Aloha, Colleen Hanabusa!
EMILY's List is excited to announce our endorsement of state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa in Hawaii's first congressional district. Colleen is the true progressive in this race, and we're thrilled to get behind her bid.
Here are some words President Ellen R. Malcolm's statement yesterday:
Our women are often so busy juggling legislation, advocacy, and outreach, it can be hard to keep up – and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is no exception. Here’s a quick recap of just a few things she’s been up to lately:
We're almost at the one-year mark for 2010 elections, and you can feel races starting to heat up. Around here, that means keeping a close eye on some of the most highly anticipated races in the country. A number of impressive women candidates have the press and the pundits talking, and we want to make sure you know about the latest House buzz:
"Put her in her place."
You've got to be kidding me.
The National Republican Congressional Committee has really crossed the line. The NRCC publicly encouraged Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, to put Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi "in her place" for voicing an opinion on the the situation there. They went on to say Pelosi was "out of her league."
In case you're curious if Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is fitting in to her new role, here's a great little tidbit for you: During her first hour on the bench, Sotomayor asked more questions than Justice Clarence Thomas asked "over the course of several years." Now, that's hitting the ground running.
We created a special graphic for Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing, and many of you told us that a picture was worth a thousand words.
There's never much down time here at EMILY's List -- and this week has been no different.
We've had candidates (and EMILY's List alums!) in and out of the office, and there have been plenty of events to keep us busy, too.
Check out some photos below about life at the List.
We just love watching our women at work.
Yesterday, four EMILY's List alums -- Senators Amy Klobuchar, Barbara Mikulski, Kay Hagan, and Jeanne Shaheen -- held a press conference focused on impact of health care reform on women. Of course, we already knew that women were central to the health care debate -- and that the women we've helped elect are playing a crucial role in ensuring reform efforts address women's concerns.