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New Research: The New Normal: Women, the Workplace, and Pandemic Politics

After almost two years of contending with Covid-19, women across the country increasingly believe that the pandemic is creating a new normal.

Celebrating Over Sixty Years of National Service

  Spring is for celebrating national service! Over the next few weeks, America’s premier national service programs will commemorate their respective anniversaries. Peace Corps Week runs from February 27th to March 5th, while AmeriCorps Week will be from March 13th to 19th. A significant number of AmeriCorps members and Peace Corps volunteers experienced service disruptions …

Black Herstory: Recent and Current Congresswomen

  As we wrap up Black History Month and enter Women’s History Month, Gender on the Ballot would like to recognize some of today’s trailblazing Congresswomen in our final installment of our Black Herstory series. You can check out the first installment on Black women Suffragists here, and the second, on Black women in the …

A Coda to the Nineteenth Amendment’s Centennial

  The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” In August 2020, the nation marked the amendment’s centennial. Ratification of the Nineteenth represented a milestone in the …

Media Round-Up: Week of February 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:   Not just the Supreme Court: Biden poised to triple number of Black women on federal appeals courts John Fritze, USA Today As President Joe Biden announces …

Black Herstory: Civil Rights Leaders

  We’re back with another edition of Black Herstory, following our first post on Black Suffragists. This time we are focusing on civil rights leaders. Check out some of the women behind the movement below. Septima Clark (1898 to 1987) Septima Clark, an educator and civil rights activist, was born on May 3, 1898, in …

Black Herstory: Four Black Suffragists You Should Know About

  In 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving white women the right to vote. This was hailed as a monumental success, after more than a half century’s worth of activism. But the ratification of the 19th Amendment highlighted the complexities of women’s representation in the suffrage movement since all women actually did not receive …

Media Round-Up: Week of February 13th

  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:   How Kathy Hochul Went From Unexpected Governor to Clear Front-Runner Nicholas Fandos, New York Times When Kathy Hochul became Governor of New York last year, she …

Media Round-Up: Week of February 6th

  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:   Black female lawmakers warn against pitting Supreme Court candidates against each other Marianna Sotomayor, Washington Post While conversations and speculations continue regarding President Joe Biden’s Supreme …

Media Round-Up: Week of January 30th

  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:   How 2 Black women conquered Senate primary politics Maya King, Politico Democratic Representative Val Demings of Florida and former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley …

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