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Jehmu Greene New President of Women’s Media Center

Women’s Media Center Announces
Selection of New President Jehmu Greene
Former Rock the Vote Head is an Alumna of the WMC’s Prestigious Progressive Women’s Voices Leadership Program


October 28, 2009 (New York, New York) — The Women’s Media Center (WMC), a leading media advocacy and training organization announces today that its board has unanimously chosen a new president: Jehmu Greene. Founded in 2005 by Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Robin Morgan, The Women’s Media Center works to make women more visible and powerful in the media, and is a nationally prominent voice fighting sexism and bias.

“We are thrilled to have someone as accomplished, talented and visionary as Jehmu Greene as our next president,” said WMC Board Chair Helen Zia, “with her proven commitment to progressive social change and feminist principles. We are very proud that she will be building on the strong foundation established by Carol Jenkins, our founding president, to lead The Women’s Media Center to the next level.”

Throughout her career, Jehmu Greene has skillfully worked with the media to build powerful social justice movements. A frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and elsewhere, Greene helmed Rock the Vote, the largest youth voter registration group. Under her leadership, its membership grew from 1500 to over 1 million. Earlier this year, Greene participated in the WMC’s nationally recognized leadership and media training program, Progressive Women’s Voices, which has trained over 60 progressive thought leaders who have achieved over 4000 media hits in the two years that the program has existed.

“The Women’s Media Center is breaking down barriers and leading the way to make sure that women’s voices are powerfully represented in the ever-changing media landscape,” said Greene. “Participating in the Progressive Women’s Voices program enabled me to amplify my advocacy efforts. I am thrilled to join an incredible group of feminists working to harness the power of the media to create positive social change from the boardroom to the broadcast booth.”

A native of Austin, Greene got her start working in the fertile ground of Texas politics including an early stint with Governor Ann Richards’ campaign in 1994. Greene later played key roles at both the Center for Policy Alternatives and the Democratic National Committee, where she ran the women’s office. An advisor and national surrogate for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, Greene has worked on over 20 political campaigns at the local, state and national level. The recipient of many awards from organizations including Essence Magazine, the National Conference for Community and Justice, the National Council of Research on Women, the American Association of University Women and others, Greene has served on numerous boards of directors for various media, politics and social justice organizations.

Greene follows The Women’s Media Center founding president Carol Jenkins, who has led the WMC for the past four years. An Emmy award-winning former journalist and documentary producer, Carol Jenkins is a writer, media analyst and media consultant. Jenkins will continue with the WMC in the role of senior advisor and founding president emerita.

“The WMC is extraordinarily fortunate to have this gifted young woman as our next leader,” said Carol Jenkins. “I am a long-time admirer of Jehmu’s incredible work-so I can watch with pride, pleasure and confidence as the organization grows exponentially. The fact that she’s one of our own makes it perfect.”

Ms. Jenkins leaves the WMC to focus on the health of women and girls in the U.S. and developing countries and will continue to advocate for an inclusive media. She serves on the U.S. board of The African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF), the largest health organization on the African continent. Jenkins is also the co-author, with her daughter, Elizabeth Hines, of Black Titan: AG Gaston and the Making of an African American Millionaire, a biography of her uncle and winner of Best Non-Fiction Book from the American Library Association’s Black Caucus.

A celebration to honor Carol Jenkins’ work and welcome Jehmu Greene to The Women’s Media Center will be held in New York’s Phillips Club on November 2. Jehmu Greene will become president of The Women’s Media Center on November 16. For more information about the celebration, to buy tickets, or to interview Jehmu Greene or Carol Jenkins, please contact Tristin Aaron or Rebekah Spicuglia, (office) 212-563-0680; (Tristin cell) 718-938-4078; (Rebekah cell) 415-290-2970; tristin@womensmediacenter.com; rebekah@womensmediacenter.com.




