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Thursday, September 19, 2019
Are voters biased against women candidates?
With a record number of women in the fight for the White House, it's time to re-examine what role - if any - gender biases may play in the 2020 election. It's been a groundbreaking year for women in US politics: 1,834 women won office at the state...
Friday, September 06, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Exposes The Dark Side Of Politics In 5 Incredible Minutes
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) exposed some of the biggest flaws and loopholes in campaign finance laws this week ― and she did it in just five minutes. During a hearing, the freshman lawmaker created a game in which she pretended to be “a...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
A new poll shows how sexism and electability collide in 2020
A record number of women are running to be the next president of the United States, but Americans still don’t seem to think the country is ready for them, according to a new Daily Beast and Ipsos poll. Only 33 percent of voters surveyed believed...
Friday, May 10, 2019
Asked if a woman can win, 2020 candidates offer an easy answer: ‘I have’
RESTON, Iowa — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York had a request: Before anyone mocked her claim that she was the Democratic presidential candidate best positioned to take on President Trump, at least listen to the evidence. Ms. Gillibrand won...
Thursday, May 09, 2019
A ‘Women’s New Deal’
A trio of high-profile leaders — Cecile Richards, Alicia Garza, Ai-jen Poo — introduce Supermajority, a group that wants to guide millions of American women toward political activism. First came the 2016 presidential election, then came an avalanche...
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
America has more female lawmakers than ever — yet it still lags far behind other nations
By Adam Taylor, The United States has never had more women in Congress than it does now. As of last week, when the 116th Congress was sworn in, 23.7 percent of the 535 members of Congress are women — roughly a quarter of the Senate and 23.4 percent...
Thursday, December 06, 2018
America’s sexist obsession with what women politicians wear, explained
Ever since women started holding political office, American men have been fixated on their clothes. When she was in the Senate, Carol Moseley Braun got used to having her clothing scrutinized. She remembers one incident in particular, she told Vox...
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Americans are more comfortable with women as executives than politicians
Americans say they're more comfortable with a woman in a boardroom than in the White House, according to a recent survey by Kantar, a data and consultancy company. The findings were published on Tuesday at the Women Political Leaders Global Forum in...
Friday, November 23, 2018
Abuse and sexism: Female MPs discuss barriers to women in politics
Abuse, sexism and a lack of equality remain barriers to women looking to stand for election, according to a cross-party parliamentary panel. Dozens of MPs pulled no punches in expressing how tough it still is for women to get into parliament as they...
Friday, November 09, 2018
American women won at the ballot in record numbers. Here’s what’s next
Historic wins for women in the midterm elections drove home the interpretation that 2018 was, indeed, the “Year of the Woman.” But it remains unknown whether women’s political capital will continue to rise. The 101 women and counting who won House...
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins, becoming youngest woman ever elected to the US Congress
Progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her race for a U.S. House seat in New York’s 14th District on Tuesday, becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. The 29-year-old political newcomer made headlines nationwide in June when...
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
A list of firsts for women in this year's midterm elections
With women making up only 20 percent of Congress, there are many types of women — especially women of color — who have never been represented on Capitol Hill. The record-breaking wave of female candidates in 2018 comes with a list of firsts among...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Arizona will send a woman to the senate for the first time ever
Arizona’s Senate race turned into an all-women contest Tuesday night after voters tapped Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally to represent their respective parties in November’s general election. Both women are vying for the seat...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Millennial beats veteran Democrat
A millennial candidate has shaken up the US Democratic Party by defeating the incumbent congressman for his seat. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, defeated political veteran Joe Crowley, 56, on Tuesday night in their party's congressional primary in...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Anti-harassment panel will look for ways to promote more women in politics, Mendoza says
Democratic state Comptroller Susana Mendoza says the party’s panel on sexual harassment issues will go beyond that subject to look at ways to recruit more women to run for public office. Mendoza serves on the panel dealing with “anti-harassment and...
Monday, February 26, 2018
As midterms near, more women plunging into campaigns across the United States
Nearly a year after her hopes for the first female president were dashed, Beth Vercolio-Osmund contemplated her own political debut. Last fall, increasingly frustrated with lawmakers and the direction of politics in Washington, the 49-year-old...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
A huge 2018 story: More than 500 women are running for major office
WASHINGTON — No matter which party ultimately triumphs in the November midterm elections, here is one thing we know for sure about 2018: It will be the Year of the Woman — supercharged. “As of last week, 325 women were non-incumbent candidates for...
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
A New Landscape for Women's Political Leadership? Opportunities for Action at the State and Local Levels
The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, UMass Boston invites you to participate in the Public Conversations Series: "Women's Political Leadership and the 2016 Presidential Election...