Month: August 2019

Media Round Up: Week of August 25th
| Aug 30, 2019

  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: Kirsten Gillibrand just dropped out of the Democratic presidential race By Heather Marcoux, Motherly A study by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation looks at the common misconception …

Event: The Electability Question in 2020
| Aug 29, 2019

  Join us on September 18th, 2019 at American University or on Facebook Live for a panel discussion on The Electability Question in 2020 and our new research, What Does Electability Mean to Voters?. RSVP and full event details are available here. Keep an eye on our social channels for the Facebook Live link closer …

Two debates down, ten to go.
| Aug 29, 2019

  Two debates down, ten to go. As we head into the third match-up of the cycle, here’s a look back at what we’ve seen so far, and what we’re looking for in the months ahead… First, a little history. 4 History-Making Debate Moments. Women on both sides of the aisle have been present in …

Kirsten Gillibrand bows out. Three things to keep in mind.
| Aug 29, 2019

  Yesterday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York became the first women to drop out of the Democratic presidential primary this election cycle. With six women throwing their hat into the ring, a record high, each of the 2020 female candidates brought their own unique experiences to the campaign trail. Here are three things we’re …

Education on the 2020 Campaign Trail
| Aug 29, 2019

  In 2018, teachers across the nation went on strike in order to demand higher pay, more resources, and more support for the American public school system. We saw women take the leap from marching and protesting to running for office, and some teachers decided to do the same. One teacher – a law school …

Demanding Women of Color as Presidential Debate Moderators
| Aug 28, 2019

  Today’s Democratic Party voters are more diverse than ever before, and this year’s Democratic Presidential primaries feature the most diverse group of candidates in modern history: but until ABC News announced that Linsey Davis would be a moderator at the upcoming September presidential primary debate in Houston, there has been a clear representation problem …

Happy Women’s Equality Day!
| Aug 26, 2019

  Happy Women’s Equality Day! Here are four ways you can celebrate today: Learn about the history of Suffrage: On August 26, 1920 – 99 years ago today – the 19th Amendment was adopted into the United States Constitution. On paper, the 19th Amendment gave all American women the right to vote but the reality …

Pups and Presidential Politics
| Aug 26, 2019

  Pet ownership has been a long-standing tradition among presidents; in fact, Donald Trump, who has admitted to not being a dog person, is the first president not to have a pet in the White House since Andrew Johnson in the 1860s. Andrew Hager, a historian at the Presidential Pet Museum, says that the popularity …

Thinking about running for office? Know a woman who should?
| Aug 26, 2019

  Do you have one of the following goals? Run for office Recruit women to run Change the face of leadership If so, you need the 20th Anniversary version of BLFF’s Keys to Elected Office: The Essential Guide for Women. To quote BLFF’s founder and President, Barbara Lee: As we celebrate our 20th anniversary and …

Media Round Up: Week of August 18th   
| Aug 23, 2019

  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: A Flash Point for Women in Politics By Lisa Lerer, New York Times New polling gives us a unique look at how women are shaping the political …

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