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The Pandemic’s Economic Toll on Women

Over the course of the last year since Covid-19 emerged, women and people of color have consistently borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic impact. Women and particularly women of color took on an increased share of caretaking as schools and childcare centers closed. Industries with higher shares of women and women of color, such …

What the Special Election in Texas Means for Women Candidates

In 3 days, Texas will hold a special election to decide who will represent its 6th Congressional district in the U.S. House. Following Republican Congressman Ron Wright’s passing from COVID-19 earlier this year, there are currently 23 candidates in the running for the newly open seat. This will be an important election to watch for …

Media Round Up: Week of April 18th

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: Black women congressional leaders call for Senate to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Errin Haines & Amanda Becker, The 19th On Tuesday, a number of …

Media Round Up: Week of April 11th

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: The White House issues its first-ever proclamation on Black maternal health. Alisha Haridasani Gupta, The New York Times The White House issued a statement on Tuesday for the …

Pandemic Silver Lining – The Power of Ubuntu

Gender on the Ballot recently released She Votes: Women, the Workplace, and Pandemic Politics, a survey of women voters about the issues shaping their lives and opinions one year after the start of the pandemic. We are publishing personal narratives related to the survey topics to offer real-life perspectives along with the data. Ubuntu is …

What Women’s Representation in Office Means to Women Voters

On the heels of the historic 2020 election—which brought our first ever woman and woman of color Vice President as well as a record number of Congresswomen to office—I’m looking ahead to a number of federal, state, and local elections over the next eight months. From the Virginia Governor’s race to the special election for …

Media Round Up: Week of April 4th

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: Black women are running for mayor — and winning Barbara Rodriguez, The 19th On Tuesday, Tishaura Jones made history as she was elected the first Black woman Mayor …

The pandemic is far from over for working moms

The COVID-19 pandemic changed lives overnight. Working parents – especially mothers – have struggled to meet their work and family demands without in-person child care, school, or outside help. Those who cannot telework have faced the impossible decision to go to work for a needed paycheck or care for children. With adult vaccination rates rising …

Media Round Up: Week of March 28th

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: Biden Nominates Diverse Slate to Fill First 11 Federal Judicial Vacancies Susan Milligan, US News On Tuesday, President Joe Biden made history by nominating eleven people to fill …

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