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Did you know? In 1872, Victoria Woodhull, a stockbroker, publisher, and protégé of Cornelius Vanderbilt, was the first woman to run for president of the United States and ran on the Equal Rights Party ticket. 
On the 175th anniversary of Victoria Woodhull’s birth, learn some surprising facts about the colorful feminist trailblazer.
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ICYMI: Another clip of CAWP's Kelly Dittmar on the Melissa Harris-Perry show, talking about Republican messaging and women voters.
Republicans’ poorly chosen phrasings, such as Mike Huckabee's "Uncle Sugar" comment, only fuel the idea that there's a Republican war on women. The MHP table...
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Depressing news about the decline of women legislators in Washington state...a trend sadly happening around the country. Let's get more women ready to run!
When Washington lawmakers assembled a few weeks ago to announce a deal on a state operating budget, something was noticeably absent: women.
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Very nice work you do at RUTGER. I invite you to follow the group we work on women issues at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM) here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105431840405796139064
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Join 300 young women from around the country at Running Start’s Young Women’s Political Summit July 12th – 14th in Washington, DC! The Summit is for young women who want to run for public office, hone their leadership skills, and strengthen their connections in the political world. This is a bipartisan event open to girls and young women of all ideological backgrounds. 
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Interesting look at women in politics in Delaware!
The number of women lawmakers in Delaware only make up about a quarter of the General Assembly. That’s barely above the national average, but that’s not the whole story. WDDE’s Political Reporter James Dawson examines just how effective this group
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The State of Girls is a series of first-of-its-kind reports by the Girl Scout Research Institute that examine girls’ health and well-being in the United States. These reports are based on current national statistical indicato...
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ICYMI: CAWP's own Kelly Dittmar was on Melissa Harris-Perry's show yesterday discussing how media treats women candidates. Watch it now!
The MHP panel talks about Wendy Davis’ response to the attacks against her and the media’s attitudes towards women running for political office.
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Doblin comments on the NJ Democratic Party's support of women candidates in upcoming Senate and Gubernatorial elections: "From where I sit, the team bench is devoid of women, leaving only men to play in the ball game."
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The growing presence of women senators is most pronounced on the Armed Services Committee, where they have forced the long-simmering issue of sexual assault in the military to the forefront.
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Making sure that more  Republican women run for office and that they get  the support they need is the focus  of “Right Women, Right Now,” a new initiative by  the Republican State Leadership Committee to encourage and mentor GOP women considering a run for office. Ed Gillespie, chairman of the RSLC, said the goal of the program, which was  started last year was but relaunched Thursday, was  to grow the Republican Party and “foster up-and-coming ...
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Leading source of research and current data about American women’s political participation.
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CAWP's mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women's participation in politics and government, and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life.