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The Farm Team Member In The News – Charlotte Arbogast

Decision Maker for Aug. 26: Charlotte Arbogast The Richmond-Times Dispatch Posted: Monday, August 26, 2013 12:00 am   New position: dementia services coordinator, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services Previous relevant position: policy analyst, Virginia Department of Health Birthplace: Harrisonburg Education: bachelor’s degree in history, Lynchburg College; master’s degree in gerontology and post-graduate certificate in public management, VCU Career: research […]

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Peggy McKee, newest member of The Farm Team Board, Named AAUW Woman Of The Year

AAUW names Woman of Year Posted: March 15, 2013 By Laura McFarland  The Winchester Star Winchester — Peggy McKee knows what kind of women have been honored by the local chapter of the American Association of University Women, and she never considered she would be one of them. When AAUW member Theresa Merkel called her […]

Chelsea Clinton: We Can Make A Difference

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/15/opinion/clinton-day-of-service/index.html   (CNN) — I’m proud to be the honorary chair of the National Day of Service happening this Saturday, inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy. It’s the perfect way to kick off the inauguration weekend because anyone can participate, and we know that when we work together, we will achieve more […]

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[Politico] Nita Lowey breaks barrier on Appropriations panel

For Lowey, the position is a lesson that patience pays. | AP Photo By DAVID ROGERS | 12/4/12 11:44 PM EST Rep. Nita Lowey — Bronx-born, Jewish and Mount Holyoke-educated — was tapped to be the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, making her the highest-ranking woman in the history of that […]

[The Week] A brief history of women in Congress

Women now hold a record 20 percent of Senate seats and more than 18 percent of the House. Why not more? By The Week Editorial Staff | December 2, 2012 In 1916, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images How long has Congress had female […]

[The Daily Rundown] The impact of the women’s vote

The Daily Rundown panel discusses the women’s vote, and how many women got voted into Congress and the Senate and give their shameless plugs. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy This video is available at http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-daily-rundown/49807167#49807167

Scenes from Farm Fest 2012: Women Vote!

The Farm Team would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to everyone who attended, expressed well wishes and interest in our October 7th event! Below you’ll find some images from our day filled with good times, great entertainment and fantastic people. We would also like to extend a special thank you to our speakers, […]

The Farm Team Gets Unlikely Ally In The Fight Against “Tyrants”

Republican Group Uses Symbol Censored By Cuccinelli To Promote “Freedom” The Farm Team, Virginia’s leading women candidate-advocacy group, announced today that an unlikely ally has emerged in the fight for women’s rights at the state level. VirtusPAC has recently filed paperwork to begin operations in Virginia. Its stated mission: to advocate the election of conservative […]

In election year, women’s issues take center stage – JSOnline

Gender debate takes unexpected, galvanizing turns By Meg Kissinger of the Journal Sentinel April 22, 2012 Ann Romney never worked a day in her life. A Georgetown law student is a “slut” for wanting her health care plan to cover birth control pills. Money is more important for men. Whether you think there is a […]

Making it Happen for Mayor Molly Ward

As I hope you are aware, Hampton has a very important election coming up on Tuesday, May 1.  Hampton Mayor Molly Ward is up for re-election. Mayor Ward needs your help leading up to election day.  If you are interested in working the polls on Election Day, please call the Campaign Office at  757-236-4244 today. […]