January 19, 2016
A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University.

If you want the latest on politics from an expert analyst...
Nia-Malika Henderson of CNN is the 2016 Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women's Political Leadership. Join us for her public lecture on Wednesday, April 20 at the Douglass Student Center. More details here.
If you're considering getting into politics...
Ready to Run Campaign Training for Women
There's still time to snag a place at Ready to Run® NJ at the early-bird rate (available until 2/12). Join CAWP on March 18-19 for the program that has already trained over 2,000 Garden State women to run for office, seek appointed positions, and manage campaigns. And don't miss our pre-Ready to Run® Diversity Initiative programs, designed to attract more African American women, Asian American women, and Latinas into the political process and encourage them to seek public leadership. Register here today! Or if you're not in NJ, look for a Ready to Run® program near you.
If you're curious about how gender plays in the presidential race...
So much great new analysis on Presidential Gender   Watch 2016! If titles like " Why is Bernie Yelling at Me?", " The Ideal Spouse as Commander in Chief?", and " Walking a Mile in Our Shoes: Thoughts on Marco Rubio's Boot 'Craziness'" tantalize you, take a look at these and many more compelling commentaries. And don't miss the latest " On the Bias" entries on " Sexuality and Style" and " Denouncing Weakness."
If you're a teen-aged future leader...
Girls ages 14-16 are invited to apply for Girls' Leadership Worldwide, a summer program at the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val Kill.   The 9-day residential leadership program for girls ages 14-16 "teaches leadership as practiced by Eleanor Roosevelt."  Graduates call the program "life-changing;" one says,  "Before GLW I thought leadership was impossible for me...I am leaving GLW with determination, passion, self-confidence, self-awareness and gratitude." Wouldn't the world be a better place with a few more Eleanor Roosevelt-type leaders?
Invest in the nation's premier resource for all things women and politics; you can  show your support with a tax deductible gift of $45 (or $450 or $4500) for CAWP's 45th anniversary. Thank you!  
A big change in Salt Lake City
MTV News reports that Salt Lake City has just sworn in its first lesbian mayor, who happens to be engaged to a former state legislator. Jackie Biskupski is the city's first openly gay mayor, and only its second female chief executive.
Did Nikki Haley change her prospects for 2016?
Caroline Heldman, blogging for Reuters, speculates   about whether Gov. Nikki Haley's GOP response to the   State of the Union address might up her chances of becoming her party's vice presidential candidate.  Haley's remarks drew criticism from the right, but she stood firm on her message in an interview with CBS News.
Will Black women change the election results in 2016?
Black women had the highest turnout rates of any raceXgender group in 2008 and 2012. The Washington Post analyzes the prospects for 2016.
Change your life - get political!
Former Texas comptroller Susan Combs, in Trib Talk (a publication of the Texas Tribune), invites Texas women to get into politics. A good idea for women in any state!
She changed NJ's high court
CAWP notes with sadness the passing of Justice Marie Garibaldi, the first woman to serve on New Jersey's Supreme Court. The obituary in  NJ.com describes the career of this much-admired jurist.
Change comes to Taiwan
Taiwan has just elected its first woman president, reports The New York Times.
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