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2012 Project seeking women candidates

Posted in In the News, Women in PA on July 19th, 2011 by admin – 1 Comment

Former congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper hadn’t considered running for office until a friend suggested it, and she spent six months considering the repercussions of a long campaign before deciding to run for Congress in 2007.

“Honestly, it was not something I was thinking about before I was asked,” said Ms. Dahlkemper, of Erie, who represented Pennsylvania’s 3rd District from 2009 to 2011.

Research shows that unlike men, women need to be recruited to run for office, and the number of women serving in elected office has declined since the last election.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11198/1160882-178-0.stm#ixzz1SYnL4X6t

Women’s network discusses politics

Posted in In the News, Women in PA on July 14th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

Dana M. Brown wants more South Hills women involved in politics.

Brown, executive director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics and an associate professor of political science at Chatham University, is concerned about how revamping legislative districts this year will affect women, and therefore wants more women involved.

Read More: http://www.yoursouthhills.com/southhillsrecord/article/womens-network-discusses-politics

A Crusade for Change: Dahlkemper’s mission to empower women

Posted in In the News, Women in PA on June 28th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper’s mission to empower women is featured on the radio. Click here to listen: http://tinyurl.com/6k9fnow

VanKirk replaces Raja as Mt. Lebanon commissioner

Posted in In the News, Women in PA on June 21st, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

Bonnie VanKirk was appointed Monday night to fill a vacant Mt. Lebanon commissioner’s seat.

The commission voted 3-0 to appoint Ms. VanKirk to the seat, representing Ward 1, vacated by D. Raja. He resigned to devote his efforts to campaigning for Allegheny County chief executive.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11172/1155210-100.stm#ixzz1PwPcIm1A

Dahlkemper is weighing another run for old seat

Posted in In the News, Women in PA on June 14th, 2011 by admin – 1 Comment

WASHINGTON — Erie’s Kathy Dahlkemper has been weighing a run for her old seat in Congress and said she will decide by early summer whether she will enter the race.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11163/1152915-178-0.stm?cmpid=elections.xml#ixzz1PGfUU4zJ

Chatham University hosts women’s leadership institute

Posted in In the News, Women in PA on June 3rd, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

Chatham University’s Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) will host the National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership™ Pennsylvania program, a week-long intensive institute for female students from colleges and universities throughout Pennsylvania. The program cultivates the next generation of young women leaders by addressing the under-representation of women in the political arena in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Read More: http://www.chatham.edu/newsevents/story.cfm?ID=546

Governing Magazine Says Pippy, Schwank are ‘Legislators to Watch’

Posted in In the News, Women in PA on June 3rd, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

One has served in Harrisburg since 1997, the other is barely finished with her first month. But two PA Senators have caught the eye of Governing, the DC-based magazine that covers state and local politics across the country.

State Sens. John Pippy (R-Allegheny) and Judy Schwank (D-Berks) were named among the sixteen Republican and twelve Democratic “Legislators to Watch,” in the magazine’s latest feature.

Read More: http://www.politicspa.com/governing-magazine-says-pippy-schwank-are-%E2%80%98legislators-to-watch%E2%80%99/24915/

Allyson Schwartz’s DCCC role grows

Posted in In the News, Women in PA on May 24th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

Pennsylvania Rep. Allyson Schwartz is taking on an expanded leadership role at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Schwartz, a four-term suburban Philadelphia congresswoman who is already heading up recruitment for the committee, will oversee candidate services — a position left vacant after Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was tapped to chair the Democratic National Committee.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/55527.html#ixzz1NINccncY

Women to change order of Luzerne County court

Posted in In the News, Women in PA on May 20th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

TERRIE MORGAN-BESECKER

WILKES-BARRE – It’s been a bastion of male dominance for decades, but come November, the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas will see a major transformation as at least two, and possibly three, women are assured seats on the county bench, assuming unofficial vote totals from Tuesday’s primaries hold up.

 Read More: http://www.timesleader.com/news/Women-to-change-order-of-Luzerne-County-court.html

Earth Mothers: Women have long history as leaders in region’s environmental movement

Posted in In the News, Women in PA on April 22nd, 2011 by admin – 2 Comments

Michelle Madoff likes to tell how, in 1969, at the first gathering of the Group Against Smog and Pollution in her Squirrel Hill living room, she went to the kitchen to get cold drinks for everyone and returned to find she’d been elected its first president.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11112/1141031-113.stm#ixzz1KGIGCdA9