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Warren Told Sanders After Debate, ‘I Think You Called Me a Liar on National TV’

And in a conflict heavily focused on which candidate is telling the truth, Ms. Warren faces a real risk: Several studies have shown that voters punish women more harshly than men for real or perceived dishonesty. Depictions of female candidates as calculating or conniving are political mainstays. As long ago as 1984, opponents launched “authenticity” attacks against …

Gender on the Debate Stage: January Numbers

  For a full recap of the January Des Moines, Iowa debate numbers, head here. With less than a month until the Iowa Caucuses, last night’s debate had a high stakes feel looming over it.  The field of candidates continues to narrow resulting in just six contenders on stage, including the two remaining female candidates, …

Stepping Up and Standing Out: Women’s Political Participation in 2020

  Read the memo here, the blog post here, and the press release here.  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 …

January Debate: What We Saw

  The first Democratic primary debate of 2020 – and the last debate before voting begins in the Iowa presidential caucuses – was also the smallest debate so far. Only six candidates qualified to participate, but two out of the three women still running for president were on stage: Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. …

Event: Stepping Up and Standing Out: Women’s Political Participation in 2020

Join us on January 22, 2019 at 5pm ET at American University for a panel discussion on our new research, Stepping Up and Standing Out: Women’s Political Participation in 2020. RSVP and full event details are available here. Or tune in via Facebook Live on the AU School of Public Affairs page. Panelists include: Kate Jeffers, Director, Benenson Strategy …

Do kind candidates win elections?

  “I want to get out there and show people that you can be a Republican and be considerate and kind and diverse…We need to have new role models in the party.” Valerie Ramirez Mukherjee, the only Republican candidate to file for Illinois’ 10th Congressional seat in the U.S. House Most scholars agree that perceived …

GOTB Research: What Does Electability Mean to Voters?

Conducted by Benenson Strategy Group, this new research explores the sometimes thorny issue of “electability” as it relates to female candidates.

How Does Gender Factor Into the 2020 Presidential Race?

  “For hundreds of years in this country, politics has meant three things,” said Amanda Hunter of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation. “It’s meant straight, white and male.” The foundation, which is dedicated to advancing women’s representation in American politics, has been researching this topic for decades. Hunter says electability is often a code word …

Media Round Up: Week of January 5th

  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: Can Elizabeth Warren’s Selfie-Taking, Plan-For-That Campaign Win Her the Nomination? Nathan Heller, Vogue Looking for a more personal look into the 2020 campaign trail? Vogue takes a …

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