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June 29, 1995
WITH three women running for the top three spots in city government, there were expectations that the fund-raising organization Harriet's List would get involved in these local races.To the lament of the female candidates, it's not.That had to be disappointing news for mayoral candidate Mary Pat Clarke, comptroller candidate Joan Pratt and City Council president candidate Vera Hall. They are all in tough fights against men and need all the financial assistance they can get.A spokesperson for Harriet's List, Sayra Wells Meyerhoff, told the City Paper that the group's board had decided to concentrate on recruiting women candidates for the legislature, even though those campaigns are two years away.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2011
— Like other Democrats in Congress, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is battling Republican budget cuts and working to bring home federal money for her state. But as the 2012 election nears, Maryland's senior senator is also playing a role in national politics: helping to elect more women to Congress. As the longest-serving woman in the chamber's history, the self-styled Dean of the Senate Women is poised to become a powerful messenger and fundraiser for female Democratic senators running for re-election across the country next year.
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1996
To celebrate the 76th anniversary of women's suffrage -- and to promote the re-election of Bill Clinton -- two Maryland Democratic organizations announced a campaign yesterday to win the support of 184,000 Maryland women who dropped out of the voting process between 1992 and 1994.The tone of the national political debate sent women away in disgust, according to U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the Maryland Democrat, who spoke at a news conference announcing the campaign yesterday at the Rotunda in Baltimore.
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By ANDREW A. GREEN AND JENNIFER SKALKA and ANDREW A. GREEN AND JENNIFER SKALKA,SUN REPORTERS | December 8, 2005
EMILY's List, the biggest political action committee in the nation, announced this week that it is endorsing state Sen. Paula C. Hollinger in the 3rd Congressional District, a move that could steer tens of thousands of dollars to her campaign and give her an early advantage in the crowded race. The organization, which is dedicated to electing Democratic women who support abortion rights, praised Hollinger as a national leader in health care policy. "She has a proven base and a long list of legislative accomplishments and an ability to win tough races," said Martha McKenna, campaign services director of EMILY's List.
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By ANDREW A. GREEN AND JENNIFER SKALKA and ANDREW A. GREEN AND JENNIFER SKALKA,SUN REPORTERS | December 8, 2005
EMILY's List, the biggest political action committee in the nation, announced this week that it is endorsing state Sen. Paula C. Hollinger in the 3rd Congressional District, a move that could steer tens of thousands of dollars to her campaign and give her an early advantage in the crowded race. The organization, which is dedicated to electing Democratic women who support abortion rights, praised Hollinger as a national leader in health care policy. "She has a proven base and a long list of legislative accomplishments and an ability to win tough races," said Martha McKenna, campaign services director of EMILY's List.
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By Michael A. Fletcher and Michael A. Fletcher,Sun Staff Writer | June 2, 1994
State Sen. Mary H. Boergers' long-shot campaign for governor got a major boost yesterday when she received the endorsement of EMILY's List, a political fund-raising group that has funneled millions of dollars to women Democratic candidates across the country.The endorsement could pay off in hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions for Ms. Boergers. It also provides instant credibility to her candidacy, which has doggedly forged ahead amid criticism that she is unelectable because she is little known beyond her legislative district in Montgomery County.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1996
Baltimore's chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women brought together nearly 10 times that number yesterday at Martin's West to honor five African-American women for distinguished community service.The award recipients included one Baltimorean, Carla D. Hayden, in her second year as director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Library Journal, the nation's premier publication for library news, named Hayden Librarian of the Year in January. She is the author of "Ventures into Cultures: A Multi-Cultural Bibliography and Resource Book" and, as Dr. Patricia L. Schmoke pointed out yesterday, is personally responsible for bringing her husband, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, online.
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By Michael A. Fletcher and Michael A. Fletcher,Sun Staff Writer | June 2, 1994
State Sen. Mary H. Boergers' long-shot campaign for governor got a major boost yesterday when she received the endorsement of EMILY's List, a political fund-raising group that has funneled millions of dollars to women Democratic candidates across the country.The endorsement could pay off in hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions for Ms. Boergers. It also provides instant credibility to her candidacy, which has doggedly forged ahead amid criticism that she is unelectable because she is little known beyond her legislative district in Montgomery County.
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By Bruce L. Bortz | April 8, 1993
WOMEN are about to make a big splash in Maryland campaigns, one that will affect state politics for at least a decade. It all has to do with money.The new effort is a Maryland offshoot of Emily's Fund, an organization that acts as a fund-raiser and clearinghouse for women congressional candidates. Last year it raised $6.2 million for 55 candidates for Senate and House seats. Twenty-five won.Emily's Fund has a woman's name, but it's really an acronym for a key political axiom -- "Early Money Is Like Yeast."
