Month: July 2020

Media Round Up: Week of July 26th
| Jul 31, 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: With His ‘Women’s Agenda,’ Joe Biden Acknowledges That Most Issues Are in Fact Women’s Issues Mattie Kahn, Glamour Joe Biden’s new “Agenda for Women” lays out his policy …

The Strength in Numbers for Women in Politics
| Jul 29, 2020

Last Thursday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke from the House floor about an encounter with Representative Ted Yoho on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building. During the encounter, which was witness by reporters, Yoho confronted Ocasio-Cortez about her record and allegedly used a sexist epithet to describe her. The potency of Ocasio-Cortez’s speech—in which she …

How Women Can Prepare for the Campaign Trail
| Jul 28, 2020

Women are held to double standards throughout their time on the campaign trail. In order to impress voters, women candidates must be prepared to lead even before they announce their candidacy. Barbara Lee Family Foundation research shows how women can prove their preparation in order to run successful campaigns. Be ready for a crisis. The …

Media Round Up: Week of July 19th
| Jul 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: Joe Biden’s Vice President Could Be the Most Powerful in History Christian Paz, The Atlantic If elected, Joe Biden’s VP would have weighty responsibilities as the country combats …

5 Questions Reporters and the American Public Should Not Ask of Joe Biden’s Vice Presidential Pick
| Jul 22, 2020

On March 15th, during a CNN-Univision Democratic primary debate, Joe Biden announced that he would pick a woman to be his vice president, stating, “There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president.” The buzz is that within the next two weeks, Vice President Biden …

Advantages for Republican Women in 2020
| Jul 21, 2020

2020 is already a record-breaking year for Republican women. More than 200 GOP women have filed to run for the U.S. House, beating the previous high of 122. 55 women have already won their House primaries, with many races still upcoming. Barbara Lee Family Foundation research shows that Republican women have a number of advantages …

Media Round Up: Week of July 12th
| Jul 17, 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: ‘This Is Not a Boring History of Nagging Spinsters’ Jessica Bennett and Veronica Chambers, The New York Times The story of suffrage is often wildly incomplete, leaving out …

The Cost of Electing Women: How PACs and Donors can Make a Difference
| Jul 15, 2020

With five months until the 2020 Congressional election, a total of $1.5 billion has been raised across both parties in the House and the Senate from a combination of Political Action Committees (PACs) and individual donors. Since the 1998 Midterms, the money raised and spent in Congressional elections has steadily increased every cycle, with 2018 …

Electability Isn’t Just About Fundraising
| Jul 14, 2020

2018 broke records as the most expensive midterm election in history, and 2020 is expected to be just as costly. Many pundits rely on fundraising prowess as a key marker of electability in their speculation. But how important is fundraising to a women’s success? Research shows that fundraising isn’t important to voters when they consider …

Media Round Up: Week of July 5th
| Jul 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: 2020 Could Be The New Year Of The Woman … For The GOP Meredith Conroy, FiveThirtyEight 2018 saw unprecedented gains for Democratic women in Congress. Now, Republican women …

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