Media Round-Up: Week of May 15th

BLFF Team | May 20, 2022


Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up. Each week we’re collecting and sharing our favorite gender + politics stories. Here’s what caught our eye this week:


Three women make history in race for Oregon governor

Galen Ettlin, KGW Staff

Last Tuesday, history was made in Oregon with three women on the ballot for the 2022 gubernatorial election. This November, Democrat Tina Kotek, Republican Christine Drazan, and unaffiliated candidate Betsy Johnson will compete for Oregon’s highest office. This race also marks the first time the major candidates for Oregon governor will all be women running against each other.

Read the full story here.


League of Women Voters lawsuit seeks to unify primaries in New York

Nick Reisman, Spectrum Local News

The League of Women Voters has filed a lawsuit to combine New York State’s primary elections, which are currently scheduled weeks apart due to the redistricting process this year. Primary voters are set to vote in two separate elections: State Assembly and statewide primaries will take place on June 28th, and primaries for state Senate and congressional races will take place on August 23rd. The League of Women Voters suit states that holding two primaries violates the U.S. Constitution’s right to freedom of association.

Read the full story here.

USWNT gets a win. The US pay gap is far from closed

Zachary B. Wolf, CNN

This week the US Soccer Federation announced a new 50-50 split when it comes to paying men and women playing for the US national soccer teams. The equal pay deal stipulates that men and women will receive the same pay and prize money. The equal pay announcement is a direct result of years of lawsuit by players from the US Women’s National Soccer Team. Supporters hope that this equal pay announcement will set a precedent for women in sports worldwide.

Read the full story here.


Cheri Beasley won North Carolina’s Senate primary. Like other Black women, she laid the groundwork years ago.

Candice Norwood, The 19th*

With Kamala Harris’s move from the Senate to vice presidency, there are currently no Black women senators; that could soon change. According to research by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, up to 20 Black women are expected to be on the ballot for Senate primaries this election season. On that list is former Chief Justice for the North Carolina state Supreme Court, Cheri Beasley, who won Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Several organizers and academics say that Beasley’s resume and campaign are an example of how many Black women are not sitting on the sidelines waiting for a political opportunity, but rather serving in positions that will give them valuable experience that can improve their campaigns in the future.

Read the full story here.




Sign Up For Our Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter to keep track of all things gender and politics.

[gravityform id="2" title="false" description="false"]

Join the Conversation