Women make up over 51% of the voting electorate and yet men still far outnumber women in elected office in Ohio and across the country. This forum will explore options for increasing the number of women who run and hold elected office, particularly in Ohio.
Karen Beckwith, PhD, Flora Stone Mather Professor and Chair Department of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University
Christina Hagan, Ohio House of Representatives, (R) 50th District
Nina Turner, President, “Our Revolution, former Ohio State Senator, Cleveland Councilperson
Last night I watched the 90th Academy Awards ceremony. It was different, but I would not call it weird. Parts were annoying and wasteful of viewership, such as the gimmicks introduced by host Jimmy Kimmel, one of which he announced a contest: the shortest acceptance speech would win a $17,000 jet ski. However, overall viewership of the program was down, according to Deadline Hollywood. Perhaps many movie goers behaved economically as I did: I saw a few of them, but only 2 of the nominated 9 films for Best Picture grossed over $100M in 2017. I think I paid for …Continue reading →
A good, but infuriating, piece by David Dayen. I hope that Democrats get their acts together enough to do something about CHIP. Obviously Republicans will be difficult to impossible to negotiate with, but Democrats have to try. Really try. For This Congress, Children Come Last As lawmakers prepare to pass massive tax cuts for the wealthy, nearly 20 million poor Americans are needlessly at risk of losing their health insurance. In five states (Arizona, California, Minnesota, Ohio, and Oregon) and the District of Columbia, what funding remained for CHIP will run out by the end of December. Federal officials found …Continue reading →
By Vyara Gylsen at Global Research: Centre for Research on Globalization :: A group of women from all over the world [embarked yesterday] on a dangerous journey on board the Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG). Two vessels [left] from Barcelona on 14 September with the goal of reaching the besieged Palestinian enclave by early October in a symbolic breaking of the Israeli-Egyptian blockade. One of these women is Zohar Chamberlain Regev, an Israeli citizen who was born and raised in Kibbutz Kfar Hahoresh, near Nazareth. She has been living in Spain for the past 12 years and has been involved in the Spanish component …Continue reading →