06/21/10 - WCF Celebrates Women “Rising Stars” at Hill’s Got Talent Happy Hour


WCF Celebrates Women "Rising Stars" at Hill's Got Talent Happy Hour


June 21, 2010

WCF Celebrates Women “Rising Stars” on the Hill at Hill’s Got Talent Happy Hour

Washington, D.C. – Continuing its tradition of celebrating women in politics, the Women’s Campaign Forum, formerly Women’s Campaign Fund (WCF), will hold its 2nd Annual Hill's Got Talent Happy Hour on June 24, 2010 in Washington, DC.

Women’s representation on the Hill is almost as shameful as their representation in Congress. The event will toast to the next generation of female staff members who have gone above and beyond their usual duties—highlighting them as some of the most promising rising stars of the political arena. This program will emphasize the importance of mentoring and networking for women in politics—helping us to foster the growth and leadership of women on the Hill and beyond.

Along with the Rising Stars of the Hill, our celebrity bartenders will be there to mix drinks and help make connections. This year’s celebrity bartenders are all prominent political bloggers, committed to increasing women’s political participation. Politics isn’t the only male dominated field in this country – these well-connected bloggers represent the female Rising Stars of the blogosphere.

Meet our 2010 celebrity bartenders:

Amanda Hess covers sexism in the media, politics, and life, on the Washington City Paper Blog, The Sexist.

Nisha Chittal may be our celebrity bartender, but she’s actually another kind of “-aholic:” Her blog Politicoholic provides news tidbits for the politically obsessed, informed by Nisha’s extensive experience working in Washington.

Joanne Bamberger knows how to juggle (drinks): She’s a mom, a former lawyer, and a political commentator. Her blog PunditMom combines her varied expertise and provides a unique perspective on women’s (and mothers’) role in politics.

Ann Friedman has blogged and written her way around DC as the Deputy Editor at the American Prospect, TAPPED, Mother Jones, AlterNet.org and Legal Momentum. As an editor at Feministing.com, she compiles news that enrages, inspires, and entertains feminists across the country.

Rachel Larris at RHRealityCheck.org is holding our elected officials accountable and fighting for our reproductive health choices. Let’s toast Rachel for standing up for our rights!

WHAT: 2nd Annual Hill’s Got Talent Happy Hour WHO: The Women’s Campaign Forum (formerly Women’s Campaign Fund) www.WCFonline.org

WHEN: Thursday, June 24, 2010 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: International Brotherhood of the Teamsters
              25 Louisiana Ave, NW
              Washington, DC 20001

HOW: Press will be accommodated and signed-in on site at the reception. No registration necessary.

For more information or to notify WCF prior to the event, contact Erin Cutraro, 314-827-6149.


  • ★ 50/50 Representation

    Why should good government depend on only half of the nation’s human capital? WCF commits to 50/50 representation of women and men in elected office by 2028.

  • ★ Common Ground

    Common ground just means problems get solved more collaboratively, for the good of more people. It’s the bedrock of our leadership at home and abroad.

  • ★ Viability for Election

    It takes more than money to make a candidate worth electing. WCF looks for guts, street sense, situational awareness, resilience -- the full range of gifts a woman brings to the race.

  • ★ Non-Partisan

    A woman’s place is in every party, every elected office, at every level. Period.