In the 116th Congress, women will hold at least 23.4 percent of all seats, up from 20 percent in 2018. That isn’t enough.
We asked experts on gender, race and politics to weigh in on the 2018 election results, sharing their reactions to what happened and insights and analyses from research, practice and personal sentiments.
Latina and Latino voters could play a decisive role in more than two dozen House races around the country.
Many have suggested that the gender gap is becoming a gender chasm. These four facts warn us that there’s more to the story.
There has been an intense focus on gender in the 2018 midterms. How will it affect female voters in November?
Will running on such gender equality platforms be helpful for Democratic candidates more generally—and women candidates, more specifically—come November?
While allegations of inappropriate behavior and inaction to punish it have forced resignations and derailed campaigns in the past 18 months, voters’ intolerance for misogynist behavior and beliefs is far from universal.
David Ermold and Beth Monaghan were two candidates who singled out perceived bigots and used queer identity to fight back. They didn’t win their races—but their campaigns were not without victories.
The diversity of approaches by women and men in this year’s elections all inevitably expand or enforce notions of masculinity and femininity—and what are deemed appropriate credentials for officeholding.
Alabama’s surge in Black women running as candidates for public office is not an “out of the blue” phenomenon, nor is it reactionary politics.