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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
‘I don’t just want more women to run, I want them to win’
By Susan Inman, Running for office is a journey, and historically it’s a more difficult journey for women. While democracy was born thousands of years ago, in a very real sense, women are still pioneers on this frontier. Women only got the right to...
Friday, November 23, 2018
‘It’s changed me forever’: Here’s how women fueled a political shift in Mecklenburg
Tuesday’s recount that ratified the election of Democrat Rachel Hunt to the North Carolina House underscored the success not only of female candidates but of the women who helped elect them. Hunt, who defeated Republican Rep. Bill Brawley by 68...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
‘And I’m a mom.’ Candidates and voters warm to kids on the trail
PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Mikie Sherrill, Democratic candidate for Congress, had finished a radio interview and was heading toward the stage at the local library where a crowd waited for her to begin an event with the mayor and a native-son-turned-...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
‘Something has actually changed’: Women, minorities, first-time candidates drive Democratic House hopes
A flood of women, minorities and first-time candidates is poised to radically alter the composition of Congress next year after winning Democratic primaries in record numbers in 2018. White men are in the minority in the House Democratic candidate...
Monday, August 13, 2018
‘Don’t run this Year.’ The perils for republican women facing a flood of resistance
By Kate Zernike, The energy in the midterms is working against female Republican candidates who are reluctant or unable to claim any advantage to being a woman among voters. Diane Harkey, the Republican candidate for California’s 49th Congressional...
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
‘If we don’t run, then we won’t achieve.’ Why a record number of women are eyeing a run for governor.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — At a time when nearly every aspect of politics feels suffused by issues involving gender, the leading Democratic contender for Michigan governor makes a point of rarely mentioning hers. “I talk about jobs,” former state Senate...
Thursday, April 23, 2015
‘Seven’ to Bring Stories of Real-Life Heroines to Betts Theatre
Based on interviews with women who have fought for change in their home countries around the world, two versions of the acclaimed documentary play “Seven” are coming to the George Washington University next week. “Seven,” written by seven award-...