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Women Made History Up and Down the Ballot in Statewide Midterm Elections

  The 2022 midterm elections were historic for women in politics—from mayors to lieutenant governors, and more. At the state executive level, 12 women were elected governor, setting a new record for the number of women governors serving concurrently. Arkansas, Massachusetts, and New York elected women governors for the first time, and Arkansas and Massachusetts …

Media Round-Up: Week of November 27th

  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: For the first time, women will hold these four key congressional jobs Michele L. Swers, Washington Post For the first time, the chairs and ranking members of …

Nancy Pelosi: “From Homemaker to House Speaker”

  Yesterday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that she is stepping aside from her leadership role. “Never did I think I’d go from homemaker to House Speaker,” she said in an address on the House floor. She will serve her next term in Congress as a rank-and-file member. Here at GOTB, we are …

Media Round-Up: Week of November 13th

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:   A Historic Number Of Women Will Be Governors Next Year Meredith Conroy and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight As a result of this year’s midterm elections, nearly 25 percent …

Media Round-Up: Week of November 6th

  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 score multiple firsts in historic midterm races Shawna Chen, Axios History was made on Tuesday night for women running for state and federal government positions. …

Women Candidates & the Midterms: What We Know So Far

Our team here at GOTB stayed up late and got up early to track the outcome of consequential races for women candidates this election! While a number of races are still undecided, there are some important milestones to mark already. Watch a recap of gender-lens analysis from our panel of experts–Atima Omara, Christine Matthews, Mabinty …

Women are making history in all-female races for governor—but that doesn’t mean sexism is over.

  Voters in five states will find an unusual sight on their ballots this year: only women major party candidates for governor. In Alabama, Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, and Oregon, voters will weigh not whether to choose a woman, but which woman to elect to their statehouse’s corner office. In the history of the country, there …

Media Round-Up: Week of October 30th

  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 attack highlights risks of online violence against women in politics Rebecca Klar, The Hill An attack targeting Speaker Nancy Pelosi at her home in California highlights …

Media Round-Up: Week of October 23rd

  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: The Midterms Could Set A New Record For Female Governors — And Send Fewer Women To Congress Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Meredith Conroy, FiveThirtyEight This election year could be record-setting …

Media Round-Up: Week of October 16th

  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:   The U.S. has never had a lesbian governor. These two women could change that. Matt Lavietes, MSNBC If gubernatorial candidates Maura Healey and Tina Kotek win …

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