Month: August 2020

Media Round Up: Week of August 23rd
| Aug 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: Bold Red Lipstick Is a Political Uniform, Too Jennifer Medina, The New York Times Last week, many of the onscreen outfits at the DNC looked different than previous …

Commemorating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage
| Aug 26, 2020

Today marks 100 years since the adoption of the 19th Amendment that granted white women the right to vote. As we mark this important milestone, honor the work that followed, and consider what remains to be done, we’re reflecting on our favorite suffrage quotes from our founder Barbara Lee:  The 19th Amendment was at first, …

A woman VP is good, but a gender balanced cabinet is next
| Aug 25, 2020

Elected executives have the power to make strides towards gender parity through their executive office nominations.  Joe Biden’s commitments to choosing a woman as his running mate, and appointing more women to his cabinet, serve as historic milestones on the path to gender equality. What’s more, these actions would set up “female vice president [to] later …

Fast Facts on Nikki Haley
| Aug 24, 2020

This week begins the Republican National Convention, where the Republican party will nominate its candidates for President and Vice President. One notable speaker from the convention is former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. As an experienced and popular politician, her name has already been mentioned as a potential 2024 presidential candidate. Here are …

Media Round Up: Week of August 16th
| Aug 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: Finally, a Female VP Isn’t Being Set Up to Fail Elizabeth Ralph, POLITICO Kamala Harris is the first woman VP with a real shot at the White House. …

Key Takeaways from Kamala Harris’s VP Nomination Speech
| Aug 20, 2020

Last night, Senator Kamala Harris was only the third woman—and the first woman of color— ever to accept a nomination as a running mate on a major party presidential ticket.  After 12 years since the last time a woman was in this position, there was no blueprint for her speech. Senator Harris was able to …

Suffrage at 100
| Aug 19, 2020

On the eve of the suffrage centennial, women are at a crossroads in American politics. On one hand, there are more women than ever before in electoral office. After the 2018 midterm elections, for example, the US Congress grew to become a record-breaking one quarter women in both chambers, 38 percent of whom are women …

Suffrage Centennial Celebrations
| Aug 18, 2020

This August marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave some women the right to vote. As we remember the hard-fought battle which many women are still fighting today, we also celebrate the progress women have made over the last hundred years. Commemorate the anniversary with these digital events, important …

Quick Facts on Kamala Harris
| Aug 17, 2020

Today marks the start of the Democratic National Convention, where later this week the Democratic party will officially nominate its candidates for President and Vice President of the United States. As we prepare to watch for notable speakers and newsworthy moments from the mostly virtual convention, we expect much of the attention to be trained …

Media Round Up: Week of August 9th
| Aug 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: Ambition Has Always Been ‘Ladylike’ Jessica Bennett, The New York Times Biden’s potential VP candidates have endured an influx of criticisms over the last few weeks. Immodest, ambitious, …

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