Media Round Up: Week of July 5th

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:

2020 Could Be The New Year Of The Woman … For The GOP

Meredith Conroy, FiveThirtyEight

2018 saw unprecedented gains for Democratic women in Congress. Now, Republican women are stepping up, and more Republican women are running than ever before. This year, party leaders and new organizations are encouraging women on the right to seek office, resulting in more diverse primaries. While many of these women will likely face tough general elections, Republican women stand a real chance of increasing representation in Congress.

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For Black women mayors, rising national profiles come with political risk


Black women mayors have stepped up during the COVID-19 and police brutality crises to serve their communities. The new spotlight on the mayors also comes with political risks as constituents and activists demand more. The new scrutiny is especially difficulty as mayors navigate state and federal gridlock. Click to read more about how these women are handling their cities’ crises.

You can read the full article here.

Do countries with female leaders truly fare better with Covid-19?

Alexandra Ossola, Quartz

Example after example has proven that women leaders excel at handling crises. In a recently released study, researchers dug into qualities that women leaders share, finding that they tend to be risk-adverse, humble, welcoming of diverse viewpoints, and accepting of science. While the study uses limited data, it echoes what women leaders have been proving for months – they know how to handle the health pandemic.

You can read the full article here.

Black female voters say they want what they’re owed: power

Errin Haines, The Washington Post

Black women are a critical voting group for the Democratic party, turning out in high numbers and organizing their communities to vote. They fought twice as hard for the right to vote, and haven’t forgotten the importance of that right. Now, as Black women finally gain recognition as an essential voting bloc during the 2020 election, activists are calling for more power within the party – including the VP nomination.

You can read the full article here.

Republicans in danger of losing huge portion of their women senators

Marianne Levine and James Arkin, POLITICO

There are currently nine Senate GOP women, but four face challenging 2020 elections. While gender parity has traditional been a weak spot for Republicans, leaders have made an effort in the last few years to bring greater representation to the party. In interviews with POLITICO, Republican women remain confident that they have the right credentials and policies to win over their constituents.

You can read the full article here.


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