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Media Round-Up: Week of October 17th

  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:   Annette Taddeo launches campaign to be Florida’s first Latina governor Bianca Padró Ocasio, Tampa Bay Times After months of speculation, Florida State Senator Annette Taddeo announced her …

Eight of our Favorite Quotes by Vice President Kamala Harris

  Happy Birthday, Vice President Harris! On January 20th, 2021, Kamala Harris made history as not only the first woman, but also the first Black and Asian person to assume the office of Vice President of the United States. Here are eight of our favorite quotes from Madam VP:   “I’m thinking about [my mother] …

What Will It Take To Elect More Women of Color Executives?

  Women and especially women of color are stepping up to run for executive roles in public office like Mayor, Attorney General, Lt. Governor and Governor. But women aren’t always breaking those ceilings easily, especially for Governor. Of the 45 women who’ve ascended to Governor of a state, only three have been women of color …

Canada drops in international rankings despite wins for women in Parliament

  Last month, Canadian voters returned to the polls only two years after their last election in 2019. Since Prime Minister Trudeau called the snap election in August, much of the media surrounding the election has focused on the Liberal Party’s drop in polling and the rise in COVID-19 cases across the country. However, more …

Media Round-Up: Week of October 10th

  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:   How 5 women paved Kathy Hochul’s road to New York’s highest office Jeannie McBride, Spectum Local News In July of 1848, five women held the first …

Media Round-Up: Week of October 3rd

  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: North Adams is about to elect its first woman as mayor — what took so long? Greta Jochem, The Berkshire Eagle Almost forty years ago, Frances Buckley …

Staying Power: Strategies for Women Incumbents Key Findings

  As the 2022 election cycle approaches, women incumbents are announcing their plans to run for reelection. Recently the Barbara Lee Family Foundation released our latest research Staying Power: Strategies for Women Incumbents, a reference guide highlighting methods for success for women incumbents. Check out some of the key findings from the research below:   …

The 2021 Gender Parity Index: Another Year, Another lackluster GPA for women’s representation.

  We’ve seen significant changes in the make-up of our country’s leadership this year. We have our first woman and woman of color vice president and another record-breaking year for women in Congress (now 26.4% women). We also have the first-ever all-female White House Communications team, five women appointed as White House senior staff, and …

Media Round Up: Week of September 26th

  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:   There are just 9 female governors. Both parties want change. Liz Crampton, Politico With Kathy Hochul assuming the position of Governor of New York this past …

Dismantling the “Imagination Barrier”

  When my boss Barbara Lee started her work to elect more women in politics over two decades ago, she focused on governor’s offices because she saw them as a key path to putting a woman in the White House. At the time, only 16 women had ever served as governor in the history of …

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