When Women Win

When Women Win

EMILY's List and the Rise of Women in American Politics

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The dramatic inside story of the rise of women in elected office over the past quarter-century, from the pioneering founder of three-million-member EMILY's List -- one of the most influential players in today's political landscape

In 1985, aware of the near-total absence of women in Congress, Ellen R. Malcolm launched EMILY's List, a powerhouse political organization that seeks to ignite change by getting women elected to office. The rest is riveting history: Between 1986 -- when there were only 12 Democratic women in the House and none in the Senate -- and now, EMILY's List has helped elect 19 women Senators, 11 governors, and 110 Democratic women to the House. Incorporating exclusive interviews with Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Tammy Baldwin, and others, When Women Win delivers stories of some of the toughest political contests of the past three decades, including the historic victory of Barbara Mikulski as the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate in her own right; the defeat of Todd Akin ("legitimate rape") by Claire McCaskill; and Elizabeth Warren's dramatic win over incumbent Massachusetts senator Scott Brown. When Women Win includes Malcolm's own story -- the high drama of Anita Hill's sexual harassment testimony against Clarence Thomas and its explosive effects on women's engagement in electoral politics; the long nights spent watching the polls after months of dogged campaigning; the heartbreaking losses and unprecedented victories -- but it's also a page-turning political saga that may well lead up to the election of the first woman president of the United States.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
Characteristics: xvii, 358 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780544443310 (hardcover)
Call Number: 320.082097 MALCOLM

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Dec 26, 2015

Oooohhh. . . Elizabeth Warren. . . oooooohhhhhhhh!
If only Warren hadn't vote for Reagan and Bush, one of the many mindless masses to do so [check out her voting record sometime - - and wake me up when Warren actually does something concrete, besides talking a good story]. Sorry, but this book reminds me of that mental cripple on an NPR show, John Hockenberry, lamenting the need for more women on Wall Street after the global economic meltdown, blissfully ignorant of just how many women there were involved in it! [Never heard of Blythe Masters, huh?] Seen plenty of women executives in my life, and can state unequivocally, they go along with the evils perpetrated, just like the male devils, else they don't remain there very long. End of that story! [Sure, Tulsi Gabbard from Hawai'i is a massive gust of fresh air in the congress, but she is just as rare as a Pete Defazio!] And an FYI to the mindless masses: check out Hillary Clinton's record on INCREASING unemployment in NY state by bringing in the Tata Consultancy [a jobs offshoring company??????!!!!] and her voting record on women's rights, et cetera, and her culpability in the overthrow of a democratic government in Honduras, and her donors list including private prison corporation, Geo Group. . . .

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