All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA)
AIDWA is one of the largest Indian women's organizations, with about 5.4 million members, at the grassroots level. The site has information in events and issues affecting women in India, as well as updates on AIDWA's current campaigns for women's empowerment and economic independence.
Alternatives to Marriage Project
The Alternatives to Marriage Project is a national non-profit organization for unmarried people that advocates for fair treatment, equal rights, validation, and support for alternative families, including single-parent households, step-families, unmarried couple households, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender parent-led households. Check out the site for great information as well as opportunities to take action.
America's War on the Disabled: 1975-1992: A Personal Account
An online book containing a detailed review of Social Security Disability gender-specific policies and questions.
Better World Links on the U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2004
U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2004
The biggest and probably the best link list on the election:
2500 Links - An excellent information resource for voters
and important tool for campaigners & volunteers alike !
Headquartered in San Francisco, CARAL (California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League) is a non-profit organization dedicated to electing pro-choice candidates to office. Its Web page provides information about the organization, a voter's guide that is specific to California, a list of abortion-related sites, a clinic violence page, and a listing of California politics resources. Most notably, the site contains a wealth of information and resources for those who want to become more involved. The site also includes a "fun, pro-choice movie."
Center for the American Woman and Politics
Created by the State University of New Jersey this site provides a wealth of information on women in politics including fact sheets on the gender gap and current and former women officeholders, a summary of 1996 women candidates and a detailed list by state of women candidates in U.S. congressional and statewide races in 1996.
CODEPINK Women For Peace
CODEPINK is a women initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement that seeks positive social change through proactive, creative protest and non-violent direct action.
Deaf Watch Homepage
This site contains legal resource and deaf advocacy links, ADA and disability laws, personal stories, back issues of the "Deaf Watch" newsletter and much more.
This interactive site is designed to provide voters with vital information on the electoral process, created by the League of Women Voters.
Current events from a liberal feminist perspective with an emphasis on reproductive rights.
Emerge America seeks to increase the number of Democratic leaders holding public office in the United States in order to create a truly representative American democracy. In particular, Emerge America is focused on finding new and innovative ways to support Democratic women interested in running for public office. To do this, Emerge America identifies and develops community-based affiliate programs designed to recruit, educate and inspire talented and diverse Democratic women who want to pursue elective office at the local, state and national levels.
Emerge participants across America commit themselves to a seven month long, comprehensive training program. In addition to teaching the skills necessary for a successful campaign for public office, the Emerge America curriculum is unique in its focus on ethics and responsibility in government. Emerge America is committed to providing ongoing, intensive support to its program graduates, including developing an Emerge America network of alumnae, politicians and donors.
Emerge America is positioned for long-term success due to the following factors:
· Need: Emerge is unique because it provides a comprehensive seven month training program on the nuts and bolts of running for office AND a strong network of other Democratic women who are also planning on running for office. There are Republican training programs in 16 states providing this EXACT service to Republican women.
· Proven track record: We have a strong, replicable and sustainable model. Our early successes demonstrate Emerge’s impact: 61% of our graduates hold public office because of Emerge.
· California affiliate: Launched 2002; 3 classes totaling 66 alumni, with 8 runs for office, 4 successful runs (1 running currently), and over 36 appointments to commissions. www.emergeca.org
· Arizona affiliate: Launched 2003; 2 classes totaling 24 alumni, with 14 runs for office, 13 successful bids, and 2 appointments to commissions. www.emergeaz.org
· Grassroots approach: Emerge is committed to making sure that each program is tailored to its community and that community members are stakeholders in the Emerge program. We recognize that one model does not fit all.
EMILY's List, an acronym which stands for "Early Money is Like Yeast," because it makes the dough rise, is now the nation's biggest resource for federal candidates. Since 1985, EMILY's List has helped to elect pro-choice Democratic women.
Equal Rights Amendment
A history of the Equal Rights Amendment from 1923 to the present.
Equal Rights Amendment.org
This website is a place to find out about this historic amendment and join the effort to achieve equal rights for women and men. It is a project of the Alice Paul Institute in collaboration with the ERA Task Force of the National Council of Women's Organizations.
Young women are rarely given the opportunity to speak on their own behalf on issues that affect their lives and futures. Feministing provides a platform for us to comment, analyze and influence.