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More reasons why I support Hillary

Here’s a few things I’m not hearing discussed…
1.) Experienced insight into the Office of the Presidency-The fact of the matter is that for the entire 8 years of Bill Clinton’s Presidency, Hillary was in daily contact with the President of the United States. Who else can claim such a ring side seat to the top leadership position? Who wouldn’t put that at the top of the resume if they too could claim such a thing? Who else could? The Vice President?…The White House Chief of Staff? No, She had access on all of his off hours too so I’m sure even they couldn’t claim such first hand, one on one access.
2.) Fairness-Barrack Obama may be a qualified candidate but he has not been given the scrutiny he deserves for one seeking the highest office. BOTH the right and the left AND THE MEDIA have been so busy going after Hillary they have given him the benefit of the doubt. Just this past week the issue came up about his minister. He says he didn’t hear those things sitting in the pew listening to him for 20 years. Really? No idea he felt that way? Hmmmmmmm.
3.) Strategy- I hear a lot about how the so called “Clinton Machine” is using unfair tactics in the campaign. What could be more unfair than to attack someone and then tie their hands behind their back so they can’t fight back or defend themselves? Every time Hillary responds to an Obama attack she’s “tearing the party apart,” or “giving the Republicans ammunition.” So what’s she supposed to do? Just shut up and go away? I don’t think so campers….

Fight for it Hillary with everything you’ve got. I’ll stand by you. This country is worth it.

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Obama’s Mercenary Position

He calls private security forces “unaccountable” but may use them in Iraq. Hillary on the other hand has said she will not. The reporter on this story is the one that wrote the book on BLACKWATER and so I take what he has to say on the matter VERY seriously. President Eisenhower warned us about the rising military industrial complex and what it would do to our democracy. http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/ike.htm

Private companies like Blackwater are profiting from this war and what these candidates plan to do about it matters to me…

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McCain Embraces Endorsement from Anti-Catholic, Anti-Gay, Anti-Muslim Televangelist John Hagee


I wish the Hillary vs. Obama race would hurry up and end so we could put all the energy into beating this guy…

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Jack Nicholson Video about Hillary

I just love this 🙂
Have a great primary day Senator Clinton!

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The media should not be picking the next president

This is a letter from people working for Hillary Clinton in response to a New York Times article. The Times wouldn’t print their response. I’m sick of the News Media and the Press in so far as their role in the election process. For The People, By the People. We MUST get back to the democracy we are so quickly losing. It’s why media reform is one of the biggest issues to me and one I wish was discussed more by the candidates. Whoever is raising the most money is who the media will court because that money will be spent ON THE MEDIA IN ADS. They all have a financial interest in the outcome. It sucks and it is WRONG. Don’t believe what you see and hear. Go to the websites of the candidates and read their plans. Go to votesmart.org and read their voting records. Educate yourself and then vote for the one YOU think can undo the mess Bush and his cronies will be leaving whoever winds up at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

To the Editor,

In regards to Patrick Healy’s story on Sun, Feb 24, 2008, “Somber Clinton Soldiers On as the Horizon Darkens”

The unnamed advisers and aides the story relies on speak for nobody but themselves.

The rest of us – thousands of her supporters, friends, members of her staff and volunteers – are working tirelessly each and every day and night, because we believe in Hillary. We believe she will win the nomination. We believe she will win in November. And we know she will make the best President of the United States.

Hillary is a voice for countless Americans across the country who need a champion, a problem solver, a president. That’s what she’s done her whole life. That’s what inspires us. Those of us who have had the honor of working for Hillary Clinton – as First Lady, as Senator, and as a candidate for the Presidency – are awed by her passion and her service. We all strive to live up to her example, to do our best every day to serve this nation.

Millions of Americans across the country have already cast their votes and made it clear that they want Hillary Clinton as their president. Millions more have yet to have their chance. These are the opinions and voices that matter.


