WCF President/CEO Media Appearances


TV Appearances

"The Next Word," MMC-TV. Segment on women in the 2012 election cycle, March 10, 2013
"The Big Picture," RT America. Segment on taking control of corporate America, March 4, 2013 
"The Big Picture," RT America. Segment on Michigan's new mandatory ultrasound bill, February 7, 2013
"Big Picture Rumble," RT America. Segment on gun control. January 14, 2013
"To The Contrary," PBS. Segment on Obama's new cabinet, Governor Maggie Hassan, and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. January 11, 2013
"To The Contrary," PBS. Segment on women on corporate boards. December 14, 2012
"To The Contrary," PBS. Segment on record number of women in the House and Senate, birth control economics, and author Marianne Williamson's book on women in politics. November 16, 2012
"The Big Picture Rumble," RT America. Segment on religious freedom in America. July 9, 2012
"The Big Picture," RT America. Segment on the grounds health insurers stand to charge women more than men. March 21, 2012.
"The Big Picture Rumble," RT America. Segment on why Republicans choose to lose the female vote. March 16, 2012.
"The Big Picture," RT America. Segment on Virginia's 'personhood' bills. February 16, 2012.
“To The Contrary,” PBS. Segment on the Herman Cain controversy, the Global Gender Gap, and the Domestic Workers Convention. November 4, 2011.

“To The Contrary,” PBS. Segment on the White House boys club and former Governor Jennifer Granholm. September 23, 2011.

“To The Contrary,” PBS. Segment on Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Off the Sidelines campaign. September 9, 2011

“Fox & Friends,” Fox News. Segment on Obama’s support among women voters. June 23, 2011.

“The Big Picture,” RT America. Segment broadcasting from the Netroots Nation convention. June 17, 2011.

“The Call,” CNBC. Segment on corporate tax rates. June 13, 2011

“Political Mann,” CNN. Segment on Obama’s oil policy. May 28 2011

“The Big Picture,” RT America. Segment why Republicans want control over women’s bodies. May 5, 2011

“America Live,” Fox News. Segment on plastic surgery for kids. April 15, 2011

"America Live," Fox News.  Segment on the passage of a bill in Wisconsin to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights.  March 11, 2011.

"The Big Picture," RT America. Segment on proposed Texas law mandating sonograms for women seeking an abortion. March 7, 2011.

“The Big Picture,” RT America. Segment on a Georgia bill that would force women to prove their miscarriages happened naturally. February 24, 2011.

"America Live," Fox News. Segment on showdown in Wisconsin between labor unions and the governor. February 21, 2011.

"Future Choices," LMC-TV. Segment on the necessary disaster relief for women's rights. February 17, 2011.

“The Big Picture,” RT America. Segment on the South Dakota measure to legalize killing abortion providers. February 16, 2011.

"The Big Picture," RT America.  Segment on proposed federal legislation to redefine "rape" for the purpose of restricting access to abortion care.  February 1, 2011.

“To The Contrary,” PBS. Segment on the effects of abortion and breast milk exchange. January 28, 2011.

“The Big Picture,” RT America. Segment on Michele Bachmann camera gaff and the Republican presidential candidate. January 28, 2011.

"Political Mann," CNN International. Segment on the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. January 15, 2011.

“America Live,” Fox News. Segment on President Obama’s health care law possibly killing his 2012 run. December 15, 2010.

“American Live.” Fox News. Segment on whether Nancy Pelosi will block compromise. November 26, 2010.

“America Live,” Fox News. Segment on Nancy Pelosi. November 5, 2010.

“Political Mann,” CNN International. Segment on the 2010 elections and what happens next. November 5, 2010.

“Richard French Live,” RNN. Segment on women and the 2010 elections. November 2, 2010.

“Washington Journal,” C-SPAN. Segment on women and the 2010 elections. October 9, 2010.

"Political Mann," CNN International. Segment on advice for candidates in the midterm elections.  September 24, 2010

America Live,” Fox News. Segment on the media’s treatment of women candidates. September 16, 2010.

“Political Mann,”CNN International. Segment on President Obama and the economy. September 10, 2010. 

“Studio B,” Fox News. Segment on fewer young voters calling themselves Democrats. September 3, 2010.

“Political Mann,” CNN International. Segment on Glenn Beck. September 3, 2010.

“Fox & Friends,” Fox News. Segment on the 2010 elections and the blame game between Democrats and Republicans. August 16, 2010. 

“Political Mann,” CNN International. Segment on President Obama and the Gulf Coast oil spill. June 4, 2010.

“Political Mann,” CNN International. Segment on the Obama Administration's response to the Gulf Coast oil spill. May 28, 2010.

 “America’s News HQ,” Fox News. Segment on moderate republican women and elections. February 7, 2010.

“Hardball with Chris Matthews,” MSNBC. Segment on elections, Martha Coakley, and Sexism. January 20, 2010.

Radio Appearances

"Yetta Kurland Live!" WWRL 1600 AM. Segment on getting more women in politics and policy. July 25, 2012

"The Leslie Marshall Show," Segment on the radical right's attempt to limit a woman's right to an abortion. March 17, 2011.

“The Chris Baker Show,” KTLK Minneapolis. Segment on tax cuts.

“The Brad Bannon Show,” AM 1510 Revolution Boston. Segment on women in American and international politics. November 21, 2010.

“The Brad Bannon Show,” AM 1510 Revolution Boston. Segment on the 2010 elections. September 12, 2010.

WDIY Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio. June 21, 2010.

“The Laura Ingraham Show.” Segment on conservative feminism. June 14, 2010.

