Media Round Up: Week of April 12th

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 leaders are doing a disproportionately great job at handling the pandemic. So why aren’t there more of them?

Leta Hong Fincher, CNN

Across the globe, women-led governments are handling the pandemic with early, decisive action. Countries like Taiwan, Germany, and New Zealand have decreased death rates, expanded testing, and flattened the curve. The success of these women heads of state prove we need more women leaders and equal representation in politics.

You can read the full article here.

The Top 10 women Joe Biden might pick as vice president

Chris Cillizza, CNN

Joe Biden has promised to name a woman vice presidential nominee, and the speculation about his future choice has officially started. From former presidential candidates to current senators, governors, mayors, and more, there’s plenty of qualified women ready to lead. Check out this ranking of 10 women most likely to be selected.

You can read the full article here.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith have a plan to fix the pandemic child care crisis

Anna North, Vox

The coronavirus pandemic is shutting down schools and child care centers, leaving providers unsure if they will be able to reopen in the future, and parents unsure how they’ll afford childcare. A new plan allocates from Senators Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith allocates $50 billion to provide hazard pay to those still working, help providers continue paying staff while closed, and invest in the child care system in the future.

You can read the full article here.

States of Feminist Resistance: Women Legislators Make A Difference

Jennifer M. Piscopo, Ms. Magazine

The historic 2020 presidential race has kept the focus on women in the national spotlight, but let’s not forget the women making change in state legislatures. 2018 saw a boost in women’s representation, creating diverse leadership teams in states like Nevada and Virginia. Now, these women are taking action to pass legislature on issues affecting women, like the Equal Rights Amendment, child care, sexual harassment, and worker protections.

You can read the full article here.

Biden’s Biden: How the former VP is approaching his running mate search

Mike Memoli and Marianna Sotomayor

As the 2020 general election picks up, all eyes are on Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his potential vice presidential candidates. While the selection process is normally secretive, Biden has broken with tradition and openly pledged to pick a woman running mate, even naming some likely contenders. Read more about his decision process, including what characteristics he’s looking for, and when a decision may be made.

You can read the full article here.

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