Month: June 2020

GOTB Round Up: COVID-19 Crisis
| Jun 30, 2020

The coronavirus disease has been in the United States for almost four months. In that time, we’ve seen women step up and take charge in all levels of elected office. Here are some Gender on the Ballot posts that show COVID-19’s effect on women in politics: COVID-19 shows LGBTQ women make excellent leaders Lisa Turner …

Media Round Up: Week of June 21st
| Jun 26, 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: ‘I want to see myself:’ Black women mount public and private campaign for Biden to pick a Black woman running mate Jasmine Wright, Abby Phillip, and Annie Grayer, …

Reflections from a Former Congressional Candidate
| Jun 25, 2020

I’ve never been intimidated by a challenge; being bold and fearless has been the hallmark of my career. Or so I thought. That changed the moment I filed to run for Congress. For the first time, I was petrified. As a former Chief of Staff and political fundraiser, I thought I was prepared to run …

The Balancing Act of Proving Likeability and Qualifications
| Jun 23, 2020

Likeability is non-negotiable for women candidates: voters are willing to vote for a man they don’t like, as long as they think he’s qualified, but women don’t get that same treatment. On top of that, voters tend to assume male candidates are qualified, while women face extra hurdles in proving their qualifications. Because of this, …

Media Round Up: Week of June 14th
| Jun 19, 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: In the face of coronavirus, female world leaders stood out. These women are spurring change on a local level. Sarah Stankorb, The Lily Amid protests and the COVID-19 …

Happy Anniversary Gender on the Ballot!
| Jun 17, 2020

2020 has been eventful, full of surprises, and as the November election looms, shows no signs of slowing down. One year in, Barbara Lee Family Foundation’s Executive Director Nicole Carlsburg and American University Women & Politics Institute Executive Director Betsy Fischer Martin weigh in on the state of gender in the 2020 election cycle. 1. …

COVID-19 shows LGBTQ women make excellent leaders
| Jun 16, 2020

It’s a common observation that the nations with the most effective coronavirus response are all led by women. In comparison, pandemic management in the US has been delegated predominantly to the state and local levels, where the most effective leaders have followed the global trend — they’re women. And in many cases, they’re LGBTQ women. Now, …

Media Round Up: Week of June 7th
| Jun 12, 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: The Black Women Who Paved the Way for This Moment Keisha N. Blain, The Atlantic Black women have been stepping up as leaders during the recent protests over …

What Progress Looks Like for GOP Women
| Jun 11, 2020

There have been hundreds of articles written since the 2018 election which have focused on the painfully small number of GOP women currently serving in the US House, most of which are now coupled with an emphasis on the record setting number of GOP women running in 2020. Any way you slice it, the current …

Media Round Up: Week of May 31st
| Jun 5, 2020

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 Are Black Women and Girls Still an Afterthought in Our Outrage Over Police Violence? Brittney Cooper, TIME Professor Brittney Cooper condemns the lack of public focus on Black women …

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