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4th of July: a celebration and a reminder

  4th of July is a day of celebration, but it’s also an important reminder of the service and sacrifice of those who have served in the armed forces. We’re here to remind you of all of the brave women who served and continued their careers of public service in Congress. Spoiler alert: they’re all …

So you lost an election? Here’s what to do next.

You can read the complete Barbara Lee Family Foundation research memo, Relaunch: Resilience and Rebuilding for Women Candidates After an Electoral Loss here.  The 2018 midterm elections saw more women run for elected office than any other time in U.S. history. While that meant that a record number of women would win their elections, it …

Chisholm 50 #BlackWomenLead Summer Reading list

This post originally appeared on the Higher Heights website. In time for summer reading, Higher Heights is proud to present our Chisholm 50 #BlackWomenLead Summer Reading list. We are honored and excited to highlight dynamic Black women authors, who in the spirit of Shirley Chisholm– are truth tellers and have written stories to illuminate larger …

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: The Women Who Helped Make It Happen

Photograph: Pauli Murray, Florence Price Dwyer On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, and national origin and changing the lives of millions of Americans. When reading about the passage of the Civil Rights Act, you’ll see a lot about the men …

Female candidates make history, waves in debate

Boston Globe | Stephanie Ebbert There was no Lazio moment. No woman was dubbed “nasty” or “likable enough,” at least while the mics were still hot. The first presidential debate to feature multiple female candidates was notable for its lack of gendered gaffes, as well as the breakout performances of Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris. …

Media Round Up: June Debate Edition

  Happy Friday! Welcome to our first Media Round Up. Each week we’ll be collecting and sharing our favorite gender + politics stories from the week. Today’s round-up is, of course, a debate edition. There were SO many fascinating reads on gender dynamics on the debate stage, these are the ones that caught our eye. …

Gender on the Debate Stage: Night 2 Numbers

  For the full recap and questions list from night 1, head here.   The first round of democratic primary debates is officially complete! On night one, we saw 58 total questions posed to the candidates, 38% of which were directed at the three women on the stage. Last night was a slightly different story. …

Debate Night 2: What We Saw

  It’s official: the number of women who have ever appeared on a presidential debate stage more than doubled in the last two nights. Even with multiple women on the debate stage each night, gender dynamics were at play. The Barbara Lee Family Foundation has studied the obstacles and opportunities women face when running for …

Gender on the Debate Stage: Night 1 Numbers

  Last night, 58 questions were directed at the candidates on the debate stage. 22 of those questions were posed to the three women candidates, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and Tulsi Gabbard. In the past, women have largely been ignored on the debate stage. Last night’s more balanced split of questions was historic, and shows …

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