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(L-R) Kathy Barnette, Andrea Campbell and Maya Wiley are all expected to run in the 2022 midterms.AP / Getty file
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Black women will be a force to be reckoned with in the 2022 midterm elections
More Black women ran in the 2020 cycle than ever before, and advocates expect 2022 will break that record. The 2022 midterms are just barely starting to ramp up, but Black women political leaders and organizations are already laser-focused on...
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to reporters as he holds his first formal news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Friday, April 16, 2021
Women dominate Biden's first slate of judicial nominees
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden released his first slate of 11 federal judicial nominations on Tuesday, nine of them women of diverse backgrounds including several Black candidates and an Asian American. “This trailblazing slate of...
Monday, December 14, 2020
Why aren’t there even more women political leaders?
By Naomi Cahn, The 2020 election set numerous records with respect to women’s election to federal office:  the first woman – and the first woman of color — has been elected to national office as vice-president, a record number of women were elected...
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Kamala Harris's impact on women in politics
The historic victory of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has underscored the expanding opportunities for women in politics, from running to office to helping others run. The 2020 election inspired record numbers of voters to cast their ballots...
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
“The first woman in this office, but not the last”: Four ways to empower a new generation of women political leaders
By Lucina Di-Meco,   Women politicians make for more equal and caring societies, and that their increased representation in office improves health, education and welfare outcomes for the entire population. So how can we foster the next generation of...
Friday, November 06, 2020
Mauree Turner is the first nonbinary state legislator and first Muslim Oklahoma lawmaker
Mauree Turner won her race for Oklahoma state House for District 88 on Tuesday, becoming the first nonbinary state legislator in US history and first Muslim lawmaker in Oklahoma. Turner, 27, defeated Republican candidate Kelly Barlean to represent...
Friday, November 06, 2020
Breaking down the influence of women in politics
In this election, women made up an important voting bloc and the door is slowly opening as more women run for office. To talk about the influence of women in politics, KUNR’s Natalie Van Hoozer spoke to Dr. Christina Ladam, a political science...
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
New Mexico elects its first all women of color House delegation
New Mexico made history by electing its first U.S. House delegation made up of all women of color, the result of three races with women running in both major parties. Democrat Deb Haaland, one of the first Native American women in Congress, was...
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...

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