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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.

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 …

1 in 4 have a disability – it’s time to see more in public office

  How many disabled legislators serving in elected office can you name off the top of your head? Most of us can’t name more than a few legislators with disabilities, especially women legislators with disabilities, and now we know the reason why: according to recent study by Rutgers University professors Lisa Schur and Douglas Kruse, …

3 Things to Remember: National Security + Gender

  With the recent escalation of US tensions with Iran, national security has been a leading topic on everyone’s mind. In American politics, the president, otherwise known as the “Commander in Chief,” is central to this discussion. When talking about national security in the context of the 2020 presidential election, it’s important to note how …

What to Watch For: The Seventh Primary Debate

  The first Democratic primary debate of 2020 fittingly takes place in Iowa, where things are heating up. With only six people qualified so far, this debate will include the fewest participants to date. As of now, it will also be the least diverse, with only white participants on stage. Out of six confirmed participants, …

Media Round Up: December 29th

  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: As more women run for office, child-care costs remain a hurdle Lindsay Whitehurst and Christina A. Cassidy, AP While women are still running for office in record …

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 …

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