Month: September 2019

3 Takeaways from The Electability Question in 2020
| Sep 19, 2019

  Yesterday at American University, experts gathered for a panel discussion about Gender on the Ballot’s latest research: “What Does Electability Mean to Voters?” Betsy Fischer Martin from American University’s Women & Politics Institute led a discussion amongst Li Zhou (Vox), Amanda Hunter (The Barbara Lee Family Foundation), and Nicole Fossier (Benenson Strategy Group). Here …

A Look Back: Reactions of Women Voters to the Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings
| Sep 16, 2019

  With reports over the weekend of new sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the debate over whether he should serve on the nation’s highest court has re-emerged as a political issue. Last fall, just after the 2018 elections, the Women & Politics Institute at American University partnered with Benenson Strategy Group …

September #DemDebate: Top Tweets
| Sep 13, 2019

  Ten of the Democratic candidates for President faced off last night in the third debate of the 2020 cycle, and as always, the Internet had a lot to say. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite tweets here, enjoy! (And if you’re feeling nostalgic, June and July Tweets are here!)   Winner tonight at …

Gender on the Debate Stage: September Numbers
| Sep 13, 2019

For a full recap of the September Houston debate numbers, head here. Last night, was the first debate to be held on one night—with only three of the six female candidates making it to the debate stage in Houston by the mid-August deadline. The failure to qualify was enough to cause Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to …

Media Round Up: September Debate Edition
| Sep 13, 2019

  Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up: Debate Edition. Each week we’re collecting and sharing our favorite gender + politics stories. Here’s what caught our eye this week: 6 Takeaways From the September Democratic Debate By Shane Goldmacher and Reid J. Epstein, New York Times The moderators did not hold back at last …

September Debate: What We Saw
| Sep 13, 2019

  The third Democratic debate featured only 10 candidates (as opposed to the 20 candidates from previous debates), but almost a third of the candidates on stage were women. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Kamala Harris, and Senator Amy Klobuchar all had moments when they showed there really is a difference when you have multiple women on the debate stage. …

According to Lean In, Americans ARE ready for a woman president – we just don’t know it yet
| Sep 12, 2019

  Today, in advance of the third presidential debate, LeanIn.Org released research that shows voters are ready for a woman president, we just don’t know it yet.  According to their findings, “we just need to set aside the false belief that America isn’t ready and outdated notions of what it means to be ‘presidential’ and …

For Women Candidates, Confidence is Key
| Sep 10, 2019

  30 seconds. That’s 36 heartbeats. 8 deep breaths. And it’s the amount of time it takes for a voter to assess a woman candidate’s confidence. If a voter believes that a woman is confident, they are more likely to see her as likeable and qualified. Both of these metrics are important for all candidates, …

Media Round Up: Week of September 1st
| Sep 6, 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: I read every 2020 frontrunner’s labor platform so you didn’t have to By Alexia Fernandez Campbell, Vox With another Labor Day in the books, what better time …

What to Watch For: The Third Democratic Primary Debate
| Sep 5, 2019

  For the first time this cycle, a Democratic presidential primary debate will feature only the top ten candidates. However, in this winnowed-down debate field, women will still represent nearly a third of the candidates on the debate stage. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Amy Klobuchar will be in next week’s debate, while Congresswoman …

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