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Media Round-Up: Week of June 26th
| Jul 1, 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:   Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in as first Black woman on the Supreme Court Ximena Bustillo, NPR At noon yesterday Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was …

Inspiring LGBTQ Women In Politics
| Jun 30, 2022

  Happy Pride Month from Gender on the Ballot! This election cycle, a record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for U.S. Congress. This is coming on the heels of a record number of LGBTQ people appointed to the Biden administration. As a potential increase for LGBTQ political representation looms, and we mark the end …

How Can We Get America’s First Black Woman Governor?
| Jun 22, 2022

  A record number of Black women are running for office in 2022, including statewide executive roles, but there is one role that has eluded Black women the most: Governor. According to the Center for American Women in Politics (CAWP), of the 94 women who are statewide elected executives, only six are Black women. Prior …

Meet the ‘Grandmother of Juneteenth’: Opal Lee
| Jun 19, 2022

  On June 17th, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, making Juneteenth a federal holiday in America. Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans in the United States and it is the first new federal holiday signed into law since Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was adopted …

Media Round-Up: Week of June 12th
| Jun 17, 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:   Title IX aimed to get women into grad schools. Over 50 years, it shaped their role in sports. Rachel Axon, Lindsay Schnell, Lydia Chebbine, The 19th* June …

Media Round-Up: Week of June 5th
| Jun 10, 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:   More women than ever own guns. Could that change gun laws? Anne Branigin, Washington Post Gun control debates have once again stirred up in the United …

Media Round-Up: Week of May 29th
| Jun 3, 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: In Harriet Tubman’s home state of Maryland, a new school bears her name Nicole Asbury, Washington Post The newest elementary school in Gaithersburg, Maryland has been named after …

Women’s Economic Hardship May Suppress Voter Turnout
| Jun 2, 2022

  It is painfully clear that women bear the brunt of the economic challenges facing Americans. In All In Together’s recent polling, we found that a majority of women (58%) felt the economy was not working well for them, compared to 47% of men. And looking towards the future, we found a double-digit difference between …

Media Round-Up: Week of May 22nd
| May 27, 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:   Black women candidates in NC poised to make history, but supporters say help is needed Dawn Baumgartner Waughan, The News & Observer North Carolina is on …

AANHPI Women Mayors You Should Know About
| May 26, 2022

Out of the 100 largest cities in the United State, only six AANHPI women have ever been mayor, with four of them currently serving today. As we continue to celebrate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, BLFF would like to highlight historic AANHPI women mayors you should know about.   Eunice Sato Eunice …

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