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 …

#DemDebate: Top Tweets

  Ten of the Democratic candidates for President faced off last night in the first debate of the 2020 cycle and the Internet had a lot to say. We rounded up some of our favorite tweets. It’s wonderful to see so many women onstage. To have no one candidate be “the woman.” — Emily Nussbaum …

Debate Night 1: What We Saw & What We’re Watching For

  Last night was the first night there has ever been more than one woman on the presidential debate stage. A gender barrier was broken, but that doesn’t mean gender dynamics weren’t at play. The Barbara Lee Family Foundation has studied the obstacles and opportunities women face when running for office for the past 20 …

Fast Facts: Women Moderators and Presidential Debates

  Ahead of the first Democratic debates of the 2020 presidential race, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced that it will require each debate to include at least one female moderator. The DNC said the policy was intended to make the debate process as diverse and inclusive as possible, reflective of seeing a record number …

Who gets to be a guest on local TV political shows?

Marie Aberger, Founding Partner at Be Clear When viewers turn on a local TV political show, they’re twice as likely to hear a man’s views as they are a woman’s views. In 2016, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to secure a major party Presidential nomination. In the 2018 midterm elections, more women were elected …

She Votes. She Leads.

The historic number of women elected in the fall has left women voters feeling energized and hopeful that these new representatives will begin to make progress on the issues that matter to them.

Keys to Elected Office: The Essential Guide for Women

Keys to Elected Office offers the most direct, must-know advice BLFF has gleaned for women elected officials and candidates, and this 20th Anniversary Edition is a new, concise look at what it takes for a woman to run and succeed.

Relaunch: Resilience and Rebuilding for Women Candidates After an Electoral Loss

This research shows that voters think women who have lost their elections are still qualified and likeable, and that losing an election can be a good moment for a powerful launch of a woman candidate’s next campaign.

#MeToo: An Issue that Transcends Party

For women candidates especially, there may be a gendered expectation that they are out front on this subject and, for some, shining a light on sexual harassment may be a personal priority.

The Trump Effect

Is Donald Trump’s ascension to the presidency really pushing women everywhere to throw their hats into the political ring? Is Donald Trump such a shock to the political system that he’s able to spark the kind of political activism and ambition that previous political candidates and major political events simply could not?

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