With only two questions asked about women’s rights in the first debates, Mothering Justice wanted to ensure the voices of mothers and women of color were heard the second time around. “If they are going to ask for our vote,” Danielle Atkinson, founding director, declared at a pre-debate panel, “they are going to have to answer our questions.”
Moms want a tax code, budget and set of fiscal policies that allow their families, communities, businesses and economy to thrive. Candidates running down the ballot in 2020 should take note—and remember that we all do better when moms and women do better.
Are women “likable?” According to the polls, voters don’t think so, even though former advisors to Elizabeth Warren are doing their best convince us that she is “warm and affectionate.” But the real question is why “grabbing a beer” with a candidate is still the yardstick used to measure their potential—and why female candidates are (still) unfairly suffering from it.
When media outlets treat women politicians as women first, and politicians second, they are feeding into an already sexist culture where many voters believe that men make better politicians than women.
In the midst of ongoing, and escalating, attacks on reproductive justice across the country, abortion finally became an issue of (primary) debate.
New analysis of the gender and racial diversity of moderators and topics in 132 presidential debates and town halls between 1996 and 2016 revealed that such public political stages remain overwhelmingly white and male.
After the 2016 election, Andrea Yagher started pre-registering voters. Two years later, she’s a leader in the growing movement to expand Generation Z’s political impact and engagement.