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Black Women are Running in Record Numbers

A record number of Black women are running for Congress this year. At least 122 Black or multi-racial Black women have filed to run for congressional seats, and nearly 60 are still running. This figure has been building over the last few cycles, representing a drastic increase since 2012, when it was only 48. Now, …

Media Round Up: Week of August 2nd

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: Mothers are increasingly running for office. Will COVID-19 sideline their momentum? Barbara Rodriguez, The 19th This election cycle, there has been a surge of mothers with children at …

What the VP speculation tells us about sexism on the campaign trail

Senator Kamala Harris is widely regarded to be a front-runner in Joe Biden’s search for a running mate. As the vetting operation continues, the process has begun to include sexist tropes and attacks on the leading candidates. Last week, a new report in POLITICO claimed that one former politician on the search committee was reportedly …

When They Run: The Challenges Facing Women of Color in Politics

As protests against racial injustice and institutional racism continue to flare around the country, all aspects of public and private life are subject to a new and deeper conversation about how racism shapes our experience. In politics and political campaigning, people of color are significantly underrepresented, and women of color specifically are even less represented. …

Media Round Up: Week of July 26th

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: With His ‘Women’s Agenda,’ Joe Biden Acknowledges That Most Issues Are in Fact Women’s Issues Mattie Kahn, Glamour Joe Biden’s new “Agenda for Women” lays out his policy …

The Strength in Numbers for Women in Politics

Last Thursday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke from the House floor about an encounter with Representative Ted Yoho on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building. During the encounter, which was witness by reporters, Yoho confronted Ocasio-Cortez about her record and allegedly used a sexist epithet to describe her. The potency of Ocasio-Cortez’s speech—in which she …

How Women Can Prepare for the Campaign Trail

Women are held to double standards throughout their time on the campaign trail. In order to impress voters, women candidates must be prepared to lead even before they announce their candidacy. Barbara Lee Family Foundation research shows how women can prove their preparation in order to run successful campaigns. Be ready for a crisis. The …

Media Round Up: Week of July 19th

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: Joe Biden’s Vice President Could Be the Most Powerful in History Christian Paz, The Atlantic If elected, Joe Biden’s VP would have weighty responsibilities as the country combats …

5 Questions Reporters and the American Public Should Not Ask of Joe Biden’s Vice Presidential Pick

On March 15th, during a CNN-Univision Democratic primary debate, Joe Biden announced that he would pick a woman to be his vice president, stating, “There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president.” The buzz is that within the next two weeks, Vice President Biden …

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