Fifty Plus One
The site for this grassroots organization in the Metropolitan DC area highlights its efforts to increase the number of women in Congress and describes its training seminars.
NARAL's new site to monitor the Bush administration and its violations to abortion and reproductive rights.
The Election Party, a non-partisan organization working to make this election day a popular holiday and a national holiday by 2008. I've attached a PDF of our mission, enitled "Tradition".
In the meantime, we areworking to give this election day the spirit of a popular holiday by creating an atmosphere of celebration and pride in our democracy on Election Day. We've assembled a network of venues, all throwing "election parties", large and small.
To date we've assembled a network of over 100 bars, lounges, art spaces and other venues in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami to host a simultaneous web of election parties. We aim to infuse the night with the energy of a traditional holidays and events like Thanksgiving and the Super Bowl.
All this to create a movement, an energy that becomes part of the zeitgeist (which evidently, it's already happening). There is tremendous enthusiasm from everyone involved.
No doubt, you're aware of the social component seen in this election cycle. It's truly exciting. Also worth mentioning is the fact that we all share a spirit of camaraderie and civility in terms of the outcome. But outcome is not the point. Whether you rejoice or recoil when the votes are counted, we are all part of the process, and this we feel is worth celebrating.
After Election Day, the Election Party will continue on with its mission to lobby toward making Election Day a national holiday. I've included a PDF explaining our mission (entitled "Tradition").
All venues are listed on our web site: www.theelectionparty.org, with details on specific events to follow. Visit www.urbanpioneerproject.com magazine: issue #2 for more background info.
Information on women elected officials and women in the military. Good analysis of upcoming political contests. Also, a historical section on "women warriors" throughout the ages.
International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics)
The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics) is an online workspace designed to serve the needs of elected officials, candidates, political party leaders and members, researchers, students and other practitioners interested in advancing women in politics. It is a joint project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA).
Journal of Women, Politics & Policy
The Journal of Women, Politics & Policy (formerly Women & Politics) has been retitled to better reflect its expanded focus and multidisciplinary approach to the study of women’s lives. Covered by over 60 abstracting/indexing services, the journal explores women’s roles in the political process—as voters, activists, leaders in interest groups and political parties, and office holders in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government, including the increasingly relevant international bodies such as the European Union and the World Trade Organization. It examines the impact of public policies on women’s lives, examining policy areas such as tax and budget policy, poverty and income security, education and employment, caregiving, and health and human rights, including violence, safety, and reproductive rights.
League of Women Voters
Welcome to the League of Women Voters' web site, the online home of our nation's premier grassroots citizen organization.
Whether you're interested in voter information, civic participation, or current public policy issues such as election reform, campaign finance reform and health care, you have come to the right place.
This web site not only gives you the most up-to-date information, it provides you with the tools to get involved in the democratic process at the federal, state and local levels. We invite each of you to visit our interactive center - the place to go to get connected to your elected officials and media representatives.
Funny, cool and political tee-shirts and gifts. Get the coolest of the cool shirts at Merch-Bot.com. Featuring
weekly updates and new tees all the time.
An interactive political website where you can browse articles from past and current issues of the Mother Jones magazine, get updates on current campaigns, and get the low-down on candidate stances.
Mothers Opposing Bush
We are Mothers (and Others) Opposing Bush because this administration's policies endanger our families and our country. We come from across the political spectrum and focus on issues central to families. Our plan is to mobilize mothers around the country. We are collecting a large database of supporters, holding visible activities and raising funds for a national media campaign aimed at spreading our message. Mothers have a certain influence and are very concerned about the world we leave for the world's children. We are an all-volunteer group with 85 chapters around the country (since May 2004).
Moving Ideas Network
Moving Ideas posts an online publication that draws the best ideas and
resources from over 100 member organization -- leaders in progressive
and advocacy institutions. We hope to strengthen democratic participation by providing a more inclusive and intelligible debate about the issues that shape our world.
National First Ladies Library
Devoted to the "history and legacy of America's first ladies," this site contains a virtual library of more than 40,000 books, manuscripts, journals, newspaper articles and other materials related to first ladies.
National Women's Political Caucus
Unites women of all parties under the pro-choice banner.