Hillary Clinton staff & volunteers (Listed Alphabetically)

Huma Abedin, Barbara Adair, Emily Aden, Caroline Adler, Jonathan Adler, Jon Adrabi, Alexandra Agius, Nahiyan Ahmad, Edward Allen, Scott Andes, Mishan Araujo, Kat Atwater, Rob Bachmann, Angela Baker, Isaac Baker, Kate Balcerzak, Kris Balderston, William Ballard, Liza Ballantine, Erik Balsbaugh, Dave Barnhart, Nathan Barr, Sarah Barton, Katie Bassler, Kamyl Bazbaz, Kate Beale, Shaun Beaulac, Eric Bederman, Hank Bennett, Adrienne Lee Benson, Michelle Bensignor, Ronda Bernstein, Jay Biba, Nick Black, Eric Blackwell, Nina Blackwell, Andrew Bleeker, Lane H. Blumenfeld, Traci Blunt, Greg Bohne, Swathi Bojedla, Chad Bolduc, Fredrick Bolinder, Reva Bottles, Sari Bourne, Michael Brasher, Jackie Bray, Justin Brennan, Seth Bringman, Rickey Broadway, Erica Brooks, Alvin Brown, Catherine Brown, Christina Brown, Sasha Bruce, Justin Burchard, Case Button, Emily Buttrey, Colleen M. Byers, Emily Cain, Meredith Cabe, Jeannie Carlson, Tony Carrk, Jay Carson, Tronn Carson, Nick Casey, Carolyn Cavaness, Georgiana Cavendish, Guy Cecil, Michel Chaghouri, Theresa Chalhoub, Robin Chappelle, Daniel Felipe Chavez, Daniel Isaac Chavez, Catherine Chen, Brad Cheney, Dennis Cheng, Cynthia Cho, Lenore Cho, Lillian Choi, Pam Cicetti, Sarah Clark, Nick Clemons, Daniel Cloudt, Meagan Coffman, Dana Cohn, Caroline Cole, Ellen Connell, Marina Costabile, Sean T. Conway, Sam Cooper, Stephanie Coronado, Brynne Craig, Peter Daou, Darrin Davis, Stephanie Davis, Jon Davidson, Nicole Davison, Trevor Dean, Mary deBree, Elizabeth deGrazia Blumenfeld, Kristian De Meo, Mike Delany, Drew Densmore, Phillip de Souza, DiBartolomeo, Robert Dible, Allison DiRienzo, Alexander Djerassi, Mary Beth Dolecki, Ryan Donohue, Lorianne D’Orazio, Katie Dowd, Jonathan Drobis, Anna Dudek, Jay Dunn, Pam duPre’, Lauren Durham, Abe Dyk, Jessica Eaton, Dana Edelstein, Cleon Edwards, Nancy Eiring, Mo Elleithee, Katie Ellis, Adrienne Elrod, Will Elwood, Andrew English, Naomi A. Eskin, Miguel Espinoza, Daphne Evans, Leecia Eve, Chris Falvo, Benjamin Farley, Anne C. Fauvre, Matt Felan, Daniel Felipe Chavez, Lance Fiasconaro, Joseph Figueiredo, Rosalind Fink, Mike Firestone, Christopher Fitzgerald, Paige Fitzgerald, Ashley Floreen, Michael Florio, Larry Fogel, Sabra Foley, Scott Freda, Josh Friedman, Michael Fuchs, Kimberly Fulton, Bethany Gardiner-Smith, David Garten, Kathleen Gasperine, Ann Gavaghan, Paige Gebhardt, Sarah Gegenheimer, Ethan Gelber, Audrey Gelman, Stephanie Gent, Kate Geyer, Harold Gist, Olivia Gobert-Hicks, Adam Goers, Aaron Goldman, Joe Goldman, Rebecca Godlewicz, Aaron Goldman, Ana Gonzaga Bedayo, Jessica Gonzalez, Meghan Hays Goodman, Stefanie Goodsell, Matt Goodwin, Christopher Gowen, Laura Graham, Timmothy Green, Valerie Green, Doug Greven, Caroline Grier, Mandy Grunwald, Crystallyn Guest, Tulin Gurer, Nicole Haber, Carolyn Hahn, Jon Haines, Greg Hale, Carrie Hall, Patrick