From the horse's mouth.

From the horse's mouth.

Women of 2018

The days after the election of Donald Trump quickly became a call to action for women. This call to action turned into weeks and months of organizing, training, and preparation for the largest influx of women running for office in history. In the 2016 election cycle, EMILY’s List was in contact with 960 women interested […]


In 2016, Stanford Campaigns helped break new ground for women

As we at Stanford Campaigns gear up for the 2017-2018 election cycle, we like to reflect on some of our successes from the previous cycle. We worked with many exciting candidates, several of whom won historic, hard-fought races. Stanford Campaigns is proud to have been a part of two glass ceiling-shattering elections in particular: Stephanie […]


OP-ED: No, Toni Preckwinkle Will Not Run For Mayor

(Chicago) – OP-ED: Listen up, Chicago press: It’s not going to happen. Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle is not going to run against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. I know you all want her to. I saw Carol Marin’s sigh-filled plea for her to run and the Sun-Times anonymously quoting some idiot saying she might, just might, run, and Eric Zorn whining about Laura Washington whining about it and honestly you […]


OP-ED: Is It OK To Out Aaron Schock or Other Anti-Gay Politicians?

(Chicago) – OP-ED: Gather round, everyone! It’s time to play out the anti gay politician again! Republican congressman Aaron Schock — who represents Illinois’ 18th congressional district — is known for one thing: being pretty and probably-almost-certainly gay. Schock is anti-gay on the record and he’s frequently affirmed his straightness, but he may be feeling a gust of air thanks to a sledgehammer wielded […]


OP-ED: Chicago Progressive Aldermen Just Pissing Everyone Off

(Chicago) – OP-ED: A weird thing happened Wednesday in the Chicago City Council: an organized opposition party showed up. And people are kind of mad about it: Amid warnings of a return to Council Wars, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday snuffed out attempts by the City Council’s Progressive Caucus to force a vote on two stalled ordinances: […]


OP-ED: Illinois Redistricting Reform is a Silly Waste of Time

(Chicago) – OP-ED: The great tent revival known as redistricting reform has come back to Illinois. Like a tent revival, there’s a lot of excitement and preaching. There’s also prayer – which is the only way it’s going to pass here. Mostly there’s a lot of talking about various social ills that have nothing to do […]