Month: January 2022

New York City, Boston and Las Cruces Head Into 2022 With Women Leading on City Councils
| Jan 31, 2022

  As Barbara Lee Family Foundation Founder and President Barbara Lee wrote recently in the Boston Globe, City Councils are important to facilitating inclusive leadership at the local level. And we know that a City Council can be a pipeline to the mayor’s office and beyond for women candidates. Yet only one state, Hawaii, currently …

Media Round-Up: Week of January 23rd
| Jan 28, 2022

  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:   Biden Expected to Nominate a Black Woman to the Supreme Court Michael D. Shear and Charlie Savage, New York Times During his presidential campaign, President Joe …

Lift Our Voices: Creating Systemic Change for Women in the Workplace
| Jan 27, 2022

  Across all types of workplaces – major companies, political campaigns, newsrooms – we hear the same story: sexual misconduct, misogyny, retaliation, or discrimination that allows a toxic environment to take root. But at the center of every disturbing allegation are the brave survivors who come forward to share their stories in the hope of …

New Project LPAC Research on Voter Attitudes toward Transgender Rights and Legislation
| Jan 26, 2022

  The upcoming 2022 primary and general elections will be historic for LGBTQ+ women running for office. There will be record numbers of queer women running for at all levels of government – from gubernatorial and Congressional candidates down to city council. This milestone is good news for progress; however, on the campaign trail LGBTQ+ …

Media Round-Up: Week of January 16th
| Jan 21, 2022

  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:   Attacks on Women in Politics Are on the Rise Around the World Roudabeh Kishi, Ms. Magazine According to data and research from the Armed Conflict Location …

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Remembering Three Women Who Impacted His Life
| Jan 17, 2022

  Every year on the third Monday of January, the country celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The bill for a federal holiday honoring the late civil rights icon was first proposed to Congress in 1979 by U.S. Representative John Conyers of Michigan and U.S. Senator Edward Brooke of Massachusetts. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan …

Media Round-Up: Week of January 9th
| Jan 14, 2022

  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:   U.S. quarters will feature 5 new women. What happened to other plans to change currency? Janay Kingsberry, The Lily Over the next couple of years, the American …

Catch Up for the New Year: Our Top Posts of 2021
| Jan 12, 2022

  Though it might not seem like it, January 2022 is almost half over! This week, we’re reflecting on the top GOTB posts from last year to make sure we’re caught up and ready for 2022’s news. For a refresher on the biggest topics for women in politics over the last year, start here:   …

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