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Hala S. Ayala, left, is the Democratic pick for Virginia lieutenant governor and Winsome E. Sears is the Republican nominee. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Regardless of outcome, Virginia lieutenant governor’s race will make history
No matter which party prevails in Virginia’s elections in November, the result of the lieutenant governor’s race will be the same in one way: A woman of color will hold a statewide office in the commonwealth for the first time in history. That...
Friday, November 06, 2020
Record number of women to serve in the 117th U.S. Congress
At least 131 women are set to serve in the U.S. Congress in 2021, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. The count surpasses the previous record of 127 women,...
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Revisiting the Obama effect
On Aug. 11, 2020, democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.  Senator Harris is the first black woman and first Asian American person to be on a major party’s presidential ticket. In a...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Representation Matters: Women in the U.S. Congress
The importance of having women serving in Congress is still not fully appreciated or understood. In order to document women’s contributions to governing and understand how women are navigating the contemporary environment of party polarization, the...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Ruth Mandel
Framed photos of trailblazing political women line the walls and bookshelves of a second floor corner office of Ruth Mandel, co-founder of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. See here Mandel's interview with NorthJersey...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Running Start's Young Women’s Political Leadership Program
Running Start’s flagship program introduces high school girls to the power of political leadership. It includes workshops led by experts about public speaking, networking, fundraising, on-camera media training, and advocacy. Women candidates and...
Monday, August 07, 2017
Report on Black Women in American Politics in 2017
Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University, “Black Women in American Politics: 2017 Status Update is an analysis of the 2016 election and highlights the key wins for women of color...
Monday, June 19, 2017
Ready to Run seminar educates women interested in politics
Politically minded women and those looking to get more involved in politics met Saturday morning to talk campaigns, running for office and how to support those who share similar views. The seminar was titled Ready to Run, and was sponsored by The...
Friday, February 03, 2017
Ready to Run™ Philadelphia
Ready to Run™ Pennsylvania provides bi-partisan political training to encourage women to run for government leadership positions. The day-long program targets women considering or recently deciding to run for political office, providing training and...
Friday, February 03, 2017
Ready to Run™ Pittsburgh
Ready to Run™ Pennsylvania provides bi-partisan political training to encourage women to run for government leadership positions. The day-long program targets women considering or recently deciding to run for political office, providing training and...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Running Start Job Opening: Staff Assistant
Running Start, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization training young women to run for political office, is calling for applications to fill the position of Staff Assistant in Washington, DC. Join Running Start’s small, dynamic team to train young...
Monday, December 16, 2013
Running for Office Candidate Training
 The Political Institute for Women's mission is to politically engage, educate and empower every woman. The Institute trains women to run for elected office, pursue careers in politics and be vocal, effective advocates in their community. We offer...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Rethinking the role of women in politics
What is the appropriate role of women in political life? Are women fundamentally different than men? How does “femininity” qualify or disqualify women from political participation? These questions have been debated for millennia, going back to Plato...
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Rice to Replace Donilon in the Top National Security Post, USA
  In a major shakeup of President Obama’s foreign-policy inner circle, Tom Donilon, the national security adviser, is resigning and will be replaced by Susan E. Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations, White House officials said late...
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Running Start
Running Start is an organization that brings young women to politics so that they are knowledgeable about the process, invested in the outcome, and interested in participating as elected leaders.
Monday, May 07, 2007
Race and Gender in American State Legislatures
Wendy Smooth, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies, Ohio State University, speaker; commentator Kerry Haynie, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Co-director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social...