March 20, 2018
A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University.
How Gender is Shaping the 2018 Midterms
In a new piece for The Hill, Barbara Lee, founder and president of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, and CAWP director Debbie Walsh discuss the many ways in which gender will shape this year's election. Both organizations have partnered on Gender Watch 2018, a project to track, analyze, and illuminate gender dynamics in election 2018. Read the article and sign up for the Gender Watch 2018 newsletter for expert analyses through November.
Don't miss today's Primary Outlook: Women Candidates in Illinois
Learn more about the Primary Results for Women in Texas
CAWP is Proud to Partner with POLITICO
Be sure to check out The WOMEN RULE Candidate Tracker powered by CAWP data. POLITICO is tracking how women's political representation is changing - or isn't changing - in the 2018 midterm elections.
Mississippi Finally Sends a Woman to Washington!
If things go as expected, Mississippi will finally have a woman in its congressional delegation. Governor Phil Bryant is poised to appoint Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to fill Senator Thad Cochran's seat. Senator Cochran is resigning for health reasons. This leaves Vermont as the only state that has never sent a woman to the US House or Senate. Read more in this piece in Roll Call.

Ready to Run® New Jersey Held March 9-10 at Rutgers-New Brunswick
More than 200 women from every county in the Garden State participated in this year's training. Pre-conference programs for women of color drew record participation! Highlights included: inspirational keynotes by Former NY City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and US Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman, and sessions on What Women Candidates Need to Know, Navigating Political Parties, Fundraising, Digital Strategies, Conquering the Camera, and more!
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  The Nancy Pelosi Problem "The first female speaker of the House has become the most effective congressional leader of modern times-and, not coincidentally, the most vilified," writes Peter Beinart in The Atlantic .
'Still a man's domain': Latinas face hurdles in politics despite making strides reports Stephen A. Nuño at NBC News.
The Democrat and Chronicle reports the sad news that  Rep. Louise Slaughter dies at 88: A 'giant' and trailblazer for women
Black women candidates for Congress say they're reclaiming their time reports Deborah Barfield Berry in USA TODAY.
Emma Margolin reports on How a New Wave of Female Candidates Is Training to Fight the Trolls in POLITICOMAGAZINE.
NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben offers a dose of reality with The Wave Of Female Candidates Is Set For A Wave Of Losses, Come November
Women in Public Service Project and POLITICO convened experts, strategists, and pollsters to decode the complex factors that influence women's pathways to leadership and what this could mean for the U.S. midterm elections in November. Watch the video Setting the Stage for 2018: Will Women Move the Needle in the U.S. Midterm Elections?
A new poll shows how younger women could help drive a Democratic wave in 2018

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