November 5, 2013

A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University

It's Election Day! 

Don't forget to vote today and check your inbox tomorrow for CAWP's report on election results. Share this graphic to remind your friends to get to the polls! 

Raising Ms. President Screening

Want to see a documentary aimed at inspiring young women to participate in politics - and then hear from young women who have done it? Come watch Raising Ms. President on Wednesday, November 13 at the Institute for Women's Leadership (IWL), 162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick.  


The evening will begin with a reception at 5:30 pm, followed by the film screening at 6:00. Afterwards, a panel of young women political leaders will include:

  • Christine Buteas, a former councilwoman in South Plainfield and current Vice President of the Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey;
  • Erica Klemens, a Rutgers alumna and director of constituent and legislative services for Assemblywoman Betty DeCroce; and
  • Lynda Lloyd, one the youngest South Ward District Leaders in the City of Newark, a candidate for Newark City Council.

The entire program is the social action project of IWL scholars (and NEW Leadership graduates and former CAWP interns!) Felise Ortiz and Jennifer Osolinski.


Senate Women Share Stories: Marlo Thomas published these
interviews with Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Susan Collins (R-ME), asking them about the difference women make in the U.S. Senate.


It's Fundamental: In a recent interview with the Boston Globe, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) says that women's presence "fundamentally changes" male-run institutions (like Congress!).  

Finding a Woman for the Job: Roll Call reports on John Boehner's selection of Representative Diane Black (R-TN) to serve on the bicameral, bipartisan budget conference committee.

Just What Congress Needs: A recent ABC News/Fusion poll shows that 49% of women, versus 36% of men, say it would be a good thing if more women were elected to Congress. Check out our graphic below for more details.

Need Some Inspiration? Check out this video from GoldieBlox, where little girls set aside their tiaras to disrupt gender stereotypes.

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