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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 

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.

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

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

 

"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

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)

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. 

Bustos is vying to keep her seat in Illinois’ 17th District, facing Republican Bobby Schilling – a former congressman who she beat in 2012. Bustos – the first woman elected in the District – has supported raising the minimum wage earlier this year and has campaigned to get health care and good-paying jobs for veterans. Bustos is an original cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Do what you say you’re going to do. Follow through. Exceed expectations. 
Reputations matter, in politics and in every field. You want to be known as someone who can be trusted to get things done and stick to your word.

          -  Cheri Bustos

Bustos is vying to keep her seat in Illinois’ 17th District, facing Republican Bobby Schilling – a former congressman who she beat in 2012. Bustos – the first woman elected in the District – has supported raising the minimum wage earlier this year and has campaigned to get health care and good-paying jobs for veterans. Bustos is an original cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Do what you say you’re going to do. Follow through. Exceed expectations. 

Reputations matter, in politics and in every field. You want to be known as someone who can be trusted to get things done and stick to your word.

          -  Cheri Bustos