Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar will now join a mere handful of women who have won primary delegates in U.S. history—bringing the total up to seven.
The board’s “break with convention,” and their decision to back two candidates in a primary, feels less like a declaration and more like a sexist cop-out. Intended or not, having two women share the space historically reserved for one man gives those women short shrift.
American political parties have the legal right to include and enforce gender quotas for candidate recruitment and ballot inclusion—and they have a history and precedent of enforcing affirmative action rules when it comes to appointed and elected party positions. Yet the U.S. remains one of the few countries where some form of gender quotas do not exist.
Our collective inability to imagine women as viable leaders doesn’t only percolate through the fictional worlds of popular culture. It also frames consequential political debates—and elections.
Harris’ electability as a Black woman was not the problem that sank her 2020 race. Instead, doubts of that electability—whether from voters, donors, media or political elites—were an added burden to her campaign.
Black women have never been apathetic to the marginalization that their families and their communities face, to the marginalization that they face themselves. Their resolve to confront that marginalization fuels Black women’s political participation. We saw that in 2018. We’ll see it again in 2020.
Fiona Hill. Jennifer Williams. Laura Cooper. Marie Yovanovitch. The names making headlines in the Trump impeachment inquiry are largely women’s.
Carolyn Maloney was elected Chair of the House Oversight Committee, making history as the first woman to take the post.
Women’s rights were on the ballot across the nation Tuesday—and the results were a resounding endorsement of feminist policies and women’s political leadership.
With a population of 8.6 million, New York City has the chance to double the number of Americans who currently use ranked-choice voting today.