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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 …

7 Quotes We Love in Honor of Women’s History Month

  Happy Women’s History Month! As we reflect on and honor women’s endless contributions to the world, check out some of Gender of the Ballot’s favorite quotes from phenomenal women. “You not only have a right to be an individual. You have a responsibility.” –Eleanor Roosevelt   “Your story is what you have, what you …

Media Round-Up: Week of March 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:   Sara Jacobs, California Congresswoman, Talks Sexism and Ageism in Politics Elizabeth Djinis, Teen Vogue In an interview with Teen Vogue, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs speaks about her …

The Long Road Leading to Ketanji Brown Jackson

  Last Friday, President Joe Biden made good on a promise from the Democratic Presidential Primary that he would nominate a Black woman to the highest court in the land. To replace Justice Stephen Breyer, he chose Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court. Since the Supreme Court was established in 1789, 114 justices have served on the …

Media Round-Up: Week of March 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:   Womontown: How 12 city blocks in Kansas City became a radical enclave by and for women Hannah Bailey, NPR Kansas City Womontown founders Andrea Nedelsky and …

Why Legislative Advocacy Matters – and How to do it Effectively

  35 states have finalized their new Congressional and state legislative maps, following redistricting from the 2020 census. Redistricting is a process that happens every 10 years where every state redraws the boundaries of its Congressional and state legislative districts. Every state has a different redistricting process, with some states using maps drawn by the …

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