Conservative pundits and Republican officials predicted that Democrats who took a stand against the Supreme Court nominee would be punished at the polls. This take is dramatically flawed—and we have the polling to show it.
New political research from Tufts University prove that efforts to organize and mobilize voters on college campuses are working—and that their impact could shape the 2020 election results.
Elections this fall in Virginia and Louisiana may provide the answer.
The Majority Rules will be the rallying cry for millions of women and will anchor Supermajority and Supermajority Education Fund’s work to inform and engage women this year and next.
If there hadn’t been three female presidential candidates on stage, women in America would have been invisible last night—but instead, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar elegantly demonstrated how to talk about feminism when no one’s asking.
As painful as it is to reckon with, we must now—after El Paso, after “send them back,” after Charlottesville and the astronomical rise in hate crimes—abandon the fantasy of benign voters led to the polls by the pull of the personal pocketbook.
The 2018 midterms demonstrated that when women run, we all win. This is something to celebrate today—and to repeat in 2020, on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
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.