Article Features

"Siobhan 'Sam' Bennett: Allentown water privatization an avoidable long-term mistake" The Morning Call, March 15, 2013.
Emily Schultheis, "Governorships: Where are women?" Politico, February 24, 2013.
Luisita Lopez Torregrosa, They Call It the Reverse Gender Gap.” The New York Times, December 13, 2011.

MCN Staff, “Lifetime Kicks Off 2012 ‘Every Woman Counts' Campaign Friday At Hofstra U.” Multichannel News, November 30, 2011.

Karin Henriksson, “Few Women in U.S. Politics.” Svenska Dagbladet, November 16, 2011.  

Ben Smith, “Women’s Groups vs. Cain.” Politico, November 8, 2011.

Amanda Terkel, “Senate Women Face High Stakes in 2012.” The Huffington Post, November 2, 2011.

Vicki Prichard, “PINK POLITICS is Essential Playbook for Female Candidates.” Examiner, October 21, 2011.

Kathy Groob, “Name It. Change It. Calls Out Sexism in the Media.” Elect Women Magazine, Ocotber 18, 2011.

“Women's Empowerment A Must for Sustainable Dev.” True & Impartial Daily Sun, October 17, 2011.

Kirsten Gillibrand, “What Getting Off the Sidelines Means to Sam Bennett.” Off the Sidelines, October 5, 2011. 

Sam Bennett, “President's Corner by Sam Bennett - President and CEO of Women's Campaign Forum.” Women in Government Relations, September 30, 2011.

Susan Rose, “U.S. and Arab Women: Both Demand Democracy”. TrustLaw, September 27, 2011.

Reginald Johnson, “Women Misrepresented in Public Office.”, September 22, 2011.

“Want More Women in Office? She Should Run, with The Women's Campaign Forum.” Momocrats, September 13, 2011.

Gloria Feldt, “Dems Need a Bachmann!” The Daily Beast, September 10, 2011.

Alexander Burns, “Rick Perry Wakes up the Left.” Politico, August 30, 2011.

Ben Smith, “Women’s Groups Join in Defending Bachmann.” Politico, August 9, 2011.

Egberto Willies, “Women’s Campaign Forum President Siobhan “Sam” Bennett At Netroots Nation On Electing Women.”, June 22, 2011.

Caroline May, “Obama's Support Among Women Voters.”  Daily Caller, June 20, 2011.

Selena Rezvani, “WCF on Why Women Run For Office and Why More Should.” Washington Post, June 16, 2011. 

The Arena, “Can Rick Santorum Win the White House.” Politico, June 6, 2011. 

Jeff Winkler, “Feminists accuse Joe Scarborough of using sexist language.” The Daily Caller, December 2, 2010.

WeNews Staff, “Cheers and Jeers: Senate Talks CEDAW; Paycheck Fairness Falls.”Women’s eNews, November 20, 2010.

Kate Kelly, “Women in Politics: An Equality Emergency.”The Huffington Post, November 15, 2010.

Ian McCann, “In Texas Legislature, strides for GOP mean strides for women.” The Dallas Morning News, November 13, 2010.

“Midterm Results Expected to Lower Number of Female Lawmakers.” Medical News Today, November 8, 2010.

WeNews Staff, “Election Victories: No Increase in Elected Women.”Women’s eNews, November 6, 2010.

Amanda Hess, “Krystal Ball claims victory over ‘sexist’ Santa photos.”, November 4, 2010.

David Crary, “Sexism remains a problem for women seeking office.” The New York Times, November 4, 2010.

Sherisse Pham, “And the Award for Most Sexist Media Coverage goes to…” The Note: ABC News Blog, November 4, 2010.

Bill Chappell, “Number of Women set to drop, ending 30-year trend.”The Two-Way: NPR News Blog, November 3, 2010.

Columbian Staff, “Now is not the time to man up.”The Columbian, October 31, 2010.

“Nonpartisan groups cry foul over Christine O’Donnell story.” ABC News, October 29, 2010.

John DiStaso, “John DiStaso’s Granite Status: Obama to host Election Eve telephone call-in to give Paul Hodes a final boost.” New Hampshire Union Leader, October 29, 2010.

Melissa Bell, “’Ice queen’ and ‘mean girl’: What not to call a woman politician.” The Washington Post, October 24, 2010.

Liz Halloran: “Candidate’s Racy Photos Raise Sexism, Privacy Issues.” NPR, October 12, 2010.

“Group Targets Leon over O’Donnell Sex Joke.” 44: Washington Post Blog, October 6, 2010.

Jessica Heslam, “Women’s Groups Berate WKRO.”Boston Herald, October 6, 2010.

Krissah Thompson, “Women’s groups call out political sexism.” The Washington Post, September 1, 2010.

Sarah Blustain, “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back.” American Prospect, August 13, 2010.

Richard Dunham, “Analysis: Lessons of the 2010 primaries, from Kay Bailey Hutchison to Carly Fiorina.” San Francisco Chronicle, June 12, 2010.

Marcia G. Yerman, “Women+Politics=Change.”The Huffington Post, April 7, 2010.

WeNews Staff, “Reform Vote Gets Yays, Nays from Women’s Lobby.”Women’s eNews, March 23, 2010.

“Campaign Trail for Feb. 20.”, February 20, 2010.

Amy-Willlard Cross, “Money Talks Louder than Women—with Citizens United.”, February 18, 2010.

“Women’s Campaign Forum backs Wallace for Congress.” The Columbian, February 18, 2010.

Liz Goodwin, “Harold Ford vs. Wall Street Wives.” The Daily Beast, February 10, 2010.

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