Hallahan, Sarah Hamilton, Diane Hamwi, Monica Hanley, Aaron Harris, Doug Hattaway, Maggie Havemann, Emily Hawkins, Clay Haynes, Meghan Hays Goodman, Catherine Hazelton, Christina Henderson, Eric Hersey, Karen Hicks, Elisabeth Hire, Melissa Ho, Trent Holbrook, Micah Honeycutt, Alex Hornbrook, Christie Houlihan, Jason Houser, Annie Hughes, Kathryn Hurlbut, Sarah Hurwitz, Dana Hyde, Brandon Hynes, Regine Irele, Walker Irving, Carmella Isabella, Christina Iskandar, Katie Jack, Darrell Jackson Jr., Nancy Jacobson, Rafi Jafri, Keya Jayaram, Irene Jefferson, Jordan Jiloty, Lauren Jiloty, Graeme Joeck, Keren Johnson, LaToya Johnson, Lily Johnson, Maia Johnson, Sean Johnson, Cassandra Jones, Monica Jordan, Michael Kanick, Lane Kasselman, Ioanna Kefala, Matthew Kehres, Connolly Keigher, Elizabeth Kelley, Dana Kelly, Rachel Kelly, Corley Kenna, Thomas Kerr, Michelle Kessler, Murad Khan, Yekyu Kim, Jarard Kings, Jaclyn Kinney, Sabrina Kirkwood, Barthelemy Kiss, Eric Kleinfeld, Ben Kobren, Brenda Kole, Chaitanya Komanduri, Meredith Kormes, Josh Kram, Thomas Kroeger, Michelle Krohn-Friedson, Laura Krolczyk, Jessia Krupke, Stephanie Kujawski, Lorna Kurdi, Erika Soto Lamb, Roger Lau, Betsy Lavender, Chris Lavery, Hyun J. Lee, Hilary Lefebvre Perry, Joyce Lenard, Michael Lenihan, Nicholas Lepham, Jeremy Lerman, Rebecca Leventhal, Lindsay Levin, Fabien Levy, Judi Levy, Mark I. Levy, Ann Lewis, Kidron Lewis, Judy Lichtman, Ricki Lieberman, Carly Lindauer, Arielle Linsky, Jon Lipshutz, Susan Liss, Lach Litwer, Emily Lockwood, Catherine Loeffelman, Phyllis Love, Jon Lovett, Bari Lurie, Matt Lurrie, Tamera Luzzatto, Dawn Mabery, Sharyn Magarian, Chad Maisel, Samantha Maltzman, Jamie Mannina, Jonathan Mantz, Lindsay Marsh, Capricia Marshall, Lindsey Marshall, Marlon Marshall, Mather Martin, Chelsea Maughan, David Mauro, Molly McAndrew, Michael McCray, Robert McDaniel, Cecil McDonald, Kevin McGhaw, Mary McKenna, Matt McKenna, Camellia Meehan, Ebony Meeks, Kelly Mehlenbacher, Sheila Menz, Nick Merrill, Susan Merrell, Luz Mendez, Noah Messing, Dana Messinger, Matt Michaelree, Michael Miller, Michaela Miller, Stephan H. Miller, Cheryl Mills, Kim Molstre, Mike Monroe, Nicole Montefusco, Lauren Montes, Robby Mook, Brie Moore, Minyon Moore, Linda Moore Forbes, Bobby Moran, Patricia Morris, Dana Morrissey, Dan Morocco, Kate Morrow, Shelly Moskwa, Annie Mullaly, Michael Muller, Tim Mulvey, Deirdre Murphy, Maxwell Nacheman, Bob J Nash, Erika Nelson, David Nerio, Sarah Nolan, Jed Ober, Jessica O’Connell, Eric Oginsky, Daniel O’Hara, Johna Ohtagaki, James Orintas, Gina Ormand, Brendan O’Sullivan, Mildred Otero, YaĂ«l Ouzillou, Saskia Pallais, Maura Pally, Andrea Palm, Nick Panagopolous, Katie Parker, Adam Parkhomenko, Jennifer Parsons, Amee Patel, Shraddha Patel Tewary, Jon Patsavos, Amelia Pelly, Laura Pena, Karli Penders, Jessica Perez, Karen Persichilli Keogh, Darren Peters, Chelsea Peterson, Laura Phelps, William