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From Our Experts: Hopes and Resolutions for 2020 and Beyond

  As we say goodbye to 2019 and look towards the year ahead, we asked our Gender on the Ballot experts what they were looking forward to – or hoped to see – in 2020 when it comes to gender and politics. Here’s what they told us: Betsy Fischer Martin, Executive Director, American University’s Women …

Signs and Slogans: How Female Candidates Made Noise

  There were a record number of women who entered the 2020 presidential race this year, but you may not know about their predecessors who embodied the struggle of women to be seen and heard when politics were even more dominated by men. Learn more below! Shirley Chisholm Famously known for her slogan “Unbought and …

Recruitment Efforts Rise, and we see them paying off in the South

  The American South, a bastion for tradition, delicious cooking, is a metonymy for American heritage, and a place where many people often look to return home–or to leave in search of opportunity.  It is also a place for progress, and the number of women primarying popular male candidates and challenging incumbents show that women …

December #DemDebate Top Tweets

  Seven of the Democratic candidates for President faced off last night in the sixth debate of the 2020 cycle and the Internet had a lot to say. Here are some of our favorite tweets from the night: Once again, we weren’t the only ones excited to see the women moderators killing it last night: …

Gender on the Debate Stage: December Numbers

  For a full recap of the December Los Angeles, CA debate numbers, head here. Last night’s debate had the smallest field of candidates to date – seven contenders, including only two women, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. Tulsi Gabbard and Marianne Williamson remain in the race for the Democratic nomination but failed to meet …

Media Round Up: December Debate Edition

  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: PBS and Politico journalists are tag-teaming December’s Democratic debate Li Zhou, Vox Before we dive into the debate recaps from last night, it’s just as …

December Debate: What We Saw

  We’re officially halfway through the promised 12 Democratic primary debates and, during last night’s debate in Los Angeles, there were only two women on stage (as opposed to four during last month’s match-up). The Barbara Lee Family Foundation has studied the obstacles and opportunities women face when running for office for the past 20 years, …

Missing from the Conversations about Tech and Elections? Women.

  According to data from the Pew Research Center, about 44 percent of Americans used Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as sources of information for the 2016 Presidential campaign, with 35 percent of 18-29 years old saying that social media was their primary source of political news. With this in mind, it makes sense that universities, …

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