July 15, 2014
A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University

This week, we celebrate the anniversary of the Seneca Falls Conference of 1848 and the document it produced, the
Declaration of Sentiments.  To mark that moment when American women first spoke out about the radical idea of woman suffrage, we offer a new Closer Look, The Gender Gap: Gender Differences in Vote Choice and Political Orientations. The report highlights what we know about gender gaps and asks key questions about potential gender differences in voting in 2014. CAWP will be tracking polling and election data throughout the election cycle to answer these questions. Before then, take a few minutes to review our newly-updated fact sheets on gender differences in voter turnout, voting patterns of young men and women, and gender gaps in voting choices, party identification, and  presidential performance ratings. 

(Today's news ...as anticipated by statements in the Declaration of Sentiments)

He has never permitted her to exercise her inalienable right to the elective franchise - and in some states, women are still struggling to win elective offices

The Oklahoma Gazette recounts the challenges facing Oklahoma women who run for the state legislature. 


He has compelled her to submit to laws, in the formation of which she had no voice - in 1848 and still in 2014

The Washington Post  uses CAWP data to show how poorly represented women are, even today.


Having deprived her of this first right of a citizen, the elective franchise, thereby leaving her without representation in the halls of legislation, he has oppressed her on all sides - which is why she should have a voice!

And here, according to Wall Street Cheat Sheet, is why we need more women in Congress.


He has monopolized nearly all the profitable employments - but not in Steny Hoyer's office

Politico reports that women hold many of the senior positions on the House minority whip's staff.


He closes against her all the avenues to wealth and distinction, which he considers most honorable to himself - but once they're less desirable, she can have 'em!

The Huffington Post considers the concept of a "glass cliff" - that women and people of color get their chance at leadership positions only in times of crisis.


He has endeavored, in every way that he could to destroy her confidence in her own powers, to lessen her self-respect... - but Tulsi Gabbard won't be deterred

The congresswoman from Hawaii joins the hardcore boys for a tough workout, says Slate



... and to make her willing to lead a dependent and abject life - but Lucy Flores overcame early struggles

And today the Nevada Latina is a rising star in Democratic politics, according to MSNBC.


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