***Weekly Roundup | February 7, 2014

Introducing I Vote for Women!

The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of I Vote for Women (IVoteForWomen.com). Through this movement, the Women's Chamber focuses our tremendous voting and financial clout to support and elect women to office.  As we come together, we will break through the status quo, dramatically raise our influence and put our own stamp on political leadership -- finally securing women-led progress in world leadership, human rights, fair pay and promotion, family-friendly work environments, retirement security and women-owned business growth.  Learn more about I Vote for Women.

As you explore our website, you'll find: the IVFW Position Guide (used to help women understand the views of candidates), listing for federal and statewide candidatesnews and reportsresources and information on how you can run for officesupport candidates and get involved in the IVFW movement.

Roundup: Below is a review of recent media, reports and discussions addressing women candidates, elections and policy important to women.

TOP STORY: If you haven't watched this video of Former Governor Jennifer Granholm and Republican Strategist Marty Matalin on Real Time with Bill Maher, take a moment now to watch the debate. While Granholm argues women need to step up into elected office to improve our world, while Matalin maintains women just need to be in the room.

Women Candidates - Ups, Downs, Attacks & Successes

Women Political Leaders

    The War On (and For) Women
    Money in Politics
    Why Aren't More Women Running?

    Margot Dorfman, CEO
    Margot Dorfman, CEO
    U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce

    P.S. Yes, I took my own advice: I was recently elected to serve as Commissioner of my home town.

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