August 30, 2016
A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University.

On Sunday, August 28, CAWP joined several women's organizations for a "Sunday Brunch" on Twitter organized by Higher Heights for America. Building on Boston City Councilwoman Ayanna Presley's re-imagining of the US Senate with 100 Black women, the conversation addressed opportunities to elect more Black women at every level. Catch up with the conversation at #BlackWomenLead. And see what CAWP scholar Kelly Dittmar found about the status of Black women in American politics in the report she wrote in collaboration with Higher Heights. 
Organizing While 70+

Longtime activist Gina Glantz wasn't exactly the retiring type. So as she approached the age when some might take that route, she created Gender Avenger  to call out program organizers who don't include women. Then she partnered with CAWP and the Women's Media Center to start Who Talks?, insisting that women analysts be at the table on cable TV news programs. Now Glantz has penned an article for The Washington Post's Health & Science, explaining the advantages of being an advanced (in age  and otherwise) organizer.  
What Did You Do on Women's Equality Day?

At CAWP, we celebrated August 26 with new graphics highlighting history-making political women. Check them out here,  here, here and here . Women's Equality Day marks the date when the US Secretary of State proclaimed the 19th amendment to be in effect, the culmination of women's decades-long struggle for suffrage. 
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History in the Making
Time explains why Donald Trump appointed Kellyanne Conway as his campaign manager, the first GOP woman to hold that title in a presidential race. And Cosmopolitan 
highlights 19 women whose election to Congress would make history -- firsts in a variety of categories. 
History Already Made
On the occasion of the end of State Rep. Phyllis Kahn's 44-year career in the statehouse,   MinnPost offers a brief history of women who have served in the Minnesota legislature. The New Yorker looks back at Jeannette Rankin of Montana, the first woman to serve in Congress; turns out there's much more to her intriguing story than that she was a suffragist and a pacifist who voted against US entry into both World Wars. 

 And What Lies Ahead? 
The Atlantic weighs in twice,  forecasting a new age of public misogyny  if Hillary Clinton is elected president and   asking whether electing more women would fix Congress. The Pew Research Center contemplates whether women still face obstacles to progress; turns out that men and women answer the question differently. 
Will the Next President be a Lady?
Motto examines the language question that would accompany the first non-male  president: when and why might we use woman, lady, female or even girl? 
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