November 28, 2017
A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University.
#GivingTuesday: Put Your Money to Work for Women's Political Equality 
Demand for CAWP's NEW Leadership™ and Ready to Run® programs has skyrocketed! Thanks to supporters like you, CAWP now has partner programs in 36 states. Consider a tax deductible gift of $50 or $100 to help us reach our goal of at least one CAWP program in all 50 states.  
Holiday Shopping Made Easy 
Stumped about what to buy for your favorite feminist? CAWP associate director Jean Sinzdak offers an equality-oriented holiday gift guide with suggestions for all ages. It's in our latest Footnotes blog post.
Look What We've Given You 
CAWP has been busy sharing lots of information about our latest findings. Just to make sure you're all caught up:
Welcome, Newcomers
Among the newcomers to elected office in 2017 are several African-American women. Jezebel tells us about newly elected Virginia Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, while The Washington Post and  The Times-Picayune fill us in on New Orleans Mayor-Elect LaToya Cantrell.
Officeholders You Should Meet
The New York Times introduces us to two fascinating political women: Judge Ruchie, "the Hasidic Superwoman of Night Court," and Margot Wallstrom, Sweden's feminist foreign minister.
Stepping Forward
The Guardian visits Northampton County, PA to find women whose anger at the Trump administration is spurring them to run for office. The Daily News reports on Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who hopes women will be galvanized into political action by the spate of reports of sexual harassment and assault. Glamour highlights findings from a survey by Emerge America of alumnae of their training programs, identifying obstacles for women who want to run. And HuffPost looks even further down the road, encouraging girls to raise their hands and get ready to run.
Not Feeling It
Meanwhile, The Atlantic discusses why Democratic women are mobilizing and running, but Republican women are not following suit.  According to Kimberly Ross on, that's OK since we don't need more women in Congress.   The Daily Beast tells us that the Trump administration must feel the same way about women in appointive office, since of 480 appointments so far, 80 percent are men. Meanwhile, in Japan, a local legislature isn't quite ready to accommodate a working mom, as NPR reports. 

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