Month: December 2019

Signs and Slogans: How Female Candidates Made Noise
| Dec 29, 2019

  There were a record number of women who entered the 2020 presidential race this year, but you may not know about their predecessors who embodied the struggle of women to be seen and heard when politics were even more dominated by men. Learn more below! Shirley Chisholm Famously known for her slogan “Unbought and …

Recruitment Efforts Rise, and we see them paying off in the South
| Dec 23, 2019

  The American South, a bastion for tradition, delicious cooking, is a metonymy for American heritage, and a place where many people often look to return home–or to leave in search of opportunity.  It is also a place for progress, and the number of women primarying popular male candidates and challenging incumbents show that women …

December #DemDebate Top Tweets
| Dec 20, 2019

  Seven of the Democratic candidates for President faced off last night in the sixth debate of the 2020 cycle and the Internet had a lot to say. Here are some of our favorite tweets from the night: Once again, we weren’t the only ones excited to see the women moderators killing it last night: …

Gender on the Debate Stage: December Numbers
| Dec 20, 2019

  For a full recap of the December Los Angeles, CA debate numbers, head here. Last night’s debate had the smallest field of candidates to date – seven contenders, including only two women, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. Tulsi Gabbard and Marianne Williamson remain in the race for the Democratic nomination but failed to meet …

Media Round Up: December Debate Edition
| Dec 20, 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: PBS and Politico journalists are tag-teaming December’s Democratic debate Li Zhou, Vox Before we dive into the debate recaps from last night, it’s just as …

December Debate: What We Saw
| Dec 20, 2019

  We’re officially halfway through the promised 12 Democratic primary debates and, during last night’s debate in Los Angeles, there were only two women on stage (as opposed to four during last month’s match-up). The Barbara Lee Family Foundation has studied the obstacles and opportunities women face when running for office for the past 20 years, …

Missing from the Conversations about Tech and Elections? Women.
| Dec 17, 2019

  According to data from the Pew Research Center, about 44 percent of Americans used Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as sources of information for the 2016 Presidential campaign, with 35 percent of 18-29 years old saying that social media was their primary source of political news. With this in mind, it makes sense that universities, …

Media Round Up: Week of December 8th
| Dec 13, 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: Why Aren’t More Women Breaking Out In The Democratic Primary? By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight Last week Kamala Harris dropped out of the presidential race. While sexism is …

What to Watch For: The Sixth Democratic Primary Debate
| Dec 13, 2019

  Next week’s Democratic primary debate will be held in Los Angeles, CA, and will feature the smallest debate field yet: only 7 candidates will take the stage. As we head into the sixth Democratic primary debate of the cycle, here’s what I’ll be looking at: Moderators making history. When PBS NewsHour senior national correspondent …

Black Women’s Political Leadership: The Barriers
| Dec 11, 2019

  Black women are woefully underrepresented across all levels of government – check out the numbers here. While institutional barriers for Black women are ever-present on the campaign trail, here are three I’ve seen time and again: 1. Money First and most importantly, raising money is harder for Black women. While there are Black people …

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