This is the final piece of a 3-part series on women who made history in Arizona politics by writer/historian Heidi Osselaer. Fulfilling the Promise When Janet Napolitano ran for attorney general in Arizona in 1998, a reporter asked a question she will never forget: “So, do you plan on running …Read More »
It is the Year of the Woman. Again. Part 2
Women Run for Office Over the last century, women’s political advancements in Arizona were gained in fits and starts. Although women received the right to vote in Arizona in 1912 and ran for office, they remained political outsiders. Democrats and Republicans only reluctantly offered them party committee assignments or assisted …Read More »
It is the Year of the Woman. Again.
Over 500 women are running for major political office this fall, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. In the past year, revelations of widespread sexual harassment in industry and politics spawned the #MeToo movement, inspiring women to seek higher office in record numbers this …Read More »
Gila Countys’ Rosa McKay: Champion of women’s rights
She was knocked down by gunmen as she marched into the Bisbee Western Union office, but that did not deter Rosa McKay from sending a telegram to President Woodrow Wilson requesting “protection for the women and children of the Warren District.” It was July 12, 1918, and Cochise County …Read More »