Month: July 2019

Gender on the Debate Stage: July Night 1 Numbers
| Jul 31, 2019

For a full recap of the June debate numbers, head here.   Last night, author Marianne Williamson, Representative Tim Ryan, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Representative Beto O’Rourke, former Governor John Hickenlooper, former Representative John Delaney, and Governor Steve Bullock all took the stage for Round II …

July Debate, Night 1: What We Saw & What We’re Watching For
| Jul 31, 2019

  Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and author Marianne Williamson (and seven white men) took the Democratic primary debate stage last night. The Barbara Lee Family Foundation has studied the obstacles and opportunities women face when running for office for the past 20 years, with a focus on executive office, and here’s what we …

What Did We Learn from the June Debates?
| Jul 30, 2019

  It’s that time again… the July Democratic Debates are finally here! Before we head into tonight’s debate, let’s look back at what we’ve seen so far. The 2020 presidential race has already broken gender barriers. Since 1948, the first year a presidential primary debate was broadcast (over the radio!), only five women had ever …

Media Round Up: Week of July 21st
| Jul 26, 2019

  Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up, where we collect and share our favorite gender + politics stories from the week. Here’s what caught our eye this week: “Likability” ratings in a recent New Hampshire poll show just how tough female candidates have it By Ella Nilsen, Vox A study conducted by the …

Think you know who is electable? New research looks at what is electable.
| Jul 26, 2019

  The “electability” question has been a popular topic in recent months, often linked with “likeability” and occasionally measured in hypothetical beers. For the 2020 pundit class, electability seems to be just another gendered code word. Our new research shows that likely 2020 voters are hearing the media’s sexism – and largely ignoring it. An …

What to Watch For: The Second Democratic Primary Debate
| Jul 24, 2019

  The second Democratic presidential primary debate in Detroit next week will mirror the first debate in some ways: six women made it to the debate stage and, on each of the two nights, three women will make their cases to the American people. However, this time Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Kamala …

How Women Won the First Debate
| Jul 23, 2019

  In round one, the ladies ruled the presidential primary debate. For the most part, they hit the stage ready to display their leadership qualities in a high-pressure situation with limited speaking time. Here’s a look at the winning strategies from the first debate and what to expect in round two. Take a Risk When …

Media Round Up: Week of July 14th
| Jul 19, 2019

  Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up. Each week we’ll be collecting and sharing our favorite gender + politics stories, and here’s what caught our eye this week: Americans Say They Would Vote For A Woman, But… By Amelia Thomson-Deveaux, FiveThirtyEight Although 94% of Americans would vote for a woman president, women candidates …

3 Stats to Know About Women Voters
| Jul 18, 2019

  On July 19, 1848, over 300 (mostly) women gathered for the Seneca Falls Convention, the first women’s rights convention in the United States and the beginning of the women’s suffrage movement. On the anniversary of Seneca Falls, we’re celebrating women voters. Here are a few things you should know: Women turn out at higher …

Motherhood on the Campaign Trail
| Jul 17, 2019

  Earlier this year, Rebecca Traister wrote a piece called “Mom vs. Dad on the Road to 2020.” Comparing how men and women on the campaign trail were approaching parenthood, she explained: “The tight knot for women in politics (and perhaps in life) has been, will always be, this: Everything associated with motherhood has been …

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