With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Thursday’s debate was a more muted, substantive exchange, with a focus on many of the issues disproportionately impacting the majority of the electorate: women.
“LGBTQ women are volunteers, donors, activists, and voters. We’re the engine of the progressive movement.”
So why are they still so underrepresented in government?
The gender gap measures the difference in men and women’s votes for the leading candidate.
Women make up the base of the Democratic party, and the gender gap plays a critical role in Biden’s support—especially in the battleground states.
Before and after the political conventions and into the fall, the gender gap remains stronger than ever.
In April, one in five Latinas were jobless. In November, unemployment will be on their minds.
A record 32 million Latinx people are eligible to vote this year, making them the largest racial or ethnic minority in a presidential election for the first time.
Whether focused on raising the minimum wage or ending cash bail, mandating paid family and medical leave or limiting access to abortion, state initiatives put vulnerable groups’ futures on the ballot this November. Here are some of the measures we’re watching.
As fears mount over if there will be a safe and fair election in November, various national efforts are underway to ensure election integrity and maximize voter turnout. One area of particular concern is the country’s potential shortage of poll workers. In response, new groups like the Poll Hero Project and Power the Polls are mobilizing, getting creative to fill this gap. And it seems to be working.
If women’s views now are roughly the same in November and there remains a significant gender gap, it appears they will elect the next president of the United States.
This election season, gender parity is on the ballot—and women must act.
As leaders, in every sense of the word, women activists have charged us to ensure we move forward with the promise of the 19th Amendment. Here is what they had to say in a Twitter the #WomenPowerVote chat.
Cataclysmic events over the past four years have shaped voter attitudes and preferences—and women appear to have reacted more quickly and more negatively to Trump than men have. A gender gap has emerged across most approval ratings, presidential preferences and top issues. And the disparity is only growing.
Trump’s commitment to picking a woman appears political: Trump’s administration has been criticized for being male-dominated, and his support is dwindling with women voters. That includes white women, who played a key role in his 2016 victory. Picking Amy Coney Barrett is likely an effort to bring them back into the fold.
But when it comes to winning over voters, analysts agreed the strategy appears at the very least ineffective—and potentially counterproductive.