Blog Post List
May 11, 2012
Meet Annie Spiegelman, a Bay Area mom who blogs as " The Dirt Diva " on matters of love, gardening, and cultivating a healthy planet. Just in time for Mother's Day, Annie shares her interview with Rachel's Network Co-Director Laurie Syms on the evidence that women in Congress, regardless of party, support the environment at rates that outpace their male counterparts. A Rachel's Network report entitled "When Women Lead: A Decade of Women's Environmental Voting Records in Congress," compares the environmental voting records of Congresswomen and Congressmen from the 107th through the 111th...
February 8, 2012
With presidential primaries in full swing, each state stands to enjoy a moment in the spotlight. As riveting as the recent political theatrics have been, the campaign season also underscores just how many important decisions are made at the state level. From education to health care to workplace policy to environmental protection (our main focus at Rachel's Network ), issues affecting women like us are determined within state lines. With all that's at stake in each state, you may be startled to learn that most legislatures remain boys' clubs, with women so severely underrepresented that the...
November 2, 2011
Turned to your favorite news source lately? You’ve surely noticed that as another election season gathers steam, the so-called “civil” servants jockeying to represent us spend their time trying to pummel each other with barbs and bile. The conversation never seems to turn to vital issues like the safety of the air we breathe or the unregulated chemicals toxifying our bodies. Meanwhile, there are something like 80,000 chemicals pervading our atmosphere, food, toys, and clothing, the majority of which have never been tested for safety. In fact, there has been no federal legislation passed to...