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

The Gender Perspective - At the Conventions and in the Polls

Presidential Gender Watch 2016 - a nonpartisan partnership between CAWP and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation - is on-site in Cleveland this week for the RNC and in Philadelphia next week for the DNC. Watch for updates on Twitter and Facebook! And take a look at the latest analysis from PGW 2016, examining the state of the gender gap in the presidential race.
Minus One, Plus One
With Indiana Governor Mike Pence on the GOP ticket as vice presidential nominee, the race for governor of the Hoosier State is now wide open. Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN) is among those who have thrown their hats in the ring; to do so, she had to withdraw from her campaign for re-election to the House. (That makes 11 congresswomen not returning, whether due to retirement, running for another office, or in one case, a primary loss.) Here's the Brooks story . Reminder: track who's running where, with links to campaign websites, on CAWP's Election Watch .
An All-Woman Ticket: Barbie and Barbie
We've seen "Barbie for President" before - that's not new. But this year's version, produced by Mattel in partnership with She Should Run, features presidential nominee Barbie and her running mate, another Barbie. Read the explanation in Fortune from She Should Run co-founder and CEO Erin Loos Cutraro.
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The Trump-Pence Ticket and Women
The Christian Science Monitor  asks "Will Pence help Trump win over women voters?" noting Pence's poor polling numbers among women and his strong anti-abortion stance. Newsweek  tells of "Trump's Loud, Proud and Pissed Off Female Supporters."And Cosmopolitan  introduces three 30-something women who work for the RNC and support Trump.
Meanwhile, Across the Pond
The Buenos Aires Herald  highlights women in the UK who are "taking centre stage to clean up the mess." And The Telegraph  describes British Prime Minister Theresa May's new cabinet, almost half women.
What if the U.S. Senate was made up of 100 Black women? As NBCBLK reports, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, a founding member of Higher Heights for America , filled the Edward M. Kennedy Institute's replica of the Senate chamber with just such a group to allow the world to envision that prospect. Take a look and see for yourself!
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