Pierce, III, Amanda Piter, Michael Pleyte, Jen Polenzani, Kyla Pollack, Ben Pollara, Daniel Pollock, Matt Porter, Dara Poster, Chad Radock, Jamie Radice, Jason Rahlan, Russel Rampersand, Candace Randle, Tara Rangarajan, Amy Ransom, Mona Raphael, William Reese, Philippe Reines, Nancy Richardson, Alex Richmond, Sam Ritzman, Joleen Rivera, Adam Robinson, Megan Rodman, Fabiola Rodriguez-Ciampoli, Maria Isabel Rodriguez, Miguel Rodriguez, Rose E. Rodriguez, Traci L. Rodriguez, Tori Roth, Frank Rothman, Stefanie Roumeliotes, Victoria Ruan, Ali Rubin, Emma Ruiz, Isaac Ruiz, Rishi Sahgal, Jordan Salberg, Melissa Salmanowitz, Heather Samuelson, Edgar Santana, Joshua Schank, Nick Schmit, Ron Schneider, Beth Schoenbach, Dan Schwerin, Jamie Scott, Talley Sergent, Andrew Shapiro, Geri Shapiro, Stella Shaw, Saul Shemesh, Elisa Shyu, Avra Siegel, Phil Singer, Dana Singiser, Dawn Smalls, William Smart, Ace Smith, Ashley Smith, Carson Smith, Edward Smith, Jamie Smith, Natasha Smith, Kate Sokolov, Maya Solis, Patti Solis Doyle, Emily Solon, Jonathan Soohoo, Phil Spector, Uday Sreekanth, Tali Stein, Susan Stern, Haley Stevens, Heather Stone, Katharine Stoltenberg, Kathleen Strand, Burns Strider, Erin Suhr, Katie Sullivan, Stephanie Sutton, Michael Szymanski, Kyle Lynn Taylor, Matt Tepper, Richard Thayer, Emily Thomas, Meigan Thompson, Nora Toiv, LucĂ© Tomlin-Brenner, Caroline Torosis, Michael H. Trujillo, Cristina Trutanich, Lyn Utrecht, Angel Urena, Dan Utech, Lona Valmoro, Melissa Vanzant, Sarah Venuto, Teresa Velmain, Aaron J. Ver, Luis Vizcaino, Rachel Vogelstein, Tony Wagner, Charlotte Waldo, Mark Walsh, Lindsey Walters, Denene Wambach, Vanessa Weaver, Ervin Webb, Jr., Enid Weishaus, Geoff Wetrosky, Brian Whitehurst, Antoinette Whitmore, Courtney Whitney, Josh Williams, Maggie Williams, Carol Willis, Jeanne R. Wilson, Laurie Wingate, David Wolf, Howard Wolfson, Travis D Worl, Eric Woodard, Coety Wyse, Simon Zewdman, ###


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Hillary Piece by Robin Morgan

Goodbye To All That (#2) by Robin Morgan

robin morgan

An award-winning writer, feminist leader, political analyst, journalist, editor, and co-founder of the Women’s Media Center, Robin Morgan has published 21 books, including six of poetry, four of fiction, and the now-classic anthologies Sisterhood Is Powerful, Sisterhood Is Global, and Sisterhood Is Forever.

Her work has been translated into 13 languages. A founder of contemporary U.S. feminism, she has also been a leader in the international women’s movement for 25 years. Recent books include A Hot January: Poems 1996-1999; Saturday’s Child: A Memoir; her best-selling The Demon Lover: The Roots of Terrorism, updated and reissued in 2001; and her novel, The Burning Time. Her nonfiction work, Fighting Words: A Tool Kit for Combating the Religious Right, came out in September 2006.

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