NEWS
June 24, 1993
Academic ContestAs a parent of a 1993 graduate of Dulaney High School, I am saddened and frustrated by the editorial concerning Amanda White.You blame Dr. Stuart Berger and the Baltimore County school system for allowing this high level of competition to occur. I'm sure there are many schools in the area that would welcome this type of motivation in students.The valuable lesson Amanda and her parents should extract from this situation is that sometimes life just isn't fair. You do the best you can, you play by the rules, and most of the time the results will be in your favor.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1996
Baltimore's chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women brought together nearly 10 times that number yesterday at Martin's West to honor five African-American women for distinguished community service.The award recipients included one Baltimorean, Carla D. Hayden, in her second year as director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Library Journal, the nation's premier publication for library news, named Hayden Librarian of the Year in January. She is the author of "Ventures into Cultures: A Multi-Cultural Bibliography and Resource Book" and, as Dr. Patricia L. Schmoke pointed out yesterday, is personally responsible for bringing her husband, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, online.
NEWS
September 5, 1996
THE 1992 ELECTIONS almost doubled the number of women in Congress, the result of a record number of women candidates. Commentators called 1992 the "year of the woman," reflecting a surge of political activity among women generally attributed to negative fallout from the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings the year before.By 1994, the spotlight had turned from women candidates to Newt Gingrich and his brash young Republicans who swung control of Congress to the GOP. The Republican victory prompted descriptions of that electoral season as the "year of the angry white male."
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1996
To celebrate the 76th anniversary of women's suffrage -- and to promote the re-election of Bill Clinton -- two Maryland Democratic organizations announced a campaign yesterday to win the support of 184,000 Maryland women who dropped out of the voting process between 1992 and 1994.The tone of the national political debate sent women away in disgust, according to U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the Maryland Democrat, who spoke at a news conference announcing the campaign yesterday at the Rotunda in Baltimore.
NEWS
June 29, 1995
WITH three women running for the top three spots in city government, there were expectations that the fund-raising organization Harriet's List would get involved in these local races.To the lament of the female candidates, it's not.That had to be disappointing news for mayoral candidate Mary Pat Clarke, comptroller candidate Joan Pratt and City Council president candidate Vera Hall. They are all in tough fights against men and need all the financial assistance they can get.A spokesperson for Harriet's List, Sayra Wells Meyerhoff, told the City Paper that the group's board had decided to concentrate on recruiting women candidates for the legislature, even though those campaigns are two years away.
NEWS
By Michael A. Fletcher and Michael A. Fletcher,Sun Staff Writer | June 2, 1994
State Sen. Mary H. Boergers' long-shot campaign for governor got a major boost yesterday when she received the endorsement of EMILY's List, a political fund-raising group that has funneled millions of dollars to women Democratic candidates across the country.The endorsement could pay off in hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions for Ms. Boergers. It also provides instant credibility to her candidacy, which has doggedly forged ahead amid criticism that she is unelectable because she is little known beyond her legislative district in Montgomery County.
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By Michael A. Fletcher and Michael A. Fletcher,Sun Staff Writer | June 2, 1994
State Sen. Mary H. Boergers' long-shot campaign for governor got a major boost yesterday when she received the endorsement of EMILY's List, a political fund-raising group that has funneled millions of dollars to women Democratic candidates across the country.The endorsement could pay off in hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions for Ms. Boergers. It also provides instant credibility to her candidacy, which has doggedly forged ahead amid criticism that she is unelectable because she is little known beyond her legislative district in Montgomery County.
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By Ellen R. Malcolm | March 31, 1993
THE escalating activity on campaign finance reform is good news for those who want fair and competitive elections and legislation that is passed on its merits, not because it is a payback to special interests.This activity is especially welcomed by organizations that support women candidates. They have long recognized that a major barrier to newcomers reaching high office in Washington has been our campaign financing system.Sure-winner incumbents, mostly men, pull in 90 percent of all political action committee contributions and are thus cemented into office, while underfinanced challengers struggle to be heard in our media-oriented elections.
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By Nelson Schwartz and Nelson Schwartz,Contributing Writer | May 15, 1993
WASHINGTON -- EMILY's List -- the political action committee that helped elect dozens of women to Congress and vowed to change the way this city works -- is now using its considerable clout to protect itself from campaign reform.The group, which doled out more money to House and Senate candidates than any other PAC during the last election, is fighting for a loophole in the campaign finance reform legislation proposed by President Clinton.The battle is over "bundling," a technique allowing PACs to amass hundreds of individual checks into single, more impressive donations to a candidate.
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By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | May 7, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Mary Boyle fell short the other day in her campaign to win the Democratic nomination for the Senate in Ohio. But she came within a whisker of a winner, Joel Hyatt, who had vastly superior financial resources and the support of most of the state's Democratic establishment.There are several lessons in Boyle's out-of-nowhere challenge to Hyatt, the anointed son-in-law of retiring Sen. Howard M. Metzenbaum. One is that there is a bull market for female candidates these days. And another is that EMILY's List -- EMILY is an acronym for Early Money Is Like Yeast -- has become an increasingly important player in gubernatorial, Senate and House campaigns.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,Staff Writer | January 5, 1994
Politics, quite simply, is about money and the power it buys -- a field traditionally dominated by white men.But spurred by the success of the 1992 referendum on Maryland's abortion-rights law, a group of Democratic women has formed a political action committee to raise money for other women seeking to break into the world of elected office.Harriet's List -- a PAC named for Harriet Tubman, the one-time Dorchester County slave, Underground Railroad conductor and feminist social reformer -- was launched last February when 50 women from around the state gathered at a Mount Washington home.
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