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Monday, September 14, 2020
Lawmaker who brought her newborn to the California statehouse joins other elected women challenging outdated notions around parenthood
Buffy Wicks held her newborn as she stood to speak on the floor of the California State Assembly. “Please, please, please pass this bill,” said the masked lawmaker during a short speech on housing legislation, her 1-month-old growing increasingly...
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Kamala Harris named by Joe Biden as his VP pick
Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris, the prominent senator from California whose political career has included many barrier-breaking moments, as his running mate, his campaign announced on Tuesday. The decision comes more than a year after Harris,...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
More black women are running for Congress than ever before
122 black, or multi-racial black women have run in this year´s congressional elections, in America. At the end of the primary season, nearly 60 Black women remain in the running. According to the Center of Women and Politics and Higher Heights for...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s response to Rep. Ted Yoho hits home for many other women in politics and business
On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took to the House floor to deliver a powerful response to Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla) after he aggressively confronted her outside the Capitol, then delivered a non-apology defending his own behavior....
Friday, July 24, 2020
100 years on, politics is where the U.S. lags most on gender equality
A century on from women winning the right to vote in the U.S., our nation has made huge progress on many fronts. But plenty more is needed—and above all in the political sphere. The U.S. compares badly to most other countries in the world in terms...
Friday, July 24, 2020
‘I Am Someone’s Daughter, Too’: Ocasio-Cortez, House Democrats Call Out ‘Culture’ Of Sexism In Congress
Over a dozen House Democrats, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), took to the House floor on Thursday to call out a “culture” of sexism in Congress following an incident in which Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) was overheard calling Ocasio-Cortez...
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
The politics of pantsuits. Teen grapples with unwritten dress code for women in leadership
For the first time in United States history, the country saw six women run for president in the 2020 election. Unlike the male candidates, the women were asked about their fashion choices. What women candidates wear plays a huge role in whether...
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
‘It’s more than a seat at the table’
By Jennifer Medina, Senator Kamala Harris used to call it the “donkey in the room” — the (occasionally whispered) notion that she could not be the Democratic presidential nominee because it was inconceivable that she, a black woman, could win over a...
Friday, June 19, 2020
Lady Astor returns from America – The Guardian archive, 1922
Lady Astor and Lord Astor returned to London from their American trip this evening. They had not come straight to London, but had gone first to Cleveden to see their children at their home at Taplow. This afternoon they went to see Lord Astor’s...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
First lady announces youth art project on women's suffrage
Melania Trump wants to use art to help children learn about women's suffrage. The first lady on Monday announced a youth art project to coincide with the ratification nearly 100 years ago of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Black women mayors healing and leading their communities
In the weeks following George Floyd’s murder, communities around the U.S. have collectively mourned the killing of another African American at the hands of police officers. In the midst of widespread civil unrest, black women mayors have taken the...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
US: Could coronavirus response affect women’s votes?
Deborah Bosner was gobsmacked the first time she tuned into Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s near-daily coronavirus briefings and heard his health director, Dr. Amy Acton, speak. The Upper Arlington business owner spent 13 years working for Battelle and said...
Friday, June 05, 2020
US: New PAC focuses on increasing number of women elected to office in Wyoming
As election season gets underway in Wyoming, several top women in state politics announced this week they would be launching a nonpartisan political action committee tasked with promoting women seeking elected office. The Cowgirl Run Fund, which...
Friday, June 05, 2020
Ella Jones elected first black mayor of Ferguson
Voters in Ferguson, Mo., made history Tuesday by electing Ella Jones as the city's first black mayor. The election took place as protesters filled the streets of many U.S. cities, rallying against systemic racism and police brutality faced by many...
Friday, June 05, 2020
Historic wins for women of color as nation protests systemic racism
As the nation remained gripped by widespread protests against police brutality and systemic racism, black and Hispanic women won elections in multiple states on Tuesday while Representative Steve King, a nine-term congressman with a long history of...
Friday, May 15, 2020
A record number of women have filed to run for House seats in 2020
A record 490 women have filed to run for U.S. House seats in 2020, surpassing the previous record of 476 set in 2018, according to new data from the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University. That figure includes a record...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
With no hands to shake, Hochul rules the airwaves
While Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily press briefings have captivated millions across the country, many upstate residents probably have heard more from Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul lately. Hochul has often served as a booster for Cuomo’s agenda, a trusted voice...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Women make political history in Louisiana, but men still make up the majority
For the first time in U.S. history six women stood on a national platform campaigning to become our next president. That momentum of women wanting to take on political roles continued in Louisiana. Last November election, 26 women were elected to...

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