Month: February 2020

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 …

The Equal Rights Amendment: What It Is and Why We’re Talking About It
| Feb 18, 2020

  What is the ERA? The text of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is short and simple: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Alice Paul introduced the first version of this amendment at the Seneca Falls convention …

Media Round Up: Week of February 9th
| Feb 14, 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: What Went Down In The New Hampshire Primary FiveThirtyEight This week in the New Hampshire primary, Sanders, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar put up strong showings, while Warren and …

Lifting Women’s Voices Up – on Galentine’s Day and Every Day
| Feb 13, 2020

  What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. It’s a day dedicated to lifting anyone who identifies as a woman up, or as Leslie Knope would say, “ladies celebrating ladies.” To celebrate this year, we are lifting up some of our favorite women’s publications. Just five years ago, many people …

Gender at the New Hampshire Primary
| Feb 12, 2020

  Primary night in New Hampshire was full of surprises. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s campaign picked up momentum when she came in third, and Senator Elizabeth Warren came in fourth. The primary failed to propel the long-struggling campaign of Tulsi Gabbard. But what do we know about the New Hampshire women who voted in the hotly …

But… are women electable?
| Feb 11, 2020

  Yes.   We can’t believe it’s 2020 and we’re still having this conversation, but yes: women are electable. It’s as simple as that. Don’t just take our word for it though, we have the sources to back it up: 8 in 10 voters reject the idea that the country isn’t ready to elect a …

5 Barrier Breaking Black Women Officeholders
| Feb 11, 2020

  2018 was a history-making year for Black women: at least 468 Black women ran for political office up and down the ballot, and 25 Black women are currently serving in Congress as a result of that election—the first time this number has gone above 20 in the history of the United States. While we …

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