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EMILYs List is launching Run to Win

EMILYís List is launching Run to Win, a national recruitment campaign aimed at recruiting and helping thousands of pro-choice Democratic women around the country run for office and win.

We've been working to recruit and elect women to office for over 30 years because we know that women bring unique and diverse experiences that matter for policies that will impact our families. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYís List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color and more young women are stepping up to run. Diverse representation at every level of government means weíll all have a voice.

Thatís where YOU come in. We are asking you to step up and run for office, especially at the state and local level. And men, you can help by encouraging your wife, daughter, colleague, and friends to run too.

You donít have to have years of political experience, a Ph.D. in the issues that matter to you, or a law degree (although those women are welcome too). You know when policies work for you and your family and when they donít. We think itís long overdue that you have a seat at the decision-making table.

EMILYís List is doubling our forces across the country to train and recruit new candidates. We can help give you the tools to be a strong and strategic candidate. In-person trainings, webinars, and other resources will introduce you to the basic tools needed to run and win.


This is excellent!
Posted by herding cats | Mon Feb 6, 2017, 02:02 PM (2 replies)

Trump didn't know what he was signing when he placed Bannon on security council.

WASHINGTON ó President Trump loves to set the dayís narrative at dawn, but the deeper story of his White House is best told at night.

Aides confer in the dark because they cannot figure out how to operate the light switches in the cabinet room. Visitors conclude their meetings and then wander around, testing doorknobs until finding one that leads to an exit. In a darkened, mostly empty West Wing, Mr. Trumpís provocative chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, finishes another 16-hour day planning new lines of attack.


Cloistered in the White House, he now has little access to his fans and supporters ó an important source of feedback and validation ó and feels increasingly pinched by the pressures of the job and the constant presence of protests, one of the reasons he was forced to scrap a planned trip to Milwaukee last week. For a sense of what is happening outside, he watches cable, both at night and during the day ó too much in the eyes of some aides ó often offering a bitter play-by-play of critics like CNNís Don Lemon.

Until the past few days, Mr. Trump was telling his friends and advisers that he believed the opening stages of his presidency were going well. ďDid you hear that, this guy thinks itís been terrible!Ē Mr. Trump said mockingly to other aides when one dissenting view was voiced last week during a West Wing meeting.

But his opinion has begun to change with a relentless parade of bad headlines.

Mr. Trump got away from the White House this weekend for the first time since his inauguration, spending it in Palm Beach, Fla., at his private club, Mar-a-Lago, posting Twitter messages angrily ó and in personal terms ó about the federal judge who put a nationwide halt on the travel ban. Mr. Bannon and Reince Priebus, the two clashing power centers, traveled with him.


Another change will be a new set of checks on the previously unfettered power enjoyed by Mr. Bannon and the White House policy director, Stephen Miller, who oversees the implementation of the orders and who received the brunt of the internal and public criticism for the rollout of the travel ban.


Mr. Priebus bristles at the perception that he occupies a diminished perch in the West Wing pecking order compared with previous chiefs. But for the moment, Mr. Bannon remains the presidentís dominant adviser, despite Mr. Trumpís anger that he was not fully briefed on details of the executive order he signed giving his chief strategist a seat on the National Security Council, a greater source of frustration to the president than the fallout from the travel ban.


This is a must read article. It's total chaos in the WH, and Trump is signing whatever they put in front of him.
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