Tag Archives: Election 2008

75th Woman Goes to the House of Representatives

Election Day 2008 guaranteed that more women than ever will serve in the 111th U.S. Congress, and on Dec. 6, Mary Jo Kilroy of Ohio claimed the right to join their ranks. Kilroy, a Democrat, was in a race too-close-to-call … Continue reading

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Record Marriage Gap among Women Voters

Unmarried women of all ages played a key role in the 2008 General Election – they were the largest block of the electorate, representing 26% of registered voters (one of every four voters!).  70% of unmarried women voting on November … Continue reading

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Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures Defeated

While Election Day proved to be a disappointment for LGBT rights, all three anti-abortion measures we previously wrote about were soundly defeated. South Dakota’s sweeping abortion ban, known as Initiated Measure 11, was defeated 55% to 44%. In California, 52.6% … Continue reading

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Remember to Vote Today and Bring a Friend!

The General Election is finally here, and today we have an opportunity to participate in our democracy by voting. In the past, there has been one group of the electorate that has not voted at the same rate as others … Continue reading

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The More You Know: Emergency Ballots

Election Day is almost here and we are expecting a great turnout at the polls, given the extraordinarily high number of voters who have registered all over the state (as well as all over the nation).  In consideration of this … Continue reading

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Know Your Voting Rights!

With an anticipated record voter turnout in Pennsylvania on November 4th, it’s important that we all know our voting rights.  So spread the word, and here are some quick facts about voting in Pennsylvania: First-time voters, or voters who have … Continue reading

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Reproductive Rights on Ballots Across the Country – Part I: Colorado

This fall, voters in three states will see anti-abortion measures on their ballots. The New York Times gives a good overview of all three in an editorial that opposed all the initiatives. We’ll be taking a closer look at each … Continue reading

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