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Sep 01

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Aug 31


A female figure who inspires me is Senator Elizabeth Warren. Senator Warren is the kind of leader we need in politics because she is an advocate for students and ensuring all children have access to a quality education. 

         - Jordan Hibbs, Arizona State University senior #Women2014 

A female figure who inspires me is Senator Elizabeth Warren. Senator Warren is the kind of leader we need in politics because she is an advocate for students and ensuring all children have access to a quality education. 

         - Jordan Hibbs, Arizona State University senior #Women2014 

Aug 29

“We can only hope that out of these unfortunate circumstances comes a dialogue about children and guns. The responsibility to avoid guns or to handle them safely should never be on children – as adults, we have a moral imperative to protect children from unintentional shootings.” —

Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Read more: http://on.msnbc.com/1B2dBbL

 

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"Being a woman affects me the same way running for Congress as it does being a working mom, or when I was a PTA president, or when I was chief negotiator for our local school district: It drives me to always exceed expectations, with that little awareness in the back of my mind that someone, somewhere may be setting the bar just a tiny bit higher for me. And, you know what? I’m inspired by high expectations; so, it all works out just fine."
-Gwen Graham

"Being a woman affects me the same way running for Congress as it does being a working mom, or when I was a PTA president, or when I was chief negotiator for our local school district: It drives me to always exceed expectations, with that little awareness in the back of my mind that someone, somewhere may be setting the bar just a tiny bit higher for me. And, you know what? I’m inspired by high expectations; so, it all works out just fine."

-Gwen Graham


Don’t listen to the people who tell you can’t or you shouldn’t follow your dreams. You can be anything - and everything - you want to be. So ignore the haters and go do what you love.

          -Kyrsten Sinema #Women2014

Don’t listen to the people who tell you can’t or you shouldn’t follow your dreams. You can be anything - and everything - you want to be. So ignore the haters and go do what you love.

          -Kyrsten Sinema #Women2014

Aug 28

The tragic death of a shooting range instructor by a 9 year-old girl in Arizona raises questions about children and firearms. 

The tragic death of a shooting range instructor by a 9 year-old girl in Arizona raises questions about children and firearms. 

This Week in History: Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005.  The Category 3 storm, the worst natural disaster in US history, caused massive destruction across the Gulf Coast, in particular New Orleans, which largely sits below sea level and relies on levees to keep water levels at bay.  Hurricane Katrina claimed more than 1,800 lives, most of them from within New Orleans.  Pictured here, two men inspect a flooded home following the storm in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward. ( Photo by Kadir van Lohuizen/NOOR/Redux)

This Week in History: Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005.  The Category 3 storm, the worst natural disaster in US history, caused massive destruction across the Gulf Coast, in particular New Orleans, which largely sits below sea level and relies on levees to keep water levels at bay.  Hurricane Katrina claimed more than 1,800 lives, most of them from within New Orleans.  Pictured here, two men inspect a flooded home following the storm in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward. ( Photo by Kadir van Lohuizen/NOOR/Redux)

THE CALL: CAMPUS SEX ASSAULT SURVEY -

Last semester, we saw a number of student-initiated actions against colleges and universities around the country. It was due to a pretty outrageous statistic: one in five female students is sexually assaulted while in college, and sexual assault on campus is chronically underreported. 

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Aug 27

Marshall is the current Nevada treasurer. She was endorsed by EMILY’s List, where President Stephanie Schriock said ”In this competitive election, Kate is the only candidate looking out for women and families in Nevada.” Marshall helped create the Nevada College Kick Start Program – the first ever state-run college savings account program – opening a $50 savings account for public school kindergarten students.

I’ve been the only woman in almost every room I have worked in… remember walking into a conference room and everyone standing up and I wondered why? Then I realized it was because a woman had walked in and they didn’t know what else to do.  - Kate Marshall

Read the full Kate Marshall #Women2014 profile here. 

Marshall is the current Nevada treasurer. She was endorsed by EMILY’s List, where President Stephanie Schriock said ”In this competitive election, Kate is the only candidate looking out for women and families in Nevada.” Marshall helped create the Nevada College Kick Start Program – the first ever state-run college savings account program – opening a $50 savings account for public school kindergarten students.

I’ve been the only woman in almost every room I have worked in… remember walking into a conference room and everyone standing up and I wondered why? Then I realized it was because a woman had walked in and they didn’t know what else to do.  - Kate Marshall

Read the full Kate Marshall #Women2014 profile here.