Month: January 2021

From Emancipation to Voting Rights: The Tradition of Black Women Organizing
| Jan 20, 2021

On January 5th the Georgia Senate Runoff election was the culmination of a sprint by Democratic organizing groups to flip two Republican-held Seats in a state that hadn’t had Democratic Senators in a generation. The groundwork for the Senate flip was laid almost a decade ago by Black and other women of color leaders, most …

The First but Not the Last: Madam Vice President
| Jan 20, 2021

Today’s inauguration marks the beginning of the Biden-Harris administration and the historic Vice Presidency of Kamala Harris. Kamala Harris’s trailblazing rise to Vice President has changed the face of politics in our country, and today’s transition of power brings other shifts to the landscape for gender in national politics. With a potentially unprecedented number of …

Notable and Historic Women Leaders Tapped to Join the Biden-Harris Administration: Part 4
| Jan 15, 2021

You’ve been following our series on the notable women appointed to the Biden-Harris administration. As the inauguration on January 20th approaches and we wrap up this series, we will be continuing to update the list of trailblazing women on our tracker. Check out Women on Wednesdays, a virtual conversation hosted by The Women & Politics …

Media Round Up: Week of January 10th
| Jan 15, 2021

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: Pelosi’s House Impeaches Trump for Historic Second Time Amanda Becker, The 19th On Wednesday, Donald Trump became the first president to be impeached twice following the U.S. House …

The Gender in Politics News I’m Watching This Month
| Jan 13, 2021

I was initially optimistic about the start of 2021 and was stunned, horrified, and heartbroken by what transpired in the last week. I watched last Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol with a mix of grief and anger. In any horrible situation, though, our founder and President Barbara Lee often urges us to “look for the …

Women Need to Run for Office Without Having to Run for Their Lives
| Jan 11, 2021

A Personal Reflection on the Capitol Attack As the horrific attack on our Capitol and its public servants played out in real-time on television and on my Twitter feed, my first thoughts turned to family and friends at work that day in the building. My husband, a reporter for The New York Times, returned home …

Media Round Up: Week of January 3rd
| Jan 8, 2021

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: Raimondo selected for Biden’s Commerce secretary Tyler Pager, Doug Palmer & Gavin Bade, Politico On Thursday, President-elect Joe Biden announced he’s tapping Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo as …

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