The 2018 election delivered key points of progress that will shape the terrain that candidates are navigating in 2020 and beyond, and it left those of us committed to more equitable political institutions with a reminder that we have unfinished business left to address.
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.”
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.