Month: June 2019

Media Round Up: June Debate Edition
| Jun 28, 2019

  Happy Friday! Welcome to our first Media Round Up. Each week we’ll be collecting and sharing our favorite gender + politics stories from the week. Today’s round-up is, of course, a debate edition. There were SO many fascinating reads on gender dynamics on the debate stage, these are the ones that caught our eye. …

Gender on the Debate Stage: Night 2 Numbers
| Jun 28, 2019

  For the full recap and questions list from night 1, head here.   The first round of democratic primary debates is officially complete! On night one, we saw 58 total questions posed to the candidates, 38% of which were directed at the three women on the stage. Last night was a slightly different story. …

Debate Night 2: What We Saw
| Jun 28, 2019

  It’s official: the number of women who have ever appeared on a presidential debate stage more than doubled in the last two nights. Even with multiple women on the debate stage each night, gender dynamics were at play. The Barbara Lee Family Foundation has studied the obstacles and opportunities women face when running for …

Gender on the Debate Stage: Night 1 Numbers
| Jun 27, 2019

  Last night, 58 questions were directed at the candidates on the debate stage. 22 of those questions were posed to the three women candidates, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and Tulsi Gabbard. In the past, women have largely been ignored on the debate stage. Last night’s more balanced split of questions was historic, and shows …

#DemDebate: Top Tweets
| Jun 27, 2019

  Ten of the Democratic candidates for President faced off last night in the first debate of the 2020 cycle and the Internet had a lot to say. We rounded up some of our favorite tweets. It’s wonderful to see so many women onstage. To have no one candidate be “the woman.” — Emily Nussbaum …

Debate Night 1: What We Saw & What We’re Watching For
| Jun 27, 2019

  Last night was the first night there has ever been more than one woman on the presidential debate stage. A gender barrier was broken, but that doesn’t mean gender dynamics weren’t at play. The Barbara Lee Family Foundation has studied the obstacles and opportunities women face when running for office for the past 20 …

Fast Facts: Women Moderators and Presidential Debates
| Jun 25, 2019

  Ahead of the first Democratic debates of the 2020 presidential race, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced that it will require each debate to include at least one female moderator. The DNC said the policy was intended to make the debate process as diverse and inclusive as possible, reflective of seeing a record number …

Who gets to be a guest on local TV political shows?
| Jun 25, 2019

Marie Aberger, Founding Partner at Be Clear When viewers turn on a local TV political show, they’re twice as likely to hear a man’s views as they are a woman’s views. In 2016, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to secure a major party Presidential nomination. In the 2018 midterm elections, more women were elected …

Happy Pride Month!
| Jun 24, 2019

To celebrate pride month, we’re highlighting some of the amazing people who paved the way for LGBTQIA+ representation in American politics: Kathy Kozachenko First openly gay candidate to run successfully for political office in the United States, 1974 Elaine Noble First openly gay candidate elected to a state legislature, 1974 Harvey Milk One of the …

The women in the Democratic primary debates will make history. Here’s how moderators can do the same.
| Jun 24, 2019

  There have been more than 170 Democratic and Republican presidential primary debates broadcast since the first radio debate in 1948; in that time, only five women have ever participated. On Wednesday and Thursday, in the first Democratic debate of the 2020 primary season, six women — Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts; Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota; Kamala Harris …

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