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Monday, July 16, 2018
Forget suits. Show the tattoo. Female candidates are breaking the rules.
After years of being told to put on a suit and recite their résumé, women running for office are now revealing themselves in more complex ways. The guys at the union hall have just swapped out the first keg when Abby Finkenauer, Democratic candidate...
Friday, July 06, 2018
US: Married suburban women could be pivotal in the battle for Congress — but for which side?
At a McAlister's Deli, tucked in one of the miles of strip malls that line Manchester Road among the shoulder-to-shoulder suburbs of west St. Louis County, Helen McCauley and her daughter Sara didn't hesitate when asked recently about the coming...
Friday, July 06, 2018
Trump inspires more women candidates in Hawaii
Statewide, females make up 38 percent of candidates this year, compared to 32 percent in the prior election cycle. More women in Hawaii are running for office in 2018 than in the last election cycle two years ago, following a nationwide trend. In...
Thursday, July 05, 2018
US: Why young women might get more women elected
The 2018 midterm elections are shaping up to be a watershed year for women and politics. Not only are a record number of women running for political office in 2018, but many of them are running campaigns that tout the underrepresentation of women in...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Millennial beats veteran Democrat
A millennial candidate has shaken up the US Democratic Party by defeating the incumbent congressman for his seat. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, defeated political veteran Joe Crowley, 56, on Tuesday night in their party's congressional primary in...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Ruth Mandel
Framed photos of trailblazing political women line the walls and bookshelves of a second floor corner office of Ruth Mandel, co-founder of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. See here Mandel's interview with NorthJersey...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Anti-harassment panel will look for ways to promote more women in politics, Mendoza says
Democratic state Comptroller Susana Mendoza says the party’s panel on sexual harassment issues will go beyond that subject to look at ways to recruit more women to run for public office. Mendoza serves on the panel dealing with “anti-harassment and...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
'Women in Politics Night' in the Newburyport Public Library
The Greater Newburyport Women In Action Huddle has scheduled “Women in Politics Night” for June 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Newburyport Public Library program room. Candidates Jennifer Rocco-Runnion, Diana DiZoglio and Christina Eckert will...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
US: Record numbers of women are running, but how many can win?
With primary season underway and a record number of women on ballots nationwide, the question now is how many will make it to office after elections in November. The reality is that many of the women running face long odds. Of the 40 women who have...
Friday, June 08, 2018
The women running in the midterms during the Trump era
By Margaret Talbot, Four hundred and seventy-two women have entered the race for the House this year, which is a lot of women. Fifty-seven women have filed or are likely to file their candidacies for the Senate. A useful comparison is to 2012, which...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Women running for office brings necessary change to American politics
By Blessing Aghimien, From the Women’s March to the #MeToo movement, the world has seen a culture shift when it comes to women demanding respect from those in charge. Now, hundreds of women across the country are embarking on a new challenge —...
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Win or lose, Tuesday’s primaries are a big deal for women
In a year that has broken records for the number of women running for office, the primaries in eight states this week might be considered Super Tuesday for female candidates. More of them will appear on ballots for congressional and statewide...
Monday, June 04, 2018
GOP doubles female recruits for congressional races
House Republicans have doubled the number of female candidates they have recruited to run for congressional seats this year as they seek to hold their majority and counter accusations of a gender gap with Democrats. There are 103 Republican women,...
Monday, June 04, 2018
More women file for office, but Oklahoma’s gender gap persists
Just 35 women filed for one of the 125 Oklahoma legislative seats that were up for election in 2012. This year, there will be nearly four times as many women running for the same number of seats. And following a trend across the nation, women will...
Friday, June 01, 2018
US: Will 2018’s ‘pink wave’ of female candidates make it in Congress?
By Amanda Clayton and Pär Zetterberg, Articles about the “pink wave” — the record number of women who have entered midterm congressional races — are appearing regularly in top media outlets. And as this month’s primaries in Pennsylvania suggest,...
Friday, June 01, 2018
With more women running for office in US, new opportunities — and challenges — arise
The historic wave of women running for Congress and governor this year already has landed 78 women on November ballots in several states. It also has revealed an uncomfortable truth: To seize political power in a landscape still dominated by men,...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Women continuing to make headway in Georgia politics
Is this the year of the woman in Georgia politics? Based on the results of the May 22 primary election, including the local races, it may be. Politics has been a male-dominated industry in the state for centuries, with no female governors or even...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Charlotte Talks: The rise of women in politics
2018 has seen the rise of women in politics. With more women running for and holding office than in years past. For many people, 2018 is seen as a big moment for women in politics. 43 percent of the democratic nominees for the US House of...