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Women Made History Up and Down the Ballot in Statewide Midterm Elections
| Dec 6, 2022

  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
| Dec 2, 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: 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”
| Nov 18, 2022

  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
| Nov 18, 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:   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
| Nov 11, 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:   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 are making history in all-female races for governor—but that doesn’t mean sexism is over.
| Nov 7, 2022

  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
| Nov 4, 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:   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
| Oct 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: 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
| Oct 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:   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 …

Media Round-Up: Week of October 9th
| Oct 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: Abortion is a key motivator for US voters in midterm elections, new survey finds Deidre McPhillips, CNN According to new survey data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, …

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