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Weekly Brief: October 8, 2014
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund

 

Political Match Perfection
Finding the right candidate to support is never easy. That’s why WCF is pumped to announce its collaboration with Crowdpac, a site that helps people find candidates whose values align with their own. Whether you're conservative, liberal, somewhere in the middle, or have no idea, Crowdpac will help you find the right choice. Check out WCF's Crowdpac page here


Barack’s On Board
Obama endorsed D.C. mayoral candidate (and WCF Game Changer, heyy!) Muriel Bowser this week, saying “she is a champion for working and middle-class families, and a passionate proponent of Washington, D.C.” With endorsements from us and now the Prez, Bowser’s campaign is looking good. So glad we are on the same wavelength when it comes to endorsing awesome ladies, POTUS.


Missed Target
For some reason, a Target store decided to go ahead and sell sexist pajamas made for toddlers. “Future Man of Steel” was for the boys, and for the girls, “I Only Date Heroes.” If you want your baby to be a billboard for awful, outdated gender stereotypes, these are the cat’s pajamas! 


Listen to the Ladies                                              
CBS’ new show “We Need to Talk” is the first of its kind. Why? Because an all-women panel gets to talk about sports and actually share their opinions for once. They need to talk, I need to watch.


Sexism is in Jeopardy
Jeopardy’s “What Women Want” category last week was terrible, with answers claiming that women really just want exercise, vacuums, and nice jeans. What do women really want? What is…equal rights? What is...game shows that aren't sexist? What is...literally anything else but a freakin' vacuum?


Say No To The Ad
The College Republicans aired a "Say Yes to the Candidate" ad campaign and compared Governor Rick Scott (FL) to an amazing wedding dress. This totally won my vote…for the most cringe worthy attempt to connect with women.


No Girls Allowed
Iceland is announcing a U.N. conference on gender equality… and only boys are invited. Yo guys, good luck solving gender equity with deliberate inequity!


Easy, Breezy, Biased
The Carnegie Science Center recently offered workshops on chemistry, astronomy, and engineering for Boy Scouts. And for the Girl Scouts? One workshop about the science of beauty products. I can only imagine that next week’s workshop will be focused on the science of sandwich making.


Nifty Fifty
Sweden’s Prime Minster said he would bring change to their government...and he definitely delivered with his “Feminist Cabinet,” which has a 50/50 ratio of men and women. All that symmetry and equality is kinda throwing me off balance. 


Legally Awesome
This week, Jami Wintz McKeon and Therese Pritchard broke up a boys club when they became the first women chairs at two major law firms. Did anyone else just hear what sounded like a glass ceiling shattering? 


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    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.