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Justice Alito’s Leaked Draft Decision and Women’s Rights as Citizens

  Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization suggests that the Supreme Court is set to fully overturn the current judicial precedent established in Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992). That precedent has upheld a woman’s right to access abortion services until about 24 weeks of gestation. For …

Media Round-Up: Week of May 8th

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:   Women on the ballot: Emerge Maryland sees jump in candidates this year Elizabeth Shwe, WTOP News Emerge Maryland, a training program for Democratic women, has seen an …

Women Candidates Are Becoming the Norm—But Gender Bias Hasn’t Disappeared from Politics

  Last year, my local Boston political climate experienced a major paradigm shift—in a city that exclusively had white male Mayors since its founding, four women of color led the race for Mayor. Mayor Michelle Wu is now the first woman, first person of color, first Millennial, first daughter of immigrants, and first mom to …

Media Round-Up: Week of May 1st

  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 19th Explains: The governor’s races we’re watching in 2022 Barbara Rodriguez, The 19th*    Thirty-six states are holding gubernatorial elections this year, and about one-third …

What Candidates Need to Know About Women 50+

  While much of life is returning to some semblance of “normal,” the economic stresses and strains that we’ve been grappling with since 2020 continue. These challenges are particularly acute for women age 50 and over. For example, AARP research last year found that about 40% of working women 50+ had experienced at least one job interruption …

Media Round-Up: Week of April 24th

  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:   From The First Lady, Gaslit to Anatomy of a Scandal, women in US politics are stepping out of their shadows Archita Kashyap, First Post    In …

New BLFF Research: Shared Hurdles: How Political Races Change When Two Women Compete

  Read the full memo here. The Barbara Lee Family Foundation’s innovative new research, Shared Hurdles: How Political Races Change When Two Women Compete focuses on the interaction between a candidate’s race, political party, and gender when more than one woman is on the ballot—and reveals voters’ opinions on woman vs. woman races.   Key …

Shared Hurdles: How Political Races Change When Two Women Compete

With more and more women running for office, races between women candidates will become the norm — not a novelty.

Media Round-Up: Week of April 17th

  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:   Florida’s redistricting fight continues. The head of the state League of Women Voters talks about what’s at stake. Barbara Rodriguez, The 19th*  On Tuesday, Florida state …

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