Month: November 2021

Indigenous Women Politicians You Should Know About
| Nov 23, 2021

  November is Native American Heritage Month, honoring and acknowledging the rich history and culture of Native American and Indigenous communities. In 2020, we saw a record number of 18 Native American women run as congressional candidates, surpassing the former record of two in 2016. As Native American women build representation in politics, we’re hoping …

Media Round-Up: Week of November 7th
| Nov 12, 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:   Women and girls are disproportionately affected by climate change. Here are 11 photos of them leading COP26 protests. Janay Kingsberry, The Lily While 40,000 delegates convene …

Sisters in Service
| Nov 11, 2021

  As we celebrate the men and women who have bravely donned our country’s uniform this Veteran’s Day, fewer veterans are serving in Congress today than at any point in our nation’s history. At the same time, hyper partisanship, disinformation, and a lack of confidence in politicians and public institutions have eroded our faith in …

Six Trailblazing Women Mayors You Should Know About
| Nov 10, 2021

  According to Center for American Women and Politics, there are 1,621 mayors of cities and towns with a population over 30,000 in the country—yet just 25%, 407, of them are women. While there is still much work to do to reach gender parity at this level, we know that women can make tangible positive …

Media Round-Up: Week of October 31st
| Nov 5, 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:   This massive monument to women is quietly taking shape in New York City Shannon Eblen, The Lily On Roosevelt Island, artists debuted “The Girl Puzzle” monument honoring …

New Research Shows Motivation Gap Among Young Women Voters
| Nov 4, 2021

  2020 was a landmark year for youth voter turnout and engagement, with over 50% of young voters casting a ballot. Youth turnout has been increasing steadily over the last several elections. However, All In Together’s new polling, just conducted in September 2021, shows a massive decrease in enthusiasm – younger voters are the least …

The Fight for Women’s Right to Hold Public Office
| Nov 2, 2021

  In November 2020 then Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) made history as the first woman, and woman of color, ever elected to the office of the Vice Presidency. That is a big deal, as the United States was founded on a profound commitment to the maleness of rights-bearing citizenship. While the country’s founders counted women, …

Unface lady holding a November 2021 Calendar in front of a United States' flag.
Tomorrow, Boston Will Finally Elect Our First Woman Mayor
| Nov 1, 2021

  If you’ve been following politics in New England over the last year, you know that Boston is on the precipice of major progress: tomorrow we will elect a mayor who is not a white man for the very first time. This is the culmination of a year of meaningful milestones for the city, starting …

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