Media Round Up: Week of September 13th

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:

They voted for him and now regret it. Why White women are turning away from Trump.

Jenna Johnson, The Washington Post

Over 50% of white women voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election — this year, circumstances have changed for some of them. “Although Clinton won the majority of votes from women in 2016, she lost to Trump among White women. Since then, however, polls have shown Trump weakening among those voters.”

You can read the full article here.

Michelle Wu Declares Her Candidacy For Mayor Of Boston, Challenging Walsh

Tori Bedford, GBH

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu announced Tuesday that she is running for mayor against incumbent Marty Walsh. Wu was the first woman of color ever to serve as Boston City Coucil President, and she would be the first woman ever elected to be Boston’s Mayor.

You can read the full article here.

A Record Number of Women Are Running for the House in 2020

Lisa Hagan, US News

A record number of female nominees are running for the House in the 2020 general elections, exceeding the historic number set in the 2018 midterms that brought in a wave of women – mostly Democrats – to Congress and switched party control.

You can read the full article here.

Could the parents of LGBTQ kids decide the presidential election? Advocates say yes.

Kate Sosin, The 19th

LGBTQ voters and advocates are becoming increasingly important in presidential elections. Advocates are targeting “equality voters,” or people who will likely back candidates that are supportive of LGBTQ rights and vote against candidates who aren’t. Those voters — 57 million people, according to the Human Rights Campaign — could make or break the presidential election, activists say.

You can read the full article here.

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