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Advantages for Republican Women in 2020

2020 is already a record-breaking year for Republican women. More than 200 GOP women have filed to run for the U.S. House, beating the previous high of 122. 55 women have already won their House primaries, with many races still upcoming. Barbara Lee Family Foundation research shows that Republican women have a number of advantages …

Media Round Up: Week of July 12th

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: ‘This Is Not a Boring History of Nagging Spinsters’ Jessica Bennett and Veronica Chambers, The New York Times The story of suffrage is often wildly incomplete, leaving out …

The Cost of Electing Women: How PACs and Donors can Make a Difference

With five months until the 2020 Congressional election, a total of $1.5 billion has been raised across both parties in the House and the Senate from a combination of Political Action Committees (PACs) and individual donors. Since the 1998 Midterms, the money raised and spent in Congressional elections has steadily increased every cycle, with 2018 …

Electability Isn’t Just About Fundraising

2018 broke records as the most expensive midterm election in history, and 2020 is expected to be just as costly. Many pundits rely on fundraising prowess as a key marker of electability in their speculation. But how important is fundraising to a women’s success? Research shows that fundraising isn’t important to voters when they consider …

Media Round Up: Week of July 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: 2020 Could Be The New Year Of The Woman … For The GOP Meredith Conroy, FiveThirtyEight 2018 saw unprecedented gains for Democratic women in Congress. Now, Republican women …

The Vote: Getting It and Keeping It, Expanding It

There was never a time when women weren’t advocating for agency in American politics.  Whether it was Abigail Adams exhorting her husband to “Remember the ladies” as the Colonies became an autonomous nation, or women in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut retaining voting rights into the late 1700’s, or building networks and influence through …

Using Humor in COVID-19 Responses

While COVID-19 is a serious issue affecting people across the globe, humor can be an effective and relatable tool for communication. Women politicians have already been stepping up in their policy responses, and using humor can help communicate these policies to their constituents. Conventional wisdom suggests that humor does not work well for women, but …

Media Round Up: Week of June 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: ‘It’s More Than a Seat at the Table’ Jennifer Medina, The New York Times The 2020 presidential primaries were all about one word: electability. The prevailing wisdom has …

NEW RESEARCH: How Women Candidates Prove They Can Handle a Crisis

Last November, the Barbara Lee Family Foundation released Ready, Willing, and Electable, a comprehensive look at what it takes for a woman to succeed when she runs for executive office. The top thing voters look for when evaluating a woman candidate’s electability? Her ability to handle a crisis. Fast forward six months, and we are …

GOTB Round Up: COVID-19 Crisis

The coronavirus disease has been in the United States for almost four months. In that time, we’ve seen women step up and take charge in all levels of elected office. Here are some Gender on the Ballot posts that show COVID-19’s effect on women in politics: COVID-19 shows LGBTQ women make excellent leaders Lisa Turner …

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