Media Round Up: Week of March 14th

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:

‘No expiration date on equality’: House passes bill to remove women’s rights ERA deadline

Dareh Gregorian, NBC News

Just a few weeks after a federal judge ruled that time had already run out, the House passed a resolution that removes the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. “There can be no expiration date on equality,” said Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California about the joint resolution which passed with a vote of 222-204. The passage of the companion joint resolution in the Senate is contingent on at least 10 Republicans along with all 50 Democrats voting for it to pass. The amendment prohibits the denial of equal rights on the basis of sex on a federal and state level.

You can read the full article here.

A Woman Leading N.Y.C.? This Could Be the Year.

Daniel E. Slotnik, The New York Times

After 109 male mayors, it’s looking like New York City may get its first woman mayor in this year’s election. Three Democratic women and one Republican woman have already announced their campaign for mayor, and the Democratic candidates have all suggested that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment investigation is an important reason why it’s time for the city to elect its first woman mayor. “New York’s governor is reminding us it is time to see more women in positions of power,” said Kathryn Garcia, one of the Democratic candidates who previously served as the city’s former sanitation commissioner.

You can read the full article here.

‘Most influential voice’: Warren’s network spreads throughout Biden administration

Zachary Warmbrodt, Politico

Although Senator Elizabeth Warren was not selected by the President to lead the Treasury Department, he has enlisted a number of her aides and allies to help run the administration. Sen. Warren’s protégés who share her views on big banks and Wall Street have landed important government roles in finance, education and the National Security Council. These appointments “confirm that Senator Warren will be the most influential voice in the financial policy debate under the new administration,” said Karolina Arias, a Democrat and former Senate aide.

You can read the full article here.

Deb Haaland’s Historic Appointment Makes Her Uniquely Qualified to Confront the Fossil-Fuel Industry

Jeremy Herb, CNN

On Monday, the Senate confirmed Deb Haaland’s nomination to lead the Department of the Interior making her the first Native American in history to serve in the Cabinet. The congresswoman from New Mexico will play a key role in executing Biden’s campaign promise to put an end to new leasing on federal land for gas and oil development. As Secretary of the Interior, Haaland will manage nearly a fifth of federal land and is expected to work on swiftly transitioning the country away from fossil fuels.

You can read the full article here.

Women voters say U.S. health care and workplaces must change post-pandemic, poll shows

Errin Haines, The 19th

A new poll from the Barbara Lee Family Foundation in collaboration with the Women & Politics Institute at American University reveals that a majority of women voters believe that workplaces and health care need to change due to the COVID-19 crisis and the excessive burden it has put on women’s mental health and economic welfare. According to the poll, 7 in 10 Democratic women and 1 in 4 Republican women feel that there aren’t enough women elected officials. “This pandemic has brought the role of government to the front doorstep of many women,” said Betsy Fischer Martin, the executive director at the Women & Politics Institute at American University.

You can read the full article here.

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