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September 10, 2013
A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics

Election Day in New York City 


Today's primary elections in New York City will determine whether the nation's most populous city moves one step closer to electing its first female mayor. Out of twelve primary candidates (Republicans and Democrats), only one - Christine Quinn - is a woman. If elected, Quinn would join the 217 women - 17.4% - who serve as mayors of the 1,248 U.S. cities with populations over 30,000.  


55 Days and Counting 

null ...until New Jersey's gubernatorial election. This November, New Jersey will be one of only two states with a gubernatorial race, and the only one with a woman running. In fact, New Jersey will have three women on this fall's gubernatorial ballot - one for Governor (Democratic State Senator Barbara Buono) and two for Lieutenant Governor (Republican Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and Democratic union activist Milly Silva). The Eagleton Institute's Center on the American Governor has put together the background you need on New Jersey's gubernatorial race. And, remember, CAWP will be tracking the latest election news for women in 2013 and 2014 races on our Election Watch pages.

Immigrants in Elected Office 

The New American Leaders Project is presenting an awards reception and day-long conference, Power and Policy: New Americans in Elected Office, on November 15-16. Get the details here. Sayu Bhojwani, founder of the New American Leaders Project, is a visiting scholar at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, working with Eagleton's Program on Immigration and Democracy.

The Glass Cliff? Barbara Lee writes about women candidates facing steep climbs to success, and about their ability to defy the odds.  


Women on Syria: The most recent Pew poll shows men are twice as likely as women to favor U.S. military airstrikes against Syria. Among women, just 19% support airstrikes, while 49% are opposed. Find out more here.


Women Lead PAC: Pennsylvania energy executive Christine Toretti will head up a

called Women Lead. The organization aims to promote conservative women candidates nationwide in 2014 and beyond.


Overcoming Obstacles: Congratulations to Diana Nyad on her record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida last week! What a great lesson for women in all arenas, including politics, to - as Diana said - never give up and find a way to achieve your goals.
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