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Monday, April 12, 2021
Measuring success: Women in America's 2020 legislative elections
Executive Summary 2020 marked the historic election of Vice President Kamala Harris as the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian person to be vice president. But women’s political success in 2020 was not limited to the presidential...
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
More than 1,000 Black women urge Biden to choose more Black women for his Cabinet
(CNN) - More than 1,000 influential Black women on Monday signed an open letter to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, urging their transition team to consider -- and appoint -- more Black women to hold positions in...
Monday, November 09, 2020
Meet the women in politics who paved the way for Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris crashed through one of the highest of American glass ceilings on Saturday, becoming the first woman elected vice president of the United States. She will serve alongside President-elect Joe Biden. Harris, 55, has made a career of being...
Friday, November 06, 2020
Mixed 2020 election results show that women still face a sexist political culture
In 2020 — for the second straight election cycle and 100 years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women suffrage — the number of women running for Congress set a record and more women than ever before competed...
Monday, September 28, 2020
Meet the first woman to run for president in the US
The first woman to formally declare herself a candidate for president of the United States did not build a national campaign or make a splash in debates. In fact, when Victoria Woodhull ran for office in 1872, she could not even vote for herself....
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Men promised a woman for Ginsburg’s seat. Is that what women want?
By Sydney Ember and Rebecca R. Ruiz, In 1993, when Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court, then-Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. thanked her for saving his daughter “from having to be the second woman nominee to the Supreme Court.”...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
More women need to enter politics to ensure effective control over govt machinery
As far as abilities go, women have shown their prowess time and again. Women are not inferior to men in any field. As prime ministers, industrialists, sportspersons or doctors, they have proved their mettle in every profession. But there is a reason...
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Meet The 19th*, a new gender and politics news organization by women and for women
Four years ago, Emily Ramshaw was on maternity leave from her job as editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune. Hillary Clinton was running for president. Two questions followed Clinton. Is she electable? Is she likable? “That felt so unfairly narrowly...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Muslim women and refugees won historic victories across the US in Tuesday's elections
The 2018 midterm elections saw voters elect a record number of women to the House of Representatives, with a number of individual candidates achieving historic firsts with their victories. That trend continued in many ways on Tuesday, as women and...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Money talks: A look at female donors’ favorite presidential candidates
If you want to talk about putting your money where your mouth is, then look no further than the historic 2018 midterm election. Women donated a record amount to political candidates in the most expensive midterm race in history. And there are signs...
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Meet the 32-year-old nurse who just became the youngest black woman in the US Congress
When the 116th Congress was sworn into office on Thursday, the class made history as the most diverse group ever with a record 127 women. Among those women was 32-year-old Democrat Lauren Underwood, who etched her name in the history book as the...
Friday, January 18, 2019
Multiple women are in the 2020 race already and people are so pumped
It's perhaps more likely than ever that the next U.S. president could be a woman. Following a history-making number of female candidates joining Congress this month, women in the 2020 presidential race have broken additional records less than three...
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Michelle Ciccolo, GLPP Alumna ’91, Wins 15th Middlesex District Seat in MA House of Representatives
Michelle Ciccolo earned a Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy graduate certificate in 1991 and a Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) in 1995 at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.  In this interview with...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Meet Morgan Murtaugh, the youngest female congressional candidate
A young, female 20-something is looking to upset how things are done in Washington D.C. by defeating a long-entrenched incumbent. She’s the youngest person running for Congress in 2018. She’s not Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She’s not even a Democrat....
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Michigan’s all-female ticket may mark the start of something different
This year, Democrats in Michigan have done something unprecedented. They have selected women to be their standard-bearers for every statewide office on the November ballot: governor, U.S. senator, attorney general and secretary of state. Which is...
Monday, June 04, 2018
More women file for office, but Oklahoma’s gender gap persists
Just 35 women filed for one of the 125 Oklahoma legislative seats that were up for election in 2012. This year, there will be nearly four times as many women running for the same number of seats. And following a trend across the nation, women will...
Monday, May 08, 2017
More Massachusetts women jumping into politics
Inspired by Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, and still stunned by Donald Trump’s victory, increasing numbers of Democratic women are diving into Massachusetts politics. “The national political environment we’re in, that’s the backdrop to...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
More women exploring political careers after Trump's election
For one Chicago woman, the epiphany came just a few days after the presidential election. As Sameena Mustafa processed Donald Trump's victory and the shifting national political climate, she found it was no longer enough to vote, donate money or...

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