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Weekly Brief:
August 20, 2014
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund

Turn Down For Endorsements
Endorsing women all over the country, across party lines, and at every level of government has always been WCF's jam. Don't believe me? Take a look at our most recent string of endorsements! Congressional candidate Kelly Kultala (KS-03), Attorney General candidate Lorie Masters (DC), State Assembly candidate Kimberly Council (NY), Irvine Mayoral candidate Katherine Daigle (CA), State House candidate Dawn Valasco (OH), State Senate candidates Michele Weeks (UT) and Dawn Ellis (VT), and State Senate re-elections for Virginia "Ginny" Lyons (VT) and Diane Snelling (VT). WOO. I'm out of breath.


The More Marys, The Merrier
This week's featured Game Changers are Congressional candidate Mary Rose Wilcox (AZ-07) and candidate for State Representative Mary Sosa (OK-89), who has her runoff election next Tuesday!

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Mahalo Atcha Girl
Sad news from the Aloha State: Congresswoman Hanabusa has officially lost her primary for the Senate seat. SO bummed, but can't wait to see what's next for this amazing woman leader.


So Dreamy
Male allies of the cause are always welcome, and that's why I'm so into what actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has to say about equality for women: "Yes, I’d absolutely call myself a feminist. I’m a believer that if everyone has a fair chance to be what they want to be and do what they want to do, it’s better for everyone." It's like we planted this thought into his brain.


Huerta My Ladies At?
In today's Powerful Women news, civil rights icon Dolores Huerta has endorsed State Senate candidate Sandra Fluke (CA), saying she "has demonstrated the courage to fight for her beliefs and serve as an independent progressive voice." As if you needed another reason to love Sandra.


I Give It A 10 Out Of 10
Have you seen MSNBC's "30 in 30," a series that showcases a few of the kickassest women candidates so far this year? It's awesome, nonpartisan, and best of all—women-centric!  Can you count how many WCF Game Changers are listed?


It's Reigning Men
Even when their qualifications are similar, are women more “election averse” than men? Spoiler alert: Yup. But can you guess why?


Shopping is the new Voting
In between election seasons, ever find yourself looking for ways to make your voice heard? Well, now it's as easy as a grocery run, thanks to this new app, which allows you to make sure your shopping sprees align with your political views. It's only a download away!


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  • ★ 50% Representation

    Why should good government depend on only half of the nation’s human capital? WCF commits to 50% representation of women 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.