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Webinar: Advancing Women’s Rights, Peace, and Political Participation Globally

Webinar: Advancing Women’s Rights, Peace, and Political Participation Globally Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:00pm EDT Despite comprising over 50 percent of the world’s population, women continue to be notably underrepresented in politics, and gender inequality remains prevalent in all sectors of society worldwide. Yet, research shows that when women are empowered as political leaders, more […]

Rep. Brenda Gilmore: Honor women this month by investing in them

Originally published on March 31, 2016 in The Tennessean. This Women’s History Month, as we honor women’s legacies in fighting for equal rights and peaceful conflict resolution, I am also taking the time to reflect on how the country is prioritizing its federal budget investments and why that matters for women. American women should be […]

Sen. Rebekah Warren: Getting women a seat at the political table

Today is Women’s Equality Day, a day to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment. When this amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was finally adopted, it was the product of a struggle that began more than 50 years earlier in 1848, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott organized the first women’s […]

Sen. Nan Orrock: Women fighting to keep pace

Tuesday, Aug. 26, is Women’s Equality Day, when we celebrate the 94th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. American women won this right in 1920 after a long struggle that began in 1848. This historic step toward gender equality was followed by decades of struggle to truly secure voting rights […]

Speaker Terie Norelli: Recognizing Women’s Equality Day this month

Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day, which this year celebrates the 94th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. American women won this right in 1920 after a decades’ long struggle that began in 1848 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott organized the first women’s rights convention in our country’s […]

Save the Date for Happy Hour Networking during NCSL

Join WiLL for a networking reception during the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit!  Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:30pm-6:00pm Gallery Room of the Hilton Minneapolis 1001 Marquette Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55403 Refreshing cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres will be served! For more information and to RSVP, please email will@wand.org

Sen. Nan Orrock Leads Push For Reasonable Pentagon Spending Cuts

State Senator Nan Grogan Orrock (D-Atlanta) joined Rep. Sheila Jones (D-Atlanta), Rep. Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta), and Rep. Simone Bell (D-Atlanta) in a meeting with Congressman David Scott (D-GA13) to present him with a letter signed by twenty-two Georgia women legislators. In the letter the delegation asked Congressman Scott to lend his support to sensible reductions […]

Rep. Connie Bernardy: From MN to Afghanistan: Women’s voices heard around the world

  Now that Gov. Mark Dayton has signed into law our Women’s Economic Security Act, I pause to think about women and families all over the world. Last fall, I attended a conference in Washington, D.C., and met an Afghani woman, Shinkai, who, like me, is a mother and an elected official. I quickly discovered we shared similar […]

MN Women Leaders: Women, Peace, and Security

International Women’s Day has been observed on March 8th since the early 1900’s. From factory workers to abolitionists, women began to speak out against women’s oppression and inequality. They organized to demand better working conditions, equal pay, and the right to vote. As fifty percent of the world’s population, our fore-mothers realized they had a […]

Sen. Lena Taylor and Rep. Melissa Sargent: Women, peace and security

    On Feb. 20, the Wisconsin Assembly passed Assembly Joint Resolution 100, honoring International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day has been celebrated on March 8 since the early 1900s. From factory workers to abolitionists, women have always spoken out against oppression and inequality. They organized to demand better working conditions, equal pay and the […]

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