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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:18 AM

We’ve Come a Long Way Baby :)


The five women elected to the Senate in 1992, the "Year of the Woman"



Top Row (L-R): Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Bottom Row: Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL), Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA)



From January 26, 2009 to January 3, 2011, seventeen women served concurrently in the Senate for the first time.



Left to right:
Standing: Murkowski, *Lincoln, McCaskill, Stabenow, Cantwell, Gillibrand, Hutchison, Mikulski, Murray, Landrieu, Boxer, Snowe
Seated: Hagan, Feinstein, Shaheen, Collins, Klobuchar

Note:
*Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), in the above photo, not currently in the U.S. Senate.
Kelly Ayote (R-NH) is currently serving in the U.S. Senate, but not in the photo.
Snowe (R-ME) and Hutchison (R-TX) did not run this year due to retirement, they are both in the photo but will not be in the new 113th Congress next year.



Women joining the U.S. Senate in the new 113th Congress that have won seats in the 2012 election are:

Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin)
Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)
Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts).
Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota)
Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska)


So, in January 2013, the number of serving women senators will increase to 20.
Women will now hold 20 of the 100 seats of The Senate, a historic number that is still only 20% of the seats.
Considering women comprise more than 50% of the U.S. population - our work is not yet done.

We have 30 more seats to win!





Edited to add...

Below is a link with a LIST of the 33 seats being contested in The U.S. Senate in regular elections in 2014,
20 Democrats and 13 Republicans:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_elections,_2014



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Tx4obama Nov 2012 OP
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #1
Cha Nov 2012 #2
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #3
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #4
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2012 #5
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #6
LostinRed Nov 2012 #7
union_maid Nov 2012 #8
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #9
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #10

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:26 AM

1. K&R nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:33 AM

2. We have 4 new Dem Women Senators to one R..

Maybe they can teach her something? Ha!

Thanks Tx..this is really Great! We have!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:38 AM

3. Forward, with more women in Congress!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:39 AM

4. Rumor has it that Ashley Judd ‘might’ throw her hat into the ring against Mitch McConnell (R-KY)


Ms. Judd was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky on May 9, 2009. She subsequently earned a Mid-Career Master in Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2010.

Take a look at the Humanitarian Work and Political Activities sections on the link below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Judd


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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:59 AM

5. K&R! How incredibly cool!

I especially like the first pic, recognized all of them, and my very own senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, is in the second. She was previously my congresswoman!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:35 AM

6. Barbara Mikulski regarding women in The U.S. Senate - videos from the 2010

CNN: Longest serving female senator, Barbara Mikulski


Uploaded by CNN on Dec 27, 2010

Senator Barbara Mikulski is set to become the longest serving female senator in history. Dana Bash spoke with her.
(She passed that milestone and now IS the longest serving female senator in history.)



Additional interesting videos below from 2010 regarding women in the senate...

Mikulski wears the pants
CNN's Dana Bash talks with Sen. Barbara Mikulski about breaking down barriers in the Senate.
http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/politics/2010/12/26/intv.bash.mikulski.1.cnn#/video/politics/2010/12/26/intv.bash.mikulski.1.cnn

Mikulski's list of 'firsts'
Sen. Barbara Mikulski talks about her place in the history of the United States Congress.
http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/politics/2010/12/26/intv.bash.mikulski.2.cnn#/video/politics/2010/12/26/intv.bash.mikulski.2.cnn

Mikulski on differences
Sen. Barbara Mikulski says women often bring a different perspective to leadership than their male counterparts.
http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/politics/2010/12/26/intv.bash.mikulski.3.cnn#/video/politics/2010/12/26/intv.bash.mikulski.3.cnn

Mikulski on equal pay
Senator Barbara Mikulski talks about one of her proudest legislative achievements.
http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/politics/2010/12/26/intv.bash.mikulski.4.cnn#/video/politics/2010/12/26/intv.bash.mikulski.4.cnn


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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:52 AM

7. why does the 1992 pic look like it's from the 1960's

was fashion that bad back then? Not a comment on the women I'm sure men were dressed just as bad. I just don't remember 1992 that well maybe I should look at some pictures of how I was dressed back then. Could be that it's in black and white. Still awful

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Response to LostinRed (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:45 AM

8. Oh, yeah. Very bad period for womens' clothing

Especially what are called "career" clothing. But other things as well. I remember shopping for a dress at the time. I must have had to go to something that called for one. At my job at the time, slacks and a nice top were all we had to do, so dress shopping wasn't a thing I normally did. I recall asking a salesperson if there wasn't something that didn't look like Lucy and Ethel. There wasn't much.

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Response to LostinRed (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:57 AM

9. 60s retro was in, then.

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Response to LostinRed (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:00 AM

10. It is strange that the photo is black & white instead of color. n/t

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