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October 25, 2012
We know that women in public office bring their life experiences to the task of policymaking, which is why it's so urgent that we elect more women -- and more moms -- to Congress. To raise the visibility of this year's record 163 women nominees for the US House, The 2012 Project, where I'm campaign manager, is sponsoring a contest to predict the number of women elected to Congress. Our goal is to hit 20 percent women in Congress, which means electing 87 women total in the House on Election Day. How many women do you think will serve in the next Congress? Don't miss the chance to win fabulous...
June 4, 2012
In the biggest day of congressional and state legislative primary voting in this election cycle, voters in 6 states go to the polls Tuesday to choose candidates for the general election in November. And here's the big news from The 2012 Project , the national, nonpartisan campaign of Rutgers' Center for American Women and Politics: a record 64 women have filed to run for those 6 states' US House seats, up from the previous record of 50 in 2010. Primaries will be held June 5th in California, Iowa, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota, plus there's the recall in Wisconsin. Source:...
December 3, 2011
We all know that moms make great elected leaders, but now hear it from those who know first-hand: Women make up 17 percent of Congress and 24 percent of state legislatures. That puts the US at 69th in the world in the number of women in elected office. The 2012 Project is a national campaign to elect an unprecedented number of women in the next election, when a presidential race and redistricting overlap for the first time in 20 years. That creates huge opportunities for women – and moms. If you’re reading this, you should run!