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MCDW JFK Scholarship Banquet

April 23rd, 2015

The MCDW annual JFK Scholarship banquet will be held on Thursday, May 7 at 6 PM at the Doubletree Hotel, 6000 South Memorial Parkway. Dr. Barbara Baker, Executive Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute at Auburn University will be the keynote speaker. She will discuss how we can prepare our country to embrace women as leaders. We will also be honoring our 2015 scholarship recipient. Please join us for the evening. Tickets are $30 per person and are payable at the door. Please make your reservation as soon as possible at before May 4 at 5 PM by emailing madisondemwomen@gmail.com.[...]


MCDW 2015 JFK Scholarship Application

April 6th, 2015

Madison Democratic Women have released the application for the 2015 JFK Scholarship. Please encourage interested college-bound students to apply. The scholarship is available to students interested in pursuing careers in government, law or politics. The application deadline is April 20, 2015 at midnight, and the scholarship will be awarded at the JFK Banquet on May 7, 2015. Please email madisondemwomen@gmail.com for the application or more information.[...]


PBS NEWSHOUR FOOD FOR THOUGHT 1 29 15

February 5th, 2015

Members complain that the Democratic Party has no message and no clear plan to retake the majority, despite good news on the economy that should have brought rewards at the polls. No path back to the majority in sight for Democrats: It’s easy for Democrats to paper over some of their midterm electoral issues, given that they control the White House, they feel they have a presidential demographic and electoral advantage, and that Hillary Clinton leads in the 2016 polls. But unless the party can figure out how to appeal to voters in right-leaning districts, drawn in many cases by Republicans, they are going to be out of power in the House until at least 2022, after the next round of redistricting. And there’s no indication they will be able to control the maps after next Census, given that Republicans expanded their majority of governors in 2014 to 31, and they now[...]