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Democratic nominee for Ohio Governor Nan Whaley SAM GREENE/THE ENQUIRER
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Democrat Nan Whaley makes Ohio history as first woman nominated to run for governor
Democrat Nan Whaley broke a political glass ceiling Tuesday when she became the first woman in Ohio history to win a major party nomination to run for governor. "This is a historic moment for the Democratic Party and for all of Ohio," said Whaley. "...
Karine Jean-Pierre to become White House press secretary, the first black and out LGBTQ person in the role - CNN
Monday, May 09, 2022
Karine Jean-Pierre to become White House press secretary, the first black and out LGBTQ person in the role
(CNN) Karine Jean-Pierre will become the new White House press secretary when Jen Psaki departs her role next week, President Joe Biden announced in a statement Thursday, becoming the first Black and out LGBTQ person to hold the position. Jean-...
Shared hurdles: How political races change when two women compete (2022) - Barbara Lee Foundation
Monday, May 09, 2022
Shared hurdles: How political races change when two women compete (2022)
With more and more women running for office, races between women candidates will become the norm — not a novelty. Shared Hurdles reveals how candidates’ race, political party, and gender interact to influence voter opinion when more than one woman...
Sen. Dianne Feinstein arrives to the senate carriage entrance of the Capitol in April 2021. (TOM WILLIAMS/CQ-ROLL CALL/GETTY IMAGES)
Thursday, April 28, 2022
US: Why retiring from politics is more complicated for women
Women in politics, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, face unique challenges when it comes to aging and family life. Over the past couple of years, there has been a stream of reporting and rumors about the mental capacity of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who...
Meet women and politics expert, Mona Lena Krook - Bentley University
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Meet women and politics expert, Mona Lena Krook
Mona Lena Krook is professor or political science and Chair of the Women & Politics Ph.D Program at Rutgers University. She has published widely on gender and political representation, particularly on electoral gender quotas and the impact of...
Madeleine Albright, who died of cancer at the age of 84, was nominated by president Bill Clinton to be the top US diplomat Brendan Smialowski AFP/File
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Madeleine Albright, first female US secretary of state, dies at 84
Madeleine Albright, who came to the United States as a child refugee and rose to be the first female secretary of state, shaping American foreign policy at the end of the 20th century, has died at the age of 84. Tapped by then president Bill Clinton...
Threats, vitriol aimed at women in positions of power
Friday, March 11, 2022
Threats, vitriol aimed at women in positions of power
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was one of the more high-profile targets of political violence when prosecutors say a group of men who were angry about restrictions imposed because of the pandemic plotted to kidnap the Democrat and hold a “trial”...
USA: New LGBTQ Gallup data reveals enormous gaps in political representation - Victory Institute
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
USA: New LGBTQ Gallup data reveals enormous gaps in political representation
New Gallup polling data shows 7.1 percent of the U.S. population identifies as LGBTQ – up from 5.6 percent in 2020. The new data, released yesterday, further reveals the enormous gap in LGBTQ elected representation in the U.S., where just 0.2...
Monday, February 28, 2022
‘The bench is loaded’: A record number of Latinas are running for US governor
At least a thousand men have been governor of a U.S. state; just 45 women have, and only two of them Latinas. This year, their presence on primary ballots is making a difference. When Annette Taddeo ran for an open Florida Senate seat in 2017, the...
Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to become first black woman on supreme court - The Guardian
Monday, February 28, 2022
Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to become first black woman on supreme court
Joe Biden on Friday nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the supreme court, seeking to elevate a Black woman to the nation’s highest court for the first time in its 232-year history. Biden’s decision to nominate Jackson to succeed Justice...
The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life is pictured next to Jumbo on Feb. 8. Cora Hartmann / The Tufts Daily - Circule
Friday, February 25, 2022
Young women of color continue to lead civic and political engagement
Our 2020 data showed that young Asian women, young Black women, and young Latinas were more likely to talk politics, participate in elections, and fight racism. In recent years, as youth have increased their civic and political participation both in...
Running for office is still for men—some data on the “Ambition Gap” - Brookings
Friday, February 18, 2022
Running for office is still for men—some data on the Ambition Gap
As the 2022 midterm election season gets underway, speculation is already mounting that it’s going to be another banner year for female candidates. Early reports suggest that Black women and Republican women are especially poised to make historic...
Biden appointing more black women judges than any other president
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Biden appointing more black women judges than any other president
The White House says adding more diverse judges to the federal courts remains a priority for the president. Ebony M. Scott on Monday became the twelfth Black woman confirmed to a seat on the federal court under President Biden, continuing his pledge...
USA: Are minority and women candidates penalized by party politics? Race, gender, and access to party support - Sage Journals
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
USA: Are minority and women candidates penalized by party politics? Race, gender, and access to party support
Racial/ethnic minorities and women continue to be underrepresented in public office in the United States. Here, we evaluate the role of general election political party support for women and minorities in structuring these inequalities, as a key...
USA: The contingent effects of sexism in primary elections - Sage Journals
Monday, February 14, 2022
USA: The contingent effects of sexism in primary elections
Although the landscape for female candidates in U.S. politics has improved, research continues to find that many voters possess sexist attitudes. We rely on a standard political communication framework to help reconcile sexism in the electorate with...
Demonstrators march during a Freedom Ride for Voting Rights rally in Washington on June 26, 2021.Stefani Reynolds / Bloomberg via Getty Images file
Wednesday, February 09, 2022
“USA”: 2022 midterm election coverage shouldn't repeat this mistake when it comes to women
By Amanda Brown Lierman By many accounts, the 2022 midterm elections will be the first “referendum” on Democrats after more than a year of fighting to fulfill President Biden’s agenda. Key issues will flip-flop, polling will be variable and turnout...
Black women are taking control of the narrative: the road ahead as Biden commits to historic Supreme Court nomination - Copyright: CNN
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Black women are taking control of the narrative: the road ahead as Biden commits to historic Supreme Court nomination
More than 100 influential Black women leaders thanked President Joe Biden in a letter for honoring his promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court, who if confirmed, would be the first to ever sit on the bench. The letter, delivered to...
Biden's first year: A mirage of gender parity  - © Washington Post/Pool/ The Hill
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Biden's first year: A mirage of gender parity
Joseph Robinette Biden stood before America answering questions for nearly two hours the day before his one-year anniversary of becoming president. The press lobbed question after question on Russia, the pandemic, the economy, voting rights and even...

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