Just as students head back to school, the White House released a new public service announcement on Wednesday to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent as part of the “It’s on Us” campaign.The 30-second video features celebrity cameos from actors including Zoe Saldana, Minka Kelly, John Cho and Josh Hutcherson who all describe consent... read more
Although there are 400,000 women lawyers in America, women make up just 17% of prosecutors nationally -- and of that, just 1% are women of color. A new campaign aims to change that, arguing that elected law enforcement positions such as prosecutor roles have some of the most power to impact the lives of women. read more
When Rep. Tammy Duckworth began traveling with her infant daughter, frequent flights from her congressional district in Illinois to Washington, D.C. presented a new challenge: finding a suitable space to breastfeed in airport terminals.
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Welcome to Women in Politics: College Edition, where promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses across the country will be featured on msnbc.com. Rebecca Jaeger has been nominated to represent the University of Delaware as a leader making a difference not only through key issues on campus, but in bridging... read more
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Thursday morning will announce the Young Women’s Initiative, the first city initiative in the nation designed to invest specifically in the futures of young women of color. “For too long, young women in New York City have experienced systemic disparity in all areas of life, whether its... read more
As a student at Columbia, Emma Sulkowicz vowed to carry her mattress around campus until the man she said raped her was expelled or graduated, whichever came first. On Tuesday, true to her word, Sulkowicz lugged the mattress onstage during her commencement ceremony, aided by four friends and plenty of enthusiastic cheers and applause. She... read more
Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chair who for months has positioned herself as the anti-Hillary Clinton, let her essential role in the election be known Monday morning when she officially declared her candidacy for president in 2016 with a video featuring not herself, but the former secretary of state.
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Welcome to Women in Politics: College Edition, where promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses across the country will be featured on msnbc.com. Emily Lustig has been nominated to represent the University of Michigan as a leader making a difference not only through key issues on campus, but in bridging the... read more
Baltimore's state's attorney probably did not expect to be thrust into the national spotlight during her fourth month on the job. And yet Marilyn Mosby — the youngest top prosecutor of any major city in America — now finds herself playing a key role in a local drama that has gripped the country.The 35-year-old is tasked with... read more
Hillary Clinton is not officially in the 2016 race, but the former secretary of state is already building a powerhouse digital team led by women – just in time for her planned presidential announcement this Sunday. The latest addition to the all-but-declared Clinton campaign is Google executive Stephanie Hannon, who was hired Wednesday to be her... read more