Archive for September, 2011

N.J. governor: Gender balance key in redistricting

Posted in In the News, Women in PA on September 26th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

As Pennsylvania prepares to redraw its legislative map, former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman issued a warning Friday: Don’t end up like New Jersey.

Women legislators in that state lost ground, she noted, after New Jersey officials redrew districts that, deliberately or not, favored districts with male incumbents.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11267/1177194-53.stm#ixzz1Z4Msuc24

Women Should Be More Involved with Politics, Say Panelists

Posted in In the News, Women in PA on September 26th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

The Pennsylvania 2012 Project held its Western Pennsylvania Inaugural Conference on Friday in Downtown Pittsburgh. About two hundred community stakeholders attended to listen to a variety of speakers discuss the role of women in politics, the obstacles they face, and different ways to increase their numbers.

Read More: http://www.essentialpublicradio.org/story/2011-09-23/women-should-be-more-involved-politics-say-panelists-7338

Pa. redistricting panel urged to consider gender

Posted in In the News, Women in PA on September 15th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

A panel charged with redrawing Pennsylvania’s legislative map was urged at a public hearing Wednesday to consider the impact of its revisions on the number of women serving in the state Capitol.

“Women may lose ground in this redistricting process,” said Dana Brown, the executive director of Chatham University’s Center for Women and Politics.

Read More: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/politics/2011/Sep/14/pa__redistricting_panel_urged_to_consider_gender.html

The Women’s Campaign Forum Announces Endorsements in PA Local Races

Posted in In the News, Women in PA on September 6th, 2011 by admin – 1 Comment

In Pennsylvania, which ranks 42nd in the country for women’s representation in local government and has only one woman in its Congressional delegation, this fall’s election season could be a big deal for women’s rights groups.

The Women’s Campaign Forum (WCF) has recently announced a group of local candidates that they are endorsing in the fall elections. According to its website, WCF “endorses qualified women candidates running for all levels of office, across the country, of any political party, who pledge to support reproductive health choices and options for all.”

Read More: http://www.politicspa.com/wcf-announces-endorsements-in-pa-local-races/27438/