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Women's Equality: A National Monument

August 05, 2016

This week on a special documentary episode of To The Contrary, Bonnie Erbe explores the historic Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, the final headquarters of the National Woman’s Party. Declared a national monument in 2016 by President Barack Obama, the 200-year-old home sitting on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. is a treasure trove of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

With the country’s first feminist library being housed in the Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, Bonnie reports on the work done by Alice Paul and other suffragists who lived in this house. The impressive collection showcases their push for the Equal Rights Amendment and women’s equality all around.

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Hillary Accepts Nomination & Role of Family in the Race

July 29, 2016

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss Hillary Clinton, the first woman to win a major party presidential nomination. But can she win? Will Democrats unite around her? Then, families and politics. Did the Democrats overdo the emphasis on family in Philadelphia? And the battle of the daughters, Chelsea takes on Ivanka.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins, Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, and Political Commentator Amber Smith.

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Mabel’s House

July 25, 2016

by Sallie Bingham

One of the great pleasures attendant on my beloved Tuesday evening writers’ group in Taos is that I get to stay Mabel’s house that night—the glorious B&B on the edge of Taos Pueblo land that preserves her spirit. Here come all kinds of people from all kinds of places, not exactly the luminaries like D.H. Lawrence that she drew, but fine people of all shades and stripes. Mabel’s portrait and the portrait of her Taos Pueblo husband, Tony Luhan, preside over the big dining room where the guests all share tables for breakfast.

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The Republican National Convention; Roger Ailes Axed

July 22, 2016

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss highlights from the Republican National Convention and the sexual assault allegations against Roger Ailes.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Executive Director of the Independent Women’s Forum Sabrina Schaeffer, Associate Professor at George Washington University Lara Brown, and Republican Strategist Rina Shah.

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Millenial Voices
Running Start: Bringing Young Women to Politics

July 19, 2016 Attendee's figuring out the issues their passionate about

by Kara Sorenson

at the Republican Convention for TTC                                                                                       

Women face plenty of barriers when they run for political office. However, when they do, statistically they win at the same rate as men. So why don’t we have more women in elected government positions? It’s not because they are unelectable. The real issue is that not enough young women are trying to run for office.

That was the message at a workshop at the Republican National Convention held by Running Star, a non-profit organization that focuses on supporting women under 40 to run for elected office.  It was a positive and engaging event that brought both men and women together to learnt why we need more women in office. 

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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