July 29, 2014
A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University

 I Know What You Should Do This Summer

Want your travels to include sites where women have made history? Then look over the list of field trips and places of interest on CAWP's new Teach a Girl to Lead website. Museums, libraries, parks, heritage trails and other places to discover HERstory -- they're all there for you to discover. Just go to Programs and Places and choose what you're seeking from the dropdown menu, or pick a state and see what you can find. Know of other great spots for learning about women leaders? Let us know so we can add them to the map! 

Show Me the Money

An article by Rebecca Traister in New Republic, asking why there are no female Sheldon Adelsons (i.e. huge-bucks political donors) reminded us that while there are still unknowns, much has already been learned about women, politics and money. Two examples for your summer reading:

What's New in New Jersey?

CAWP director Debbie Walsh spoke with NJTV's Mary Alice Williams about women in NJ politics and more.


Are We There Yet?

High Country News reports that there are battles yet to be won a century after Montana  Republican Jeannette Rankin became the first woman in Congress.


Vote As If a Lot Depended on It

The Washington Post's Catherine Rampell describes some theories about why women might be more inclined than men to vote.


Throwback Tuesday?

It may not be Thursday, but it's a moment to look back 30 years when Geraldine Ferraro introduced herself to the nation as the vice presidential candidate of the Democratic party, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.


Run, Michele, Run

That's the advice of The Washington Post to retiring Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. It's based on the paucity of Republican women identified as potential presidential 2016 candidates and the evidence that women with growing national profiles are more often tabbed as potential veep candidates, rather than presidential timber. Why shouldn't women aim for the top?


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