Month: January 2020

Media Round Up: Week of January 19th
| Jan 24, 2020

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: Can a woman win the presidency? The New York Times picked two. Maeve Reston, CNN The New York Times broke with convention and endorsed two candidates: Elizabeth Warren …

Women voters stepped up and are not backing down.
| Jan 23, 2020

  New research looks at women’s political participation over the last few years and ahead to 2020. The 2016 election sparked one of the largest protests in U.S. history with millions of women worldwide taking to the streets, 2018 showcased a record number of women running for (and winning) political office… what will 2020 bring? …

2020 – No Better Time to Run
| Jan 21, 2020

  Running for office isn’t easy. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knocked on doors “until rain water came through” the soles of her worn sneakers. Trolls may spread nastiness about you on social media. Dialing for dollars can feel like a never-ending marathon.  Enduring long days, ugly attacks, and drudgery are constants that haven’t changed. What’s different now is …

Media Round Up: Week of January 12th
| Jan 17, 2020

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: The January Democratic Debate In 6 Charts Likhitha Butchireddygari, Laura Bronner and Anna Wiederkehr, FiveThirtyEight Before we dive into the debate recaps from last night, it’s …

The Political Power of Women of Color
| Jan 16, 2020

  In April of 2019, I joined nearly 2,000 women of color gathered at Texas Southern University, a historically black university in Houston, for the first She the People Presidential Forum. At the event, nearly a dozen Democratic presidential candidates – including diverse candidates like Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Cory Booker, and Former HUD Secretary Juliàn Castro …

Gender on the Debate Stage: January Numbers
| Jan 15, 2020

  For a full recap of the January Des Moines, Iowa debate numbers, head here. With less than a month until the Iowa Caucuses, last night’s debate had a high stakes feel looming over it.  The field of candidates continues to narrow resulting in just six contenders on stage, including the two remaining female candidates, …

January Debate: What We Saw
| Jan 15, 2020

  The first Democratic primary debate of 2020 – and the last debate before voting begins in the Iowa presidential caucuses – was also the smallest debate so far. Only six candidates qualified to participate, but two out of the three women still running for president were on stage: Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. …

Event: Stepping Up and Standing Out: Women’s Political Participation in 2020
| Jan 14, 2020

Join us on January 22, 2019 at 5pm ET at American University for a panel discussion on our new research, Stepping Up and Standing Out: Women’s Political Participation in 2020. RSVP and full event details are available here. Or tune in via Facebook Live on the AU School of Public Affairs page. Panelists include: Kate Jeffers, Director, Benenson Strategy …

Do kind candidates win elections?
| Jan 14, 2020

  “I want to get out there and show people that you can be a Republican and be considerate and kind and diverse…We need to have new role models in the party.” Valerie Ramirez Mukherjee, the only Republican candidate to file for Illinois’ 10th Congressional seat in the U.S. House Most scholars agree that perceived …

Media Round Up: Week of January 5th
| Jan 10, 2020

  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: Can Elizabeth Warren’s Selfie-Taking, Plan-For-That Campaign Win Her the Nomination? Nathan Heller, Vogue Looking for a more personal look into the 2020 campaign trail? Vogue takes a …

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