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While many 2020 races remain undecided, including the Presidential, many women made herstory this week up and down the ballot. These victories include 87 women elected to statewide executive positions including 15 women of color, and at least 134 women serving in the 117th Congress with at least 43 women of color.

State Legislatures: several women made history at the state level this year including …

  1. Jenifer Rajkumar: a RepresentWomen board member, Rajkumar was elected to represent New York’s 38th district in the New York General Assembly. She is the first Indian American to serve in the Assembly.
  2. Sarah McBride: was elected to the Delaware State Senate, McBride is the first openly transgender person to serve as a State Senator in U.S. history. …


By Fatma Tawfik

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“OECD Arrivals: Victoire Tomegah-Dogbe, Directrice de Cabinet Togo” by OECD / Victor Tonelli is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0'

This past month,Victoire Tomegah Dogbé made history becoming the first woman Prime Minister of Togo. President Faure Gnassingbe appointed Victoire Tomegah Dogbé to the position following the resignation of the previous Prime Minister Komi Selom Klassou, who served in this position since 2015; Dogbé is also the first woman to serve as Head of State in any West African country.

Prime Minister Dogbé has had a long and laudable career in the political sphere and has served in many leadership positions. …


Taylor Herrick and Kaycie Goral

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Yesterday, Senator Kamala Harris (CA) was announced as the vice presidential nominee for the Democratic party. Harris joins a group of powerful former women Vice Presidential candidates. VP nominee Kamala Harris is breaking down barriers as the third woman in a major party nominated for the VP position and the first woman of color included on the ticket of a major party. Learn more about Harris and the other women who have run before her.

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Lucretia Mott was an early feminist activist and abolitionist. Mott played a major role in the woman suffrage movement through her life. In 1848 at the Liberty Party convention, Mott was nominated for U.S. Vice President in the first round of voting. …


Kaycie Goral

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In recent years many records have been broken for women’s representation in the U.S. Including three female supreme court justices, a record number of congresswomen elected in 2018, the first female major-party nominee, and a historic number of women and minority candidates running in the 2020 presidential primaries. However, despite these victories, women hold just over 25% of national and state-level elected offices, and estimates suggest the United States is 208 years away from achieving gender equality. So why are we still so far from parity and equality despite years of supposed electoral “victories” for women?

To put it simply: it’s our electoral system.


Thank you to all who participated and joined in the virtual event!

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Last week Civically Re-Engaged Women (CREW) hosted the Seneca Falls Revisited virtual centennial experience celebrating 100 years of the 19th Amendment and the road ahead. The virtual conference featured many women and men leading the conversation of women’s equality, civil rights and affecting change. The celebration of the 100th Anniversary of women’s right to vote included speakers, spoken word and amazing visual experiences!

This amazing experience would not have been possible without the leadership of Sharon Nelson, CEO of CREW and a champion for women’s equality who worked tirelessly to organize the virtual experience and bring the event to the public with the online platform this year. …


By Maura Reilly

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Register today, for the Seneca Falls Revisited virtual celebration, hosted by Civically Re-Engaged Women (CREW), if you are passionate about women’s equality. The virtual festival will include women leaders addressing the significance of the many women who have come before us, the work still to be done to achieve equal opportunity for women and the importance of an intersectional feminist movement. There are only 7 days so act NOW!

Although many mark the official start of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States with the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, the first woman’s rights convention in the country. …


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The Seneca Falls Revisited virtual conference, hosted by Civically Re-Engaged Women (CREW), will address the significance of the many women who have come before us and the work still to be done to achieve equal opportunity for women. The virtual conference celebrating the 100th Anniversary of women’s right to vote will be held July 23rd-25th. If you are passionate about women’s equality and activism visit Crewomen.com to register for this summer’s virtual conference TODAY!

Learn about some of the speakers for the Seneca Falls Revisited Virtual Conference below.

Audrey Smaltz (Retired CEO and Founder of The Ground Crew): Fashion show manager Audrey Lavinia Smaltz Smaltz joined the Ebony Fashion Fair in 1970 as a commentator and fashion editor. In 1977, Smaltz organized her Ground Crew team, a backstage management group which has staffed many fashion shows including those by Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani, Betsey Johnson, Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Alice Roi, Michael Kors, Luca Luca, Nanette Lepore, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole and Ralph Rucci. Smaltz has also worked with corporations like Nike, Vogue, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, and J. …


By Maura Reilly

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Register today, for the Seneca Falls Revisited virtual celebration, hosted by Civically Re-Engaged Women (CREW), if you are passionate about women’s equality. The virtual festival will include women leaders addressing the significance of the many women who have come before us, the work still to be done to achieve equal opportunity for women and the importance of an intersectional feminist movement. There are only 14 days so act NOW!

This week we celebrate the 52nd anniversary of Charlene Mitchell running for president; with her nomination on the Communist Party ticket during the 1968 election, Mitchell became the first African-American woman to run for president. …


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The Seneca Falls Revisited virtual conference, hosted by Civically Re-Engaged Women (CREW), will address the significance of the many women who have come before us and the work still to be done to achieve equal opportunity for women. The virtual celebration of the 100th Anniversary of women’s right to vote will be held July 23rd-25th. Register for the virtual experience on Crewomen.com TODAY!

Learn about some of the speakers for the Seneca Falls Revisited Virtual Conference below.

Linda Moroney is the co-founder of the independent film production company, Low to the Ground. She is the founder of the Rochester Documentary Filmmakers Group, co-founder of the Rochester Teen Film Festival & the Rochester Teen Film Camp, and teaches documentary film at St. John Fisher College. Moroney has most notably produced and directed the 2019 New York Emmy Award-winning, “TURN THE PAGE” which is about a literacy program for incarcerated parents and their children on the outside at Ontario County Jail. Shortly after the 2016 election she directed and produced the short film, “ELECTION DAY, 2016”, an ode to Susan B. Anthony. Her other notable full-length film producing credits include, “THE LAST DALAI LAMA?”, and “RAM DASS FIERCE GRACE”, which was named by Newsweek magazine as one of the five best non-fiction films of 2002 and was broadcasted nationally on PBS. She has produced several short films including Emily Hubley’s award-winning “SET SET SPIKE” (2001), which was an official selection in the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. …


What this Decision Means for Women’s Representation

Authors: Faith Campbell and Claire Halffield

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“Dec 07 007” by beerimoalem is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

On June 12, the Supreme Court affirmed the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community to take action if they experience discrimination in the workplace (Bostock v. Clayton County). In response, RepresentWomen wants to clarify its stance on the subject of the recognition of transgender or gender non-conforming individuals. The work in which RepresentWomen engages goes hand-in-hand with advocacy groups working towards equal rights for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. …

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