December 20, 2016
A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University.
Get political!
The 2016 elections are over and new officeholders will take their seats early in 2017. So it's time to gear up for the next round. Have you thought about running for office? Know a friend who'd make a great candidate? CAWP associate director Jean Sinzdak offers a Women's Definitive Guide to Getting Political  chock full of practical suggestions for getting in the game. But wait, there's more! There's still time to register for CAWP's Ready to RunĀ® 2017  for specific, practical campaign training. Or find an organization or program near you, wherever you are in the U.S., with our Political and Leadership Resource Map.
Look back
The Politics of Gender: Women, Men and the 2016 Campaign , an Atlantic Politics & Policy Briefing on December 13, brought together experts who analyzed the 2016 election from a gender perspective. The event at the Newseum in Washington DC was underwritten by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and our joint Presidential Gender Watch 2016 project. Panelists included CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson, Wake Forest University's Maya Angelou Presidential Chair Melissa Harris-Perry, Senator-elect Maggie Hassan, CAWP scholar Kelly Dittmar, and