Rewire. August 25, 2017.
It’s been nearly 100 years since women were granted the right to vote under the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The day is commemorated nationally on Women’s Equality Day, August 26.
Bonnie Dow. The Tennessean. January 5, 2017.
Amid all of the Election Day postmortems, one question has been repeatedly posed to me as someone who works with an organization that funds women candidates: what happened to the women who were going to elect Hillary Clinton our first woman president?
Michael Edward Miller. WUTC, November 9, 2016.
Governor Bill Haslam created Insure Tennessee to help 280,000 low-income residents in the state get health insurance. But a small group of Republican lawmakers in the state Senate Health Committee killed the plan before it got off the ground, which inspired the creation of Women for Tennessee’s Future, an organization opposing Republicans by grooming female Democratic candidates to run for office.
Bonnie Dow. The Tennessean. September 23, 2016.
Last week’s vote to expel Jeremy Durham from the Tennessee General Assembly was a welcome conclusion to the sordid saga that has occupied the state’s attention since January.
Yet House Speaker Beth Harwell’s self-congratulatory account in The Tennessean of her role in the Durham debacle overlooks key details worth remembering.
Carl Bialik, FiveThirtyEight, July 28, 2016
Tonight, Hillary Clinton will be the first woman to accept the presidential nomination of a major political party. Last night, I spoke to Megan Barry, who last year became mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, about the obstacles that women face and have overcome in electoral politics, which also were explored by our colleague Christine Laskowski in a video this week.
Thomas Novelly. The Tennessean. July 14, 2016.
A group of 11 women took to the steps of Legislative Plaza on Thursday to read excerpts of Jeremy Durham’s sexual harassment during his time in office as outlined in a 50-page report from the Attorney General.
Nashville.gov. July 13, 2016.
Mayor Barry announced the creation of a Council on Gender Equity today through an executive order. The Council will serve in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and Chief Diversity Officer, and will assess identified gender inequity issues and develop recommended solutions that would assist in ensuring that the Metropolitan Nashville Government is operating in a manner that reflects the needs of all people. Members will provide information, advice, research, program recommendation, and education, on issues of interest.
Frank Daniels. The Tennessean. April 9, 2016.
Tuesday, Women for Tennessee’s Future unveiled a concerted strategy to shift the political debate in the 2016 legislative races, introducing 23 candidates, all women and all Democrats, who are challenging 21 Republican incumbents (two are running for open seats).
Georgiana Vines. Knoxville News Sentinel. April 8, 2016.
Women for Tennessee’s Future, a political action committee dedicated to helping progressive women get elected to the state Legislature, plans to try to help Democrats get elected to Republican-held seats in Knox and other counties in 2016.
J. P. Green. The Democratic Strategist. April 7, 2016.
For those interested in the races in the state legislatures of America, keep an eye on Tennessee, where an interesting down-ballot strategy is taking shape — 23 Democratic women are running for seats in the state senate and house, supported by Women for Tennessee’s Future.