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Jan 20 2017

On Saturday, the Democratic National Committee held their first forum in Phoenix, Ariz. on the way to electing new leadership. I was very excited to see a DNC member from California ask a question about how the candidates for chair would work with partner organizations, including women’s groups, on recruitment and training of candidates.

The Hill
Dec 10 2016

By Yvonne Abraham

And now, a ray of hope.

Are you a woman, or someone who cares about them? Are you miserable over the Electoral College defeat of the person you thought was going to be our first female president? Are you especially appalled that she lost to a misogynistic throwback?

You are not alone. Like you, Lisa J.B. Peterson woke up on Nov. 9th feeling gutted.

“I realized women were so much further behind than I thought we were,” said the financial planner from Salem. “The rug was completely pulled out from under me.”

The Boston Globe
Dec 10 2016

By Ovetta Wiggins

Martha McKenna expected about 75 people to attend her group’s annual fundraiser. Then Hillary Clinton lost.

And the RSVP list for last week’s gathering for Emerge Maryland, part of a national network that identifies potential female Democratic candidates for office and encourages them to run, swelled to nearly 250 people.

The Washington Post
Dec 9 2016

A month ago, most observers — even Republicans! — believed we would be inaugurating the first female president in January. But even though Hillary Clinton won the national popular vote by a margin that now exceeds 2.6 million ballots, it was not enough to secure the necessary victory in the Electoral College.

The woman who would be president lost in a campaign marked by stunning levels of misogyny, with mainstream media outlets getting caught up with the right-wing belief that a woman who has risen so high must have some dirty secret lurking in her emails. To add insult to injury, she lost to a man who literally bragged about sexually assaulting women.

Salon
Dec 7 2016

By Amanda Marcotte

A month ago, most observers — even Republicans! — believed we would be inaugurating the first female president in January. But even though Hillary Clinton won the national popular vote by a margin that now exceeds 2.6 million ballots, it was not enough to secure the necessary victory in the Electoral College.

Salon.com
Nov 29 2016

Many of us were sure Hillary Clinton was going to break the highest glass ceiling in the land, and were — and still are — stunned that didn’t happen. But this is no time to wallow. Now, more than ever, women need to lead, and Emerge Michigan can help them do that.

Eclecta Blog
Nov 29 2016

After Hillary Clinton’s loss at the top of the ballot on Nov. 8, some Democrats have begun wondering where we go from here, what course we need to chart, and if we need new leadership to steer us into a brighter future. These are decisions our party must not take lightly because there is more at stake than just who will lead us. We’ll be choosing our party’s very identity through the makeup of who we put in charge.

The Huffington Post

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