When Women Win: Emily's List and the Rise of Women in American Politics

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HMH, Mar 8, 2016 - Political Science - 384 pages
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A behind-the-scenes look at the organization that transformed Congress—and became a force for female empowerment.
 
In 1985, aware of the near-total absence of women in Congress, Ellen Malcolm launched EMILY’s List, a powerhouse political organization that seeks to ignite change by getting women elected to office. The rest is history: Since then, EMILY’s List has helped elect 23 women senators, 12 governors, and 116 Democratic women to the House.
 
When Women Win delivers stories of some of the toughest political contests of the past three decades, including the historic victory of Barbara Mikulski as the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate in her own right and Elizabeth Warren’s dramatic Senate win. It is both a page-turning political drama and an important look at the effects of women’s engagement in politics.
 
 

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The history of a defiant movement to elect women. In 1980, Malcolm, the great-granddaughter of a founder of IBM, looking for a way to put her inherited fortune to use for effective social change ... Read full review

Contents

A Political Education
1
A Movement Begins
11
Starting From Zero
23
The Vicious Cycle And How To Break It
35
The Ferraro Factor
43
The Founding Mothers
55
A Distant Kingdom
67
A Star Is Born
85
Leaping And Creeping
201
The Next Piece Of The Puzzle
225
Madam Speaker
243
Down To The Wire
257
EMILYS List 20
271
Women Make It Work
289
Back Matter
303
Back Flap
359

How To Beat Bubba
107
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
133
The Year Of The Woman
159
Reversal Of Fortune
175
Back Cover
360
Spine
361
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Ellen R. Malcolm is the founder and chair of EMILY's List, one of the most successful political organizations in the country. She lives in Washington, DC.

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