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Please join us tonight to welcome Ellen R. Malcolm, one of the most influential players in today's political landscape. She will be speaking and signing her new book When Women Win: Emily's List and the Rise of Women in American Politics.
ABOUT WHEN WOMEN WIN
In 1985, aware of the near-total absence of women in Congress, Ellen R. Malcolm launched EMILY’s List, a powerhouse political organization that seeks to ignite change by getting women elected to office. The rest is riveting history: Between 1986 — when there were only 12 Democratic women in the House and none in the Senate — and now, EMILY’s List has helped elect 19 women Senators, 11 governors, and 110 Democratic women to the House.
Incorporating exclusive interviews with Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Tammy Baldwin, and others, When Women Win delivers stories of some of the toughest political contests of the past three decades, including the historic victory of Barbara Mikulski as the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate in her own right; the defeat of Todd Akin (“legitimate rape”) by Claire McCaskill; and Elizabeth Warren’s dramatic win over incumbent Massachusetts senator Scott Brown.
When Women Win includes Malcolm's own story — the high drama of Anita Hill’s sexual harassment testimony against Clarence Thomas and its explosive effects on women’s engagement in electoral politics; the long nights spent watching the polls after months of dogged campaigning; the heartbreaking losses and unprecedented victories — but it’s also a page-turning political saga that may well lead up to the election of the first woman president of the United States.
ABOUT ELLEN R. MALCOLM
As founder, president, and chair of EMILY's List, Ellen R. Malcolm has helped level the political playing field for women candidates, brought millions of women voters to the polls, and created a powerful movement dedicated to restoring progressive values to American government.One of the largest and most successful political action committees in the country, EMILY's List has over 3 million members and has helped elect 10 pro-choice Democratic women U.S. senators, 110 U.S. representatives, and 11 governors. Ellen R. Malcom lives in Washington, D.C.
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