December 8, 2015
A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University.

Explore the landscape with Higher Heights
Looking for a map of the current landscape of political leadership for Black women in the U.S. - across the country and across levels of office? A comprehensive new report, Voices. Votes. Leadership. The Status of Black Women in American Politics 2015 , provides an historical outline of Black women's struggle for political representation and summarizes the outlook for Black women's participation in the 2016 elections. Written by CAWP scholar Dr. Kelly Dittmar and released by the Higher Heights Leadership Fund, it stresses the need for greater engagement, recruitment, and inclusion of Black women in politics and government. Dittmar and Higher Heights co-founder and managing director Glynda Carr marked the occasion of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's 91st birthday by highlighting report findings in a HuffPost Politics blog post . Read more about the report in The Washington Post , Governing , and NBCBLK .

Join Women of Power in Trenton
Where will New Jersey's most powerful women be on Monday, February 22? At CAWP's Women of Power reception, of course. Join them as a host and support CAWP's non-partisan leadership programs for NJ women. Get all the details and sign up today; space is filling up quickly!
Head for Sundance with Candy Straight
Kudos to Candy Straight, CAWP's longtime friend, co-chair of the Republican Majority for Choice and member of the Rutgers Board of Governors. Candy is executive producer of a new film, Equity , that will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. It's about a woman leader, although not in politics: the story of a female investment banker, fighting to get a promotion at her competitive Wall Street firm, who leads a controversial tech IPO. You can learn more by liking Equity on Facebook. 

Come work at CAWP
CAWP is hiring a new, entry-level program coordinator to work with Ready to Run ®, NEW Leadership™, and other programs. Know anyone who would be a great addition to our team? Find a detailed job description here , along with instructions on how to apply through the online Rutgers HR process. Applications sent directly to CAWP cannot be accepted.


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Where will voters land?
A survey conducted by the College Republican National Committee and reported in USA Today finds that conservative Millennials favor presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, while a Fox Business story asks whether Hillary Clinton has the women's vote locked up. Intriguingly, Glamour News reveals that since FDR took office in 1933, only one President (Eisenhower) has been elected who did not have a daughter or daughters. All of this year's candidates qualify on that score except Ben Carson.
Women haven't arrived yet says women are still struggling for political representation, both locally and nationally.
Going nowhere
Progress for women in state legislatures is stalled, according to an article by Rebecca Beitsch in Stateline that includes comments from CAWP's Debbie Walsh and Kira Sanbonmatsu.


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