women-in-politics

Sara Innamorato sworn in as Allegheny County Executive

BY: - January 2, 2024

The first woman elected to one of western Pennsylvania's most powerful positions, Innamorato laid out an ambitious agenda for her first term.

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For McClinton, a historic speaker’s election – and a historic challenge | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 1, 2023

The Philadelphia Democrat has the gavel -- and a slender majority. What she does next matters.

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Jacinda Ardern and partner, Clarke Gayford, leave after she announced her resignation in New Zealand. Kerry Marshall/Getty Images

Jacinda Ardern’s resignation shows that women still face an uphill battle in politics | Analysis

BY: - January 23, 2023

Women in leadership positions will get asked certain questions that men do not.

‘It’s all about pulling the next one up:’ How women are helping women make inroads in Pa. politics

BY: - January 17, 2021

By Kristin Gjelaj  In a letter dated March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams urged her husband, John Adams, and the other members of the Continental Congress not to forget about the nation’s women when fighting for America’s independence. In 2020, the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, incoming Pennsylvania state Treasurer Stacy Garrity […]

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Report: Pa. ranks 31st nationwide for women’s political participation | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 1, 2020

The Keystone State gets a 'D' grade in a study from the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research, up from a D-Minus in 2015.

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The only plausible excuse for asking women to ‘take one for the team’ | Opinion

BY: - June 28, 2020

Under those circumstances, the following conversation is neither a pure fantasy nor, of greater importance, a concession to some misogynistic trope that women are incapable of getting the job done.  While contemplating this hypothetical exchange troubles us greatly as it once again asks women to wait in line, does it not conceivably provide us with a virtual certainty come November and a true national hero to assist the Executive branch in restoring dignity and competence to a severely damaged Presidency.  

DelCo House hopeful: People have ‘asked me how dare I be a Black woman and be a Republican?’ | 2020 Women Speak Up

BY: - April 7, 2020

This week, we chat with Ruth Moton, a Republican running for state House in the Delaware County-based 159th District. Moton unsuccessfully challenged Democratic incumbent Rep. Brian Kirkland for the seat in 2018. 

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It’s never our time: Why we won’t have a female president next year | Susan J. Demas

BY: - March 5, 2020

The only way things will change is if women decide that we are the ones we’re waiting for. I hope to God that’s what my daughter’s generation does.

These W.Pa. women pols asked ‘WTF Pittsburgh?’ so they started a PAC to do something about it

BY: - March 5, 2020

Since its formation in 2016, Women for the Future of Pittsburgh have raised $47,000 and helped get 12 women elected to public office.