Media Round Up: Week of November 1st

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:

In Ascendant Night for Congressional Republicans, Women-Led the Way

Catie Edmonson and Emily Cochrane, New York Times

Republican women have more than doubled the number of female representation in Congress. “Republicans were celebrating their success at chipping away at Democrats’ House majority and feeling increasingly confident of maintaining control of the Senate. By Wednesday evening, they had elected 22 women and were on track to have the highest number of them serving in their congressional ranks, surpassing the previous record of 25 women elected in 2004.”

You can read the full article here.

The original Women’s Marchers are still a political force.

Dana R. Fisher, Washington Post

The Women’s March in 2017 ignited the anti-Trump resistance. Since then, these women have gone on to continue the fight for our democracy. “Since 2017, I have followed a random sample of those marchers, who channeled their outrage into activism to become the backbone of much of what I call the “American Resistance.” Here’s what they’ve been up to since the midterm elections in 2018 — and what they’re likely to do no matter who wins Tuesday’s election.”

You can read the full article here.

Latinas say that political campaigns are ignoring their communities. So they’re taking matters into their own hands.

Cat Cardenas, The Lily

Latinas make up 13 percent of eligible voters overall, which is the largest of any non-white demographic. These communities tend to be overlooked by political campaigns – now, organizers are taking matters into their own hands. “Throughout the country, grass-roots organizations led by Latinas are similarly trying to mobilize Latinos to get out to the polls. In Florida, where much has been made of conservative-leaning Cuban Americans, Maria Revelles of Vamos4PR, a network of organizations dedicated to empowering Puerto Ricans on the island and on the mainland, is homing in on the Latina vote. After Hurricane Maria in 2017, many Latinos left the island, leading to a sizable increase of Puerto Ricans in the Sunshine State.”

You can read the full article here.

A record 574 LGBTQ candidates ran this year. Here are the big wins so far.

Cecilia Nowell, The Lily

A record-number of LGBTQ candidates have won their races on both a national and local scale. In the article, the Lily delves into the historic wins of these candidates.

You can read the full article here.

Voters in Colorado and Oregon approved two major wins for working women

Barbara Rodriguez, the 19th News

Colorado voters on Tuesday approved paid medical and family leave in the state, and voters in the Portland, Oregon, area approved universal preschool.

You can read the full article here.

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