July 21, 2015
A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University.

CAWP goes to NCSL

 Headed for the annual Legislative Summit of the National Conference of State Legislatures in Seattle? Be sure to drop by CAWP's booth in the exhibit hall (#204) to meet director Debbie Walsh, associate director Jean Sinzdak, and scholar Kelly Dittmar. Walsh will also moderate a luncheon panel discussion celebrating the 30th anniversary of the NCSL Women's Legislative Network, featuring panelists who have chaired the network. The event will take place on Wednesday, August 5 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm in Convention Center 2 A-B.  

The early bird gets the campaign training


CAWP's new workshop, Political Campaign Careers for Women, is filling up fast - but there's still time to grab a spot and get the early-bird rate of $150 before August 8. Attend this Ready to Run® exclusive all-day seminar for an introduction to fast-paced, exciting political careers many people don't even know exist.  Find out how jobs in politics can provide exciting opportunities to enact positive change! 

And in Arkansas and West Virginia...

It's time to register for Ready to Run® partner programs coming up soon! The Arkansas program (July 24-26!) is hosted by Women Lead Arkansas; details are here. The West Virginia Women's Commission hosts that state's program in September; details here. 

How I spent my summer vacation: At CAWP


CAWP scholar and assistant professor Kelly Dittmar hosted an extern, Alexandra Banash, from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI, Dittmar's own alma mater. Find out what Alex learned in the latest footnotes1 blog post, A Conversation Between Two "Saints."



 Summer vacation for News and Notes

News and Notes will take a brief summer break; our next edition will surface in your inbox on August 18. Want women and politics news before then? Make sure to sign up for updates from Presidential Gender Watch, issued every other Tuesday alternating with News and Notes. 



GROWing a new crop of congresswomen?

Roll Call reports on the latest efforts to recruit more Republican women to run for Congress. And Time offers advice from GOP incumbents - convened by the National Review -- for women who seek to join them on Capitol Hill.


Seeds of progress in the Garden State

NJTV News interviewed CAWP director Debbie Walsh about recent political progress for women in the Garden State.


The temperature's high; the number of women in Congress isn't

Want to watch the slow process of chipping away at the glass ceiling? Take a look at this dynamic map of women in Congress over time, created by InsideGov and presented by business2community.com


Where in the world are women doing well?

Time discovers the countries where women fare best in politics, citing an OECD report.


A woman president? We're ready

Newsweek cites a new Gallup poll that finds the US is ready to elect a woman president. Women are "the second most widely supported non-traditional demographic among US adults," after Catholics.


The bucks start here

National Public Radio says that women's prominence in politics is increasing on yet another front as female campaign contributors play an expanded role.


Now a women can build on her husband's political legacy while he's still around

The Huffington Post places Hillary Clinton's candidacy in the context of one traditional route into politics - women succeeding their late husbands in office. But don't worry; Bill Clinton is alive and well.


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