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Media Round Up: Week of April 4th

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: Black women are running for mayor — and winning Barbara Rodriguez, The 19th On Tuesday, Tishaura Jones made history as she was elected the first Black woman Mayor …

The pandemic is far from over for working moms

The COVID-19 pandemic changed lives overnight. Working parents – especially mothers – have struggled to meet their work and family demands without in-person child care, school, or outside help. Those who cannot telework have faced the impossible decision to go to work for a needed paycheck or care for children. With adult vaccination rates rising …

Media Round Up: Week of March 28th

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 Nominates Diverse Slate to Fill First 11 Federal Judicial Vacancies Susan Milligan, US News On Tuesday, President Joe Biden made history by nominating eleven people to fill …

8 Women Political Figures We Don’t Hear About Enough

As Women’s History Month draws to a close, it is important to recognize the women political figures that we don’t hear about enough. Whether it be as lawmakers or activists, the women on this list have made significant contributions to American political history that deserve to be acknowledged and celebrated. To wrap up this historic …

Calls grow for national paid family leave amid pandemic

Momentum is building behind the paid family leave movement as more corporations and public officials embrace the policy amid the coronavirus pandemic. More than 190 American companies urged Congress in a letter on Tuesday to pass the policy in the next spending package, while President Biden addressed the need to improve the country’s “care infrastructure” in his infrastructure …

Women and the Covid-19 Vaccines

This month marks a full year since the Covid-19 pandemic emerged and upended nearly every aspect of American life. Addressing this health crisis and its related economic toll continues to be a top priority for local and state governments, Congress, and President Joe Biden, who recently set an expectation that on July 4th 2021 the …

Media Round Up: Week of March 21st

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: 3 women in Biden’s cabinet are going to boost the post-COVID recovery Katica Roy, Fortune Despite contributing over $2 trillion to the U.S. economy since 1970 and accounting …

Redefining Electability: Women in Political Office

“The Year of the Woman,” a moniker given to 1992, when a number of women assumed leadership positions in the US Senate, an enclave of power previously dominated by men. In 2018 “The Year of the Woman” had a rebirth when a record 103 women were elected to the US House of Representatives, not to …

Women voters say U.S. health care and workplaces must change post-pandemic, poll shows

By Errin Haines Most women are worried about both racial and economic disparities in vaccine rollout, as well as the toll of the pandemic on low-income workers. A majority of women voters say they want a new normal at work and in health care in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis’s disproportionate impact on their …

Media Round Up: Week of March 14th

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: ‘No expiration date on equality’: House passes bill to remove women’s rights ERA deadline Dareh Gregorian, NBC News Just a few weeks after a federal judge ruled that …

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