Weekly Brief: September 24, 2014
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund
Fall for Endorsements
Summer is out and fall is in—but WCF is still bringing the heat with an amazing new candidate from Florida. Definitely look out for Annette Taddeo, because she could be the Sunshine State’s next Lt. Governor!
Now that she's done mastering potions class, Emma Watson has been named the U.N.’s Women Goodwill Ambassador. Last week, she gave a speech at their headquarters in New York, telling men that gender inequality is their issue too. 10 points to Gryffindor.
The Hills is Alive
Last Thursday, Hillary Clinton told voters they need to turn pay inequity and women's economic security into a movement. Could this movement also spark the movement of Hills into…a big, white house?
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis both have new memoirs? I know you ladies are busy breaking the glass ceiling, but please consider doing a joint book tour!
Some time ago, Nevada Treasurer Kate Marshall (and Game Changer, woot woot!) made a promise to recover investments lost in the 2008 financial crash. Marshall recently announced that her office recovered $50 million since then. If you’re only as good as your word, that kind of recoupment means she’s pretty darn good.
Sign the Pledge
The White House just issued a sexual assault PSA, “It’s On Us,” featuring all types of celebrities and even POTUS himself. Still, the biggest star of the video was the overall message: It’s on us to be a part of the solution.
Break the Golf Ceiling
Results are in. Scotland's St. Andrews, the most well known golf course in the world, voted to allow women members. 85% of the members voted yes, which means 15% believe there is no place for witchcraft on the golf course.
Storm to be Reckoned With
Hannah Storm has had it with the NFL’s reaction to domestic violence. Last week on air, the ESPN Sports Anchor looked into the camera and asked: “What exactly does the NFL stand for?” This is the best NFL call out I’ve seen, although I wish there didn’t have to be any to begin with.
The Census Bureau revealed last week that the pay gap still exists. It is especially alive in Louisiana, where women are paid two thirds of what men are paid. So, if you want equal pay for work, definitely don’t move to Louisiana…or be a woman anywhere in the U.S., really.
No California Love
New research shows California women are outnumbered 3:1 on every level of government. Sure, that is incredibly low, but it is actually one of the most balanced ratios in the country. Yikes.