Voter Registration Project
Overseas Vote Foundation
Overseas Vote Foundation is dedicated to making the right to vote accessible and simple for all Americans living outside of the United States. Our focus is on providing secure Internet-based voter registration services and support to the millions of Americans who want to participate in US federal elections. Overseas Vote Foundation actively conducts the necessary research required to understand the real factors impeding voting from overseas - and presents common-sense suggestions on how to improve the overseas voting system to policy makers.
Political Empowerment Resources
A mediated list of 100's of links related to political empowerment, including: alternative media, human rights, activist resources, ecology, minority groups, feminism, union and labor sites and more. Also find a link to the Empowerment Resources Online Bookstore.
Project Vote Smart
We are a 501c3 research library which collects factual information on all candidates - local right up through the presidential level - as well as interest groups and anything in congress. This information includes candidates voting records on such issues as abortion, which would be helpful to those people who utilize your resources. All of our information is completely non partisan and is completely free to public. It can be accessed through our website or by calling our toll free hotline - 888-VOTE-SMART.
Rural Womyn Zone
by, for, and about progressive rural women. Includes violence against rural women resources.
Planned Parenthood's site on the Bush administration and abortion and reproductive rights. Action, information, and more.
The American Political Network
This site contains Abortion Report, which reports on media coverage of abortion issues daily. Registration is required.
The National Organization for Women: Key Issues
This section of NOW's site features information on several issues including electoral politics and a legislation section with NOW's legislative update.
The Plight of the Afghan Woman
Site dedicated to providing updated news and information about women in Afghanistan.
The White House Project
The White House Project, a national, nonpartisan, non-for-profit organization, aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors, up to the U.S. presidency. By filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse, critical mass of women, we make American institutions, businesses and government truly representative. Through multi-platform programs, The White House Project creates a culture where America’s most valuable untapped resource—women—can succeed in all realms.
This new site by the Southern Poverty Law Center is an online space for activists to combat sexiam, racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, and other forms of hate. Learn about bias in its many forms, and, more improtantly, learn how to foster tolerance, acceptance, and activism.
TransitionWatch - George W. Bush (2000)
Created by CMSi in collaboration with thefeminist Majority, Greenpeace, ACLU, and the International Campaign for Tibet, this website tracks the first 100 days of the Bush Administration from the perspective of progressive issue groups.feminist Majority has contributed news, Take Actions, and feature articles on the issue of Women's Rights -- and how they are affected by the new administration.
U.S. Politics Online Discussion Forums
A political discussion forum dedicated to the free exchange of ideas and helping the citizenry become more informed on the issues that affect them.
University of Michigan Documents Center
The Documents Center is a central reference and referral point for government information, whether local, state, federal, foreign or international. Its web pages are a reference and instructional tool for government, politicalscience, statistical data, and news.
VoterVirgin: Everybody's Doin' It In '04
Dedicated to enticing voters with a smile, VoterVirgin is 100% issue free, PG-13, and fun. Tools for anyone determined to recruit more people to participate in our democracy. Try the Get Involved page and Spread The Love if you want to take it for a test drive.
If you put a link on your site to http://Vote-USA.org your visitors will be able to get a custom sample ballot for the November 2nd election. But, more important, each ballot provides a comparison of the candidates and their positions on the major issues in this election. All the information is provided by the candidates themselves and we have received over 10,000 pieces of information from them thus far. If you like we can send you a couple small images that your webmaster could use as button links. Also if you like we could brand the site to look like a part of your site and make navigation seamless. Thus you can add our service to your web site and any credit is yours. Visit http://vote-usa.org for more details.
What She Said!
A Blog for and about Progressive Women Bloggers, with links to over 400 women writers.
Women & Politics
This site features the quarterly academic journal of research and policy studies Women in Politics, as well as a listing of political resources and links, abstracts, and discussion lists.
Women in Leadership
This site, maintained by a journalist, features listings of women in political positions of power throughout the world and throughout history and is updated frequently.
Women Leaders Online
Dedicated to mobilizing women over the Internet, empowering women politically and stopping the anti-women agenda of the Radical Right, Women Leaders Online features the Women's Contract With America, Opinions, News Sources, and Media Watches and numerous links. http://wlo.org/woc/news/ Women Organizing for Change features news from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
Women's Campaign School at Yale
The site provides information on the School and its events and workshops, and links to 12 other sites related to empowering women in politics.