Month: February 2020

The power of a woman’s anger
| Feb 28, 2020

  Watching last week’s debate in Nevada, I felt like the room got hit by a bolt of lightning.  It seemed as if Senator Elizabeth Warren decided to put on her “I’m a Harvard Law professor and debate champion” hat before walking on stage. On healthcare: “Pete’s plan is a PowerPoint. Amy’s plan is a …

Media Round Up: Week of February 23rd
| Feb 28, 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: 5 key moments from South Carolina’s otherwise very messy Democratic debate Emily Stewart, Li Zhou, German Lopez, and Alex Ward, Vox The stakes were high at Tuesday’s Democratic …

International Women’s Day: Looking Abroad for Inspiration
| Feb 27, 2020

  March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a day where we celebrate women’s accomplishments and acknowledge how far women across the world have come in political, social, and economic development. To commemorate Women’s History Month and in advance of International Women’s Day, the Women & Politics Institute will host a special conversation about women’s political …

Gender on the Debate Stage: February 25th Numbers
| Feb 26, 2020

  Less than one week after the previous debate, seven Democratic presidential contenders, including two of the three remaining female candidates, took to the stage at The Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina for the 10th primary debate of the season. And while the debate took place in one of the most charming Southern cities, …

February Debates: What We Saw
| Feb 26, 2020

  February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s been packed with debates. There have been primary debates across the country, from New Hampshire to Nevada, and last night in Charleston, SC, candidates took the stage for the last time before Super Tuesday, the primary voting day when more than a third …

Gender at the Nevada Caucus
| Feb 24, 2020

  Nevada belonged to Bernie Sanders who won the caucuses by an overwhelming margin even though the results are not yet final. Because of the scale of Sanders’ victory, the caucus entrance polls show him winning almost every large demographic: including men, women, whites, latinos, voters under age 65, and liberal voters. In terms of …

Media Round Up: Week of February 16th
| Feb 21, 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: 6 Takeaways From the Democratic Debate in Nevada Shane Goldmacher and Reid J. Epstein, The New York Times This Wednesday, six candidates took to the stage in Nevada …

Gender on the Debate Stage: February 19th Numbers
| Feb 20, 2020

  For a full recap of the February 19th, Nevada debate numbers, head here. Six Democratic presidential contenders, including two of the three remaining female candidates, debated at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas last night. The Associated Press dubbed the 9th Democratic debate “Fight Night in Vegas,” which pretty much summed up the contentious …

New IGNITE Research: Priorities and Politics of Gen Z Women
| Feb 20, 2020

  Last April, 22 year old Karla Garcia was elected Trustee for the Dallas, TX Independent School District. Her election is notable for several reasons. First, she won with 60 percent of the vote by turning out young people in her community. Second, she is one of the first members of Generation Z to win …

Advantages for Republican Women Candidates on the Trail
| Feb 19, 2020

  Record numbers of women have entered politics since 2016, but there is still an imbalance along party lines. This year, there are 105 Democratic women in Congress but only 22 Republican women. While Republican women clearly face some barriers on the campaign trail, there are also unique advantages. Where do republican women have an …

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