Media Round Up: Week of September 15th   


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:

Record Number of Female Candidates Prompting New Debate Approach

By Jim Lokay, Fox 5 DC’s “The Final 5”

In case you missed it, our own Amanda Hunter joined Jim Lokay on The Final 5 this week to discuss gender in the 2020 race. She shared how having multiple women on the debate stage, and on the campaign trail, has changed the conversation around “women’s issues,” electability, likability, and more.

You can watch the full segment here.

These Latinas Are Changing Politics. Here’s Their Most Inspiring Career Advice.

By Monica Torres, Huffington Post

Sunday marked the start of Latinx Heritage Month, so what better time to turn our attention to the Latina women pushing boundaries in American politics? Monica Torres sits down with several Latina women to ask about their campaigns, inspirations, and advice for other Latina women looking to run.

You can read the full article here.

The Spike in Political Mobilization Of Women Of Color In The U.S. Will Define 2020

By Bonnie Chiu, Forbes

2018 was a turning point for women of color in American politics. Not only did they win elections, but a record number of them mobilized as well. In fact, there was a 37% increase among women of color voters since 2016. Take a look to see how and why women of color turned out in the 2018 elections, and why they will carry this momentum into 2020.

You can read the full article here.

For Democrats, the Future is Female

By Lisa Lerer, New York Times

Don’t be fooled by the Democratic debates. Women’s issues will define the 2020 election, even if they’re not being talked about on stage. The 2018 elections proved that issues such as reproductive rights and sexual harassment and driving women out in droves, and there is even more work to be done.

You can read the full article here.

Cokie Roberts, Pioneering Journalist Who Helped Shape NPR, Dies at 75

By Bobby Allyn and Scott Neuman, NPR

We were sad to read that Cokie Roberts passed away this week. She was one of the pioneering journalists responsible for transforming NPR from an upstart news station into the renowned station reporting on politics that exists today. Nancy Pelosi says of her, “Cokie Roberts was a trailblazer who forever transformed the role of women in the newsroom and in our history books.” Learn more about her legacy in NPR’s tribute to her.

You can read the full article here.


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