August 16, 2016
A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University.

CAWP Staff Networking
CAWP associate director  Jean Sinzdak and program coordinator Nisa Sheikh attended the National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit in Chicago, displaying CAWP's work and participating in events of the Women's Legislative Network .  The Network's new awards program celebrates women lawmakers who make a difference. Read about the impressive inaugural honorees here . Congratulations to them, and to all the women legislators working every day to make their states better!
Stay Cool, Stay Informed
How should you keep up with women in politics online as summer winds down?  CAWP offers lots of ways to sharpen your political IQ while beating the heat.
  • To get up to speed on candidates and contests, visit our Election Watch, with lists of women running for Congress and statewide offices and links to campaign websites, as well as a summary of how the numbers shape up. 
  • Presidential Gender Watch 2016 delivers the facts, figures and compelling analysis about how gender is playing in the race for the White House - a product of collaboration between CAWP and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation.
  • History buffs can scope out our interactive Milestones for Women in American Politics and then visit (virtually) Aiming High: Women Pursuing the Presidency, a Google Cultural Institute exhibit curated by CAWP.  
  • Want to know who's talking about politics and which cable sources highlight the most women? Get the info from WhoTalks?, presented by Gender Avenger in collaboration with CAWP and the Women's Media Center.
  • And for the kids? You'll find books, films and web videos to get young folks thinking about politics and leadership on our Teach a Girl to LeadTM site. Who says summer reading is boring?
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Role Models--In Sports and Politics
The New York Times  says Simone Manuel's Olympics success may be  inspiring black kids to learn to swim. What does that have to do with politics? In the latest analysis from Presidential Gender Watch 2016 , CAWP scholar Kelly Dittmar makes the connection. 
Not With Him - Two Approaches for GOP Women
Rolling Stone reports on Republican women supporting Hillary Clinton; in contrast,
highlights those who are neither with him nor with her, but are looking past November and discussing new paths for conservative women.

The Evolution of Gender Roles in Politics
The New York Times looks at how gender assumptions have changed since 1984 when Rep. Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman on a major party ticket as vice presidential nominee.
Wal-Mart Moms Weigh In
NPR conducted a focus group with swing voters it labels Wal-Mart moms, "identified by pollsters as women predominantly between the ages of 18 and 44, who have kids under 18 living at home and who shop at Wal-Mart stores at least once a month." The story offers eight takeaway messages from their comments.
Might Clinton Have "Pink Coat Tails"?
That's the question asked by Washington Monthly, wondering whether a potential Clinton victory would bring other women along.  
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