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A Super Tuesday for Women Politicians

By Gwen Rubinstein on June 9th, 2010

4 women candidatesWomen won several high-profile races on Tuesday at both the state and national levels.  I am celebrating these victories, even for women whose politics and positions I don’t share.

When was the last political “year of the woman”? 1992.  We are past overdue.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on June 9th, 2010

ShannonHader_FightHIVinDCIn today’s rundown: The head of D.C.’s HIV/AIDS administration abruptly resigns.  |  D.C.’s emergency family shelter is at full capacity.  |  A strong showing for women politicians in yesterday’s primaries.

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Weekly Round-Up: News and Analysis on Women and Poverty (Week ending May 28, 2010)

The latest news, analysis and opinion on the state of low-income women and their families from Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity. This week: How one shelter is using language to help the homeless.  Plus, discrepancies are found in one state’s program that provides mammograms to low-income women.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on June 8th, 2010

In today’s rundown: The number of children living in poverty will reach its highest rate in two decades this year.  A look at the growing impact of women as donors.  Why giving circle participation is on the rise.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on June 3rd, 2010

In today’s rundown: Major changes to D.C.’s subsidized guardianship laws.  |  Emergency executive orders mean higher taxes, fees and fines in the District.  |  And the youth job market outlook just in time for the end of the school year.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on June 2nd, 2010

In today’s rundown: An account typically used to help low-income individuals buy homes is being successfully used by small business owners.  |  How Fairfax County is working to end homelessness.  |  A new campaign is offering the LGBTQ community access to resources to prevent domestic violence.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on June 1st, 2010

WeCanDoItPoster[1]In today’s rundown: A training program that helps local women learn the skills they need to earn more money.  |  D.C. is transferring control of a piece of city property to be used for a community college.  |  A new study finds that the percentage of high-poverty schools is on the rise.

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A Video Message From the New President of Washington Area Women’s Foundation

By Nicky Goren on June 1st, 2010

Today I begin my tenure as president of Washington Area Women’s Foundation.  I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead an organization that focuses on improving the lives of women and girls and to work with the individuals and groups that are committed to these efforts.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on May 27th, 2010

webcast picIn today’s rundown: A look at some of the barriers low-income women face during the recession.  |  The D.C. Council has passed a budget, but not everyone’s happy about it.

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Weekly Round-Up: News and Analysis on Women and Poverty (Week ending May 21, 2010)

The latest news, analysis and opinion on the state of low-income women and their families from Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity. This week: Why several single mothers can no longer afford childcare…. Plus, how the “Melanie’s Law” funding may not be enough to help low-income women.

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