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Oct 17 2017

The following is an expanded version of the second item from my "Albany Insider" column that ran in Monday's print editions:

As she seeks to become the first woman to lead the state Senate, Democratic Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins has begun traveling the state in hopes of energizing females and minorities to get involved in the political process heading into 2018.

New York Daily News
Oct 17 2017

Everywhere I go, I meet women and girls who are passionate about politics. Maybe you’re one of them – you obsess over policy issues; you have your senators’ phone numbers memorized. Or maybe you’ve never been all that interested in politics before, but you watch the news these days and think, “I need to do more.”

To any woman who has ever asked, “How can I have an impact?,” consider this: Run for office.

Oct 17 2017

Almost a year after Donald Trump’s election to the Oval Office, Democrats continue to tout what they see as a silver lining of his victory: record numbers of women deciding to run for office.

Oct 17 2017

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Marie Claire
Oct 17 2017

Research shows that women don't like to ask for money. Even Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) hates it: “It’s my least favorite part of the job by about 10 miles,” she told MC. “I’d rather have Donald Trump give me a root canal.” But fundraising is something no candidate can avoid, so we asked Emerge America, which has trained 2,500 women to run, for tips to help you swallow your fear.

Marie Claire
Sep 6 2017

In late June, nearly eight months after her head-turning loss to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton tweeted some of the more hopeful news to emerge for progressives in 2017: EMILY's List, the best known and longest running political organization dedicated to electing Democratic women, had seen an astounding 15,000 women reach out to them about running for office since Election Day, with another 7,000 offering to assist those who do run.

Rolling Stone
Aug 10 2017

After decades of getting out-organized and outspent in battles to control state legislatures, Democratic strategists have woken up to the importance of defending against Republican gains at the grass roots.

The anger and fear provoked by the advent of President Trump have led to explosive growth for progressive advocacy groups determined to oppose the president’s agenda and, crucially, to elect Democrats to local office — groups like Indivisible, Run for Something, Emerge America and Color of Change.

The New York Times

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