Media Round Up: Week of July 11th


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:

‘We’re going to run this city!’ Majority of NYC city council likely to be women

Henry Rosoff, PIX11 News

The incoming class of New York City’s Councilmembers is likely to be majority women, and the group appears set to include the first Korean American Councilmember, the first Muslim woman from a district historically represented by white men, and two of the first out, queer, Black women. New York City will have a male mayor, Eric Adams, making the gains for women on City Council significant for advocates and the elected officials who hoped to increase diversity among the City’s leadership. Many of the women likely to become Councilmembers gathered at City Hall this week, with the chant “When women run, women win!” echoing through the area.

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Harris emerges as main GOP foil on campaign trail

Max Greenwood, The Hill

Vice President Kamala Harris has recently been the subject of criticisms from Republicans over hot-button issues such as the border and voting rights. The targeting of Harris looks to be at least in part because of the lack of effective attacks against President Biden. “’People just don’t really have very intense feelings about Biden,’ [a Republican] strategist said. ‘He’s been around forever, and he still has kind of the ‘Uncle Joe’ persona to a lot of people. It’s not that everyone loves him, but people see him as more of a regular guy, a union guy, more as a centrist.’” Democratic strategists point out that the Vice President’s “gender and race can’t be ignored” when it comes to understanding her central role in attacks from the GOP.

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The future of Missouri politics runs through Cori Bush and Tishaura Jones

Tony Messenger, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones and Congresswoman Cori Bush, D-St.Louis, has proven to be a dynamic duo in Missouri. Both Bush and Jones have won such historic elections becoming the first Black women elected to their respective offices. These elected officials share the same goals to improve St. Louis with policies that shift funding to mental health services, affordable housing, and other efforts to lift people out of poverty. They each play an important role in this dynamic duo, with Cori Bush as the outspoken voice and Tishaura Jones as the silent policy changer. Cori Bush created a buzz earlier last year by popularizing the hashtag ‘defund the police’ after protests following the murder of George Floyd. Within her first 100 days in office, Tishuara Jones reallocated money from the police budget to affordable housing and emptying the workhouse.

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