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Breaking Barriers Often Comes with Increased Scrutiny

  When Kamala Harris was sworn in as Vice President in January 2021, people all over the world—including us— celebrated the historic moment. Although as Vice President Harris has shattered stereotypes and changed the face of politics, we also knew from our decades of research that she would be held to a different and higher …

Media Round Up: Week of June 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: State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, veteran progressive lawmaker, launches bid for Massachusetts governor Emma Platoff, Boston Globe On Wednesday, State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz launched her official campaign for governor …

Why Didn’t Women Win it for Hillary?

In 2016, the U.S. had a notable first: a female presidential nominee of one of the major parties. Yet, compared to prior Democratic nominees, women did not overwhelmingly vote for Clinton, refuting a simplistic narrative about how gender should influence politics. The conventional wisdom is that women are more likely to vote for women and …

Media Round Up: Week of June 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: Harvard professor Danielle Allen to launch historic bid for governor Emma Platoff, Boston Globe On Tuesday, Harvard University professor, political philosopher and author Danielle Allen formally announced she …

Staying Power: Strategies for Women Incumbents

Read the memo here and the Appendix here. Women incumbents face specific challenges when running for reelection. Staying Power, new research from the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, shows that voters think highly of women who own their achievement and stand up to critics. With clear, specific communication about their records, women incumbents can connect with voters and help …

Staying Power: Strategies for Women Incumbents

Women incumbents face specific challenges when running for reelection. Against the conventional wisdom to “speak softly,” Staying Power shows that voters think highly of women who own their achievements and stand up to critics. 

Media Round Up: Week of June 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: A Record Number of Women Are Gaining Traction in NYC Mayoral Race—Thanks to Ranked-Choice Voting Cynthia Richie Terrell, Ms. Magazine For the first time since its readoption in …

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