26, 2016

Dear all,

This week I will be especially brief as I am racing out the door!

Here are a couple things to read about women's representation that caught my eye.

Sarah John, FairVote's research director, has a write-up of the Irish elections that are taking place today! Stay tuned for more information on how women fare in the fair representation voting system used there.

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation February 19, 2016

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on February 19, 2016

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Dear all,

Historical note:

Susan B. Anthony - champion of women's suffrage and equality lived from February 15, 1820 to March 13, 1906. Her arrest for voting in 1872 led to a very public trial. In 1878 she and Elizabeth Cady Stanton petitioned Congress for the right to vote - this amendment, widely known as the Anthony Amendment, became the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.

 

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation February 12, 2016

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on February 12, 2016

Dear friends,

In a piece on Vox, Tez Clark revisits University of Chicago law professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos' paper that explores political power through the lens of race and gender. His conclusion is that women are "the most politically powerless group...women have the least influence on policy at both the state and federal level. Despite their large population share and the range of laws protecting them from discrimination, women continue to be alarmingly powerless relative to men."

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While a Loss for Hillary, NH is Still a Win for Women

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on February 10, 2016

By Viviana Gonzalez 

Tuesday’s primary marks the height of political attention on New Hampshire. These past few weeks, the Granite State’s role in the race to the presidency has dominated political conversations. However, New Hampshire has garnered attention for more than just its primary.
A recently released Gallup Pollhighlights New Hampshire as the least religious state in the U.S. in 2015.

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation February 5, 2016

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on February 05, 2016

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Dear friends,

The extraordinary Frederick Douglass was born in February 1818 and died on February 20, 1895. His devotion to women's suffrage, among many causes, was so complete that in 1872 he was chosen to be the running mate of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president of the United States. They ran together on the Equal Rights Party ticket. Cedar Hill, his home in Washington, DC, is an amazing place to visit.

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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation January 29, 2016

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on January 29, 2016

Dear friends,

What a busy week in the world of presidential politics.

Hats off yet again to the team at Presidential Gender Watch a program of the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University, and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation for their excellent social media around the presidential campaign and debates. The messaging is made even more powerful with Tweets and retweets from the great folks at @AAUW and many others.

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