A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University.
Election 2017 in the Books
Newly elected women include (top row) Sheila Oliver (NJ lt. gov.); Danica Roem (VA and Kathy Tran (VA Delegates); (bottom row) Hala Ayala (VA Delegate); Jenny Durkan (Seattle mayor); Vi Lyles (Charlotte mayor); Elizabeth Guzman (VA Delegate)
Were you inspired by the women who went for it in the 2017 elections -- and won? Maybe it's time for you to think about throwing your hat in the ring, or at least getting more engaged in politics in your community. The first step? Sign up for Ready to Run® New Jersey, CAWP's bi-partisan campaign training for women who want to run for office, work on campaigns, get appointed to office, or learn more about the political system. You will learn:
Practical "how-tos" for candidates
Real world advice and best practices from the experts
Strategies for positioning yourself for public leadership
The ins and outs of New Jersey politics
Campaigning in a digital age
There are two tracks to meet your needs:
Track 1: I'm Ready to Run, Now What? for women planning to run for office immediately.
Track 2: I'm Not Ready to Run Yet, But...for women who want to learn more about different ways to get involved in politics or position themselves for public leadership.
There are also three pre-program Diversity Initiative sessions addressing the needs of women of color:
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Leaders of the Future
Slate tells us that sexism starts in childhood, and parents need to start early to raise sons who respect women. Ten year old Alice Paul Tapper (yes, she was named for the suffragist and Equal Rights Amendment author Alice Paul) tells
The New York Times she wants to see girls speaking up.
Politico Magazine asks 20 experts, including CAWP scholar Kelly Dittmar, "Will America Ever Have a Woman President?" Drawing on research from the Barbara Lee Family Foundation,
The Washington Post opines that this might be an excellent time for women to run for office.
Vice tells about women who are running for Congress in 2018. And
Teen Vogue welcomes as its guest editor Hillary Clinton, who claims, "I love seeing articles about the search for the perfect makeup remover next to essays about running for office."