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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
PEW Research Center: Women and Leadership 2018
By Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Ruth Igielnik and Kim Parker, Two years after Hillary Clinton became the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party, and with a record number of women running for Congress in 2018, a...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Is the record number of women candidates a 2018 blip — or a lasting trend?
Lauren Underwood, Democratic House candidate in Illinois' 14th district, is part of a record boom of women running for office in 2018 – from Congress to governorships to state legislatures across the country. But she didn't just wake up one day and...
Friday, September 14, 2018
NYSAC fall seminar: women's leadership roundtables
The New York State Association of Counties is organizing a seminar to connect and share experiences across regions and party lines, learn from one another, support other women in government, and acquire new leadership skills. This workshop is a...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
By the numbers: women congressional candidates in 2018
All congressional primary elections other than Louisiana (which holds a jungle primary on November 6th) are now complete, giving us the opportunity to take stock of women's candidacies and put their successes into context. Note that our findings on...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Lady of the Rings: Jacinda Rules
Jacinda Ardern, one of the young, progressive leaders countering Donald Trump, talks about being only the second world leader to give birth. At first, the skies were cloudless in the Land of the Long White Cloud. When she took office last October at...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
How I learned to embrace power as a woman in Washington
By Wendy R. Sherman, In 2011, when I heard that Bill Burns was going to be named deputy secretary of state under Secretary Hillary Clinton, I called Cheryl Mills, Hillary’s chief of staff. I wanted to let her know I was interested in replacing Bill...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Meet Morgan Murtaugh, the youngest female congressional candidate
A young, female 20-something is looking to upset how things are done in Washington D.C. by defeating a long-entrenched incumbent. She’s the youngest person running for Congress in 2018. She’s not Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She’s not even a Democrat....
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
‘And I’m a mom.’ Candidates and voters warm to kids on the trail
PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Mikie Sherrill, Democratic candidate for Congress, had finished a radio interview and was heading toward the stage at the local library where a crowd waited for her to begin an event with the mayor and a native-son-turned-...
Friday, September 07, 2018
US: 2018 is the year of the woman on the ballot
By Brooke Baldwin, Cara McClure explains her decision this way. "I wasn't planning on running, and then I woke up that morning feeling guilty ... because I have so much to offer." McClure once battled homelessness as a single mother. But her...
Thursday, September 06, 2018
In 2018, black women like Ayanna Pressley are fighting for political power — and winning
Ayanna Pressley pulled off an unexpected victory on Tuesday in the Democratic congressional primary in Massachusetts’s Seventh District, beating 10-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano with 59 percent of the vote. Barring a last-minute write-in...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Will toxic politics stem the surge in women candidates?
When Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election, it sparked a surge of female candidates. According to Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics, nearly 500 women initially filed to run for the U.S. House of Representatives, 54 filed...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Politics is a ‘rough and tough game’, but women are more than cut out for it
Early this week, Victorian MP Julia Banks announced that she would not contest her seat at the next election and would be leaving Parliament citing last week’s dramatic leadership spill as “the final straw”. Banks, a supporter of former Prime...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Video: The year of the woman in politics
A record-breaking number of women are running for office in 2018. CNN's Brooke Baldwin hits the trail with some of the women looking to make history, gaining unprecedented access and behind-the-scenes coverage of a historical election cycle. Click...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Cynthia Nixon asked to turn down the AC. It isn’t silly. It’s symbolic
On Tuesday, New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon made a request that seemed both trivial and audacious. For an upcoming Democratic primary debate with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, she wanted the thermostat set to 76 degrees. It was the kind of news...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Nevada women on path to break major political barrier
Lesia Romanov, the assistant principal at an at-risk elementary school on the outskirts of town, is running for the Nevada state assembly against a brothel owner and self-proclaimed pimp, Dennis Hof. The paradox could not be greater. And for women...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Arizona will send a woman to the senate for the first time ever
Arizona’s Senate race turned into an all-women contest Tuesday night after voters tapped Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally to represent their respective parties in November’s general election. Both women are vying for the seat...
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
For female candidates, harassment and threats come every day
Four days before the 2016 congressional primary in her Northern California district, Erin Schrode woke up to tens of thousands of messages. They were everywhere: in her email, on her cellphone, on her Facebook and her Twitter and her Instagram. “All...
Friday, August 24, 2018
How the next generation of women lawmakers can change America
In this crazy, politically volatile year, there’s been plenty to worry about. But amongst all the trouble, there’s a sign of hope: more women have won major party nominations in 2018 than ever before. The year and a half since Trump’s nomination has...