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Women voters stepped up and are not backing down.

  New research looks at women’s political participation over the last few years and ahead to 2020. The 2016 election sparked one of the largest protests in U.S. history with millions of women worldwide taking to the streets, 2018 showcased a record number of women running for (and winning) political office… what will 2020 bring? …

Exclusive poll: Which women are most fired up for 2020

Democratic women are gearing up to become even more engaged around the 2020 election than they’ve been in recent years, according to a new survey by American University’s Women & Politics Institute and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation provided exclusively to Axios. Why it matters: That’s a warning sign for the GOP, which has been losing …

New GOTB Research: Stepping Up and Standing Out

Women of all ages and political affiliations — particularly millennials and women of color—have become more politically engaged since 2016, a trend that is likely to continue in the 2020 cycle. Our new research gives further insights into what motivates women and how they plan to participate this year.

Stepping Up and Standing Out A New Survey Shows Increased Political Participation Among Women

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Women of all ages and political affiliations — particularly millennials and women of color—have become more politically engaged since 2016, a trend that is likely to continue in 2020, according to a new online survey released today by Gender on the Ballot, a partnership between the Women & Politics Institute at American University’s School of …

2020 – No Better Time to Run

  Running for office isn’t easy. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knocked on doors “until rain water came through” the soles of her worn sneakers. Trolls may spread nastiness about you on social media. Dialing for dollars can feel like a never-ending marathon.  Enduring long days, ugly attacks, and drudgery are constants that haven’t changed. What’s different now is …

Media Round Up: Week of January 12th

Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up: Debate Edition. Each week we’re collecting and sharing our favorite gender + politics stories. Here’s what caught our eye this week: The January Democratic Debate In 6 Charts Likhitha Butchireddygari, Laura Bronner and Anna Wiederkehr, FiveThirtyEight Before we dive into the debate recaps from last night, it’s …

The Political Power of Women of Color

  In April of 2019, I joined nearly 2,000 women of color gathered at Texas Southern University, a historically black university in Houston, for the first She the People Presidential Forum. At the event, nearly a dozen Democratic presidential candidates – including diverse candidates like Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Cory Booker, and Former HUD Secretary Juliàn Castro …

Think a woman can’t win the White House? Elizabeth Warren would be happy to discuss.

  Betsy Fischer Martin, executive director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University, said it was not “the strongest journalistic moment.” But a generous framing of the question wasn’t necessary to set up Warren’s withering rebuttals, she suggested. “I think that in Elizabeth Warren’s case she very clearly knew what she wanted to …

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