Media Round-Up: Week of March 27th

BLFF Team | Apr 1, 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 California first: woman signs bill into state law

Adam Beam, The Associated Press  

For the first time in California’s history, a woman has signed a bill into law. Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis is currently serving as acting governor while Governor Gavin Newsom is out on family vacation. The California legislature passed a bill to, “extend a law preventing some renters from being evicted until the end of June,” and Lt. Gov. Kounalakis signed the bill into law before the prior one would expire, leaving thousands of renters threatened with the possibility of eviction.

Read the full story here.


Black women leaders at DNC want to make a difference in politics

Ashlee Banks, The Grio

In this article, The Grio interviewed several Black women who are making an impact in both the Black community and the political sphere through their roles at the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The group of women interviewed come from a variety of backgrounds. Some of the reasons the group cited for wanting to get more involved with the DNC include wanting to create a better political atmosphere for their children and pursuing their passion for politics as a full-time job.

Read the full story here.


10 women who have made history so far in 2022

Julianne McShane, The Washington Post

Within the first quarter of 2022, headlines have been dominated with historical moments for women. . Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination and confirmation hearings, Amy Schneider becoming the first woman to win more than $1 million on Jeopardy, and Chloe Kim becoming the first woman to win two gold medals in the Winter Olympics women’s halfpipe event  are just a few of the many historical moments for women so far this year.

Read the full story here.


Here are the states with woman governors

Brianna Navarre, US News &World Report

In January of 1925, Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first woman governor of Wyoming and the first woman governor in the United States. Since then, only 44 other women have served as governor i (19 states still have not ever had a woman governor). Currently there are nine states with a woman governor, the highest number of women serving at the same time.

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