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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 …

Media Round Up: Week of May 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: It’s Time for a Whole-of-Government Approach to Address Period Poverty in the U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, Chelsea Vonchaz and Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, Ms. Magazine Period poverty in the United …

Lived Experience Increases the Viability of Women Candidates

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman,” once quipped the first woman Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher. That idea seems to be behind the high number of women who ran for office in 2016 and the continued increase in women running now. In cities …

The Next Generation of Asian American Pacific Islander Leaders Need Us

The light at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic tunnel is in sight. Over 50% of American adults are fully vaccinated and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released updated health and safety guidelines. Supporters say that the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 economic stimulus package promises to provide much-needed relief. …

Media Round Up: Week of May 23rd

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: There are only 8 women governors. Here’s how two plan to fix that. Barbara Rodriguez, The 19th Oregon Governor Kate Brown and New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham …

We Need Mothers in Elected Office Now More than Ever

This Sunday the country will celebrate Mother’s Day, an annual reminder to recognize the moms and mom figures in our lives. This year in particular, a day of appreciation for mothers can’t come soon enough. According to our latest Gender on the Ballot poll, the pandemic has been particularly hard on mothers, often pulling them …

Moderate Women are Making History

Here are some quick stats on the current makeup of gender in US Politics: There are currently 121 women serving in the House, 89 Democrats and 32 Republicans. Women hold 24 seats in the Senate, 16 Democrats and 8 Republicans. In four states, both senators are women: Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Washington. This Congress …

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