No one is sure about the origin of Missouri’s unofficial slogan, the “Show-Me” state . In an 1899 speech, Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver said, “I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me.” Though he may not have coined “show-me,” Vandiver certainly popularized the phrase that embodies the no-nonsense character of Missourians.
On Mother’s Day this year, join me in taking time to reflect on a special woman who has made a difference in your life, a woman who helped you become the person you are today.
When I think about my career in politics I’m absolutely sure that I wouldn’t be where I am today without the love, strength, and support my mother, Lori, has given me.
This past week, we asked our Facebook Fans to reflect on how their mom, grandmother, sister, wife or other special woman in their life influenced their decision to be politically active and stand up for women's rights - like health care, equal pay, and access to birth control.
At the end of 2012 we could be faced with a nation that has zero Democratic women governors. Zero. For the first time in over 15 years. And that's not a step back that I am willing to take.
At EMILY's List, we work to elect Democratic women to every level of office. And it's every level of office for a reason.
Electing Democratic women governors has never been more crucial. And at this critical moment for women in America we only have one chance. That chance is Maggie Hassan. And Maggie is playing to win.
This weekend in Connecticut, Democrats will hold their convention to decide which candidates to endorse before the Democratic primary – coming one step closer to reclaiming Joe Lieberman’s seat for folks who actually intend to work for the people who elected them.
Last weekend, EMILY’s List held its WHY 2012 Majority Council conference in Houston, Texas, the first in a series of regional conferences with events in Chicago, San Francisco, and New York coming soon. These conferences give attendees a chance to hear from EMILY’s List staff and candidates and find out more about this historic year for women.
When the New Hampshire House leadership took a cue from the Blunt Amendment and decided to author a bill that would allow employers to deny contraception coverage , former Senate Majority Leader and now gubernatorial candidate Maggie Hassan had something to say about it.
It was a thrill and an honor to present Congresswoman Gabby Giffords with the We Are EMILY Award last night. Here’s a quick look at what folks were saying on Twitter about the event.
Ha! "There's nothing like being at a women's event with a new haircut." -Ellen Malcolm #weareemily
Last night, EMILY’s List honored Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords with the We Are EMILY Award for her leadership, dedication and service in Congress.Among the 450 supporters were more than 40 members of Congress and many of EMILY’s List’s endorsed candidates this election cycle.