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Attorney General Maura Healey made her first campaign appearance for governor with her new running mate, Kim Driscoll, at the Worcester Public Market.LANE TURNER/GLOBE STAFF
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Primary results suggest sea change for women in Massachusetts politics
For the first time, a Massachusetts election was dominated by women candidates, who won primaries in five out of six statewide races on Tuesday — an unprecedented showing in a state that had trailed in women’s political representation. With Maura...
Journalist Ali Vitali is the author of "Electable: Why America Hasn't Put a Woman in the White House ... Yet" (Molly Roecker)
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Why don’t we see women as “electable”?
Journalist Ali Vitali covered female presidential candidates in 2020. Now she reflects on what got in their way. As coverage of the 2022 midterms continues, NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Ali Vitali is ready to see more women running for office...
Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin (Andrea Medichini, Associated Press)
Monday, August 29, 2022
Are women in politics held to an unfair standard?
SALT LAKE CITY — Women on the internet are posting videos of themselves dancing, singing and partying as a political statement. The trend began when Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin drew sharp criticism after a video of her dancing and singing...
US: Data on 2022 women candidates by race and ethnicity (CAWP)
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
US: Data on 2022 women candidates by race and ethnicity
The 2022 midterms have led to some new records for women candidates for the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and governor in various race and ethnicity groups, according to an analysis of candidate filings from CAWP. Asian American/Pacific Islander, Black,...
The exterior of the US Capitol is seen on August 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. (CNN)
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Women candidates set records in 2022 midterms as gender becomes a primary theme in national discourse, research group says
(CNN) 2022 marks a record high for women running in gubernatorial and Senate races, but the total number of women running for the House of Representatives fell slightly from previous cycles, according to an analysis by the Center for American Women...
Best practices: Promoting gender balanced appointments (RepresentWomen)
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Best practices: Promoting gender balanced appointments
To inform our own programming on advancing gender-balanced appointments and to establish a scalable, replicable, transformative model for advancing gender-balanced appointments, RepresentWomen gathered learnings from five similar initiatives around...
Gender balanced cabinets: Where we stand, why it matters (RepresentWomen)
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Gender balanced cabinets: Where we stand, why it matters
More than 100 years after women gained full citizenship rights through the 19th Amendment, women are still under-represented in government. While it is widely known that no woman has become president, it is not only the highest executive offices...
Not just sticks and stones: Psychological abuse and physical violence among U.S. state senators (Picture: Cambridge)
Friday, July 15, 2022
Not just sticks and stones: Psychological abuse and physical violence among U.S. state senators
In this study, we report results of a survey of U.S. state senators about their experiences  of psychological abuse, physical violence, and sexualized abuse and violence on the job, as well as gender differences among senators. Overall, our results...
Freshman members of the 116th Congress pose for a group photo on Capitol Hill November 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images)
Wednesday, July 06, 2022
I’m not sexist, other voters are
During the 2020 caucus cycle, I heard it a lot, the refrain of the cautious Democratic voter. I want to vote for her, but I don’t think she can win. It wasn’t, people reasoned, because they were sexist, but they worried that America was. The...
Stacey Abrams, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Georgia, speaks during a campaign event in Reynolds on June 4, 2022. Abrams faces GOP Gov. Brian Kemp in the general election in November. (CNN)
Tuesday, July 05, 2022
After year of historic political gains, Black women continue push toward governorships
(CNN)In 2018, Stacey Abrams came within 1.4 percentage points of clinching the governor's mansion in Georgia. Her stinging loss to Republican Brian Kemp is still on the hearts of many of her most fervent supporters some four years later. Though...
Women gather in front of City Hall to celebrate the first-ever female majority on New York City Council the 2021 primaries. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Friday, June 03, 2022
Are large donor networks still needed to win in a fairer election system?
Chan is a research associate at RepresentWomen with a focus on ranked-choice voting. Last fall, New York elected a majority-women city council for the first time ever. This also happened to be the first time the city used ranked-choice voting and...
Lisa Cook, KEN CEDENO (REUTERS)
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
USA: Senate confirms Lisa Cook to be the first black woman on Fed board
(CNN)-The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Lisa Cook to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, becoming the first African American woman to be a member of the panel. The final vote was 51-50 with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie. All...
USA: Women in state legislatures 2022 - CAWP
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
USA: Women in state legislatures 2022
Number and Percentage of Women in State Legislatures, 1980-2022 Current State Legislature 2,300 (1,516D, 764R, 13NP, 5Ind, 2Prg) 31.2% of 7,383 seats Since 1971, the number of women serving in state legislatures has more than quintupled. NP = non-...
Minnesota State Senate candidate Erin Maye Quade gave a speech while in active labor, April 23, 2022, in Rosemount, Minn. Good Morning America
Monday, May 02, 2022
US: State politician gives speech while in active labor, withdraws to give birth
A state politician is bringing attention to the difficulties facing expectant mothers as she went into labor during an impassioned speech to delegates at a local party convention. Minnesota state Senate candidate Erin Maye Quade was in active labor...
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu stands with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.Photographer: Allison Dinner/Bloomberg
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
US: The proportion of elected city offices held by women rose by just 3% in 2022
Female mayors account for a little more than a quarter of the 100 largest U.S. cities. The proportion of elected offices in U.S. cities held by women increased by 3% in 2022. Still, women make up less than a third of mayors, city council members and...
2022 Women in US Municipal Office
Monday, April 11, 2022
2022 Women in US municipal office
Data provided by the Center for American Women and Politics and KnowWho Data Services. Numbers include members and officers of the municipal legislative branch of incorporated cities and towns with populations over 10,000 as per the U.S. Census....
Reuters
Friday, April 08, 2022
Senate confirms Jackson as first Black woman on U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court in a milestone for the United States and a victory for President Joe Biden, who made good on a...
Renewing Democracy: A Global Partnership to end Online Harassment and Abuse
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Renewing democracy: A global partnership to end online harassment and abuse
Social media platforms and other digital technologies have given rise to new forms of gender-based violence. Online violence threatens the safety and rights of individual women, girls, and members of other marginalized groups; and undermines the...

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