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The Lay of the Land for Women Voters in 2022

Cancelled concerts. The first day of Zoom school. FaceTime with friends. We all remember the surreal and frightening early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the two years and one month since our country went into a state of emergency, almost one million American lives have been lost to the virus. Many of the financial …

Media Round-Up: Week of April 10th

  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:   Mississippi’s equal pay bill could worsen the wage gap, critics say Anne Branigin, Washington Post  Currently, Mississippi remains the only state without an equal pay bill; …

Sarah Bloom Raskin, a role model for every woman who aspires to lead and write HERstory

  Earlier this year, Sarah Bloom Raskin’s withdrawal of her nomination to the Federal Reserve board of directors reminded me that the ground isn’t level for women seeking public leadership, nor are the steps up the leadership ladder easily traversed. No matter how qualified you are. No matter, as this case makes clear, when a …

Breaking Down Barriers

  When I ran for Congress in 2018, my children were one and three years old. For months, I made calls to donors while nursing my son and with my daughter covering my head in hair clips. Although my mother could watch my children every day after 3:30PM, most of the time I changed diapers …

Media Round-Up: Week of April 3rd

  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:   Twitter’s ‘safety mode’ could shield politicians from harassment. It could also silence critics. Cristiano Lima, Washington Post   For the past couple of months, Twitter has …

Media Round-Up: Week of March 27th

  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:   A California first: woman signs bill into state law Adam Beam, The Associated Press   For the first time in California’s history, a woman has signed a …

Media Round-Up: Week of March 20th

  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:   A woman created the public defender role. Jackson could bring that experience to the high court. Julianne McShane, Washington Post   If confirmed to the Supreme …

5 Need-to-Know Facts About Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

  This week the country is abuzz with the historic confirmation hearings of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Judge Jackson is the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court in its 233-year-history. If confirmed, Jackson will be the first Black woman, the sixth woman, and the third Black person to serve on …

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