The number of women in police has remained stagnant over the last 20 years: 13 percent, with only 3 percent serving as police chiefs. Ivonne Roman proposed a solution: change the physical fitness test and its “arbitrary fitness standards.”
Inspired by the massive Women’s March movement, encouraged by feminist organizations and energized by passionate volunteers, record numbers of women candidates—many of them first-timers—stepped forward to run for office in the midterm elections. And they won in historic numbers.
The midterms gave Democrats a lot to celebrate, but Michigan’s blue wave was in a class of its own. For the first time in 27 years, Democrats gained control of all three of the state’s top office—and for the first time ever, it was with an all-women ticket.
Many have suggested that the gender gap is becoming a gender chasm. These four facts warn us that there’s more to the story.
Crucial state ballot measures are another important reason for feminists to show up at the polls this fall.
Voters this November will go to the polls to select governors and state legislators, and determine the makeup of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The stakes for women in the midterm elections could not be higher. The outcome will determine whether the Trump administration can push forward with its agenda—or be held in […]
In 2017’s elections, women—as candidates and voters—repudiated Trump’s agenda and delivered big wins for Democrats.
In 2005, Democratic pollster Celinda Lake and Kellyanne Conway examined the lives and opinions of women voters for their book, “What Women Really Want.”
The data we have available on gender and feminism from election night show that this heartbreaking presidential election had some silver linings.
In our Winter issue, we take a look back at the election and take stock of what’s at stake under a Trump administration—and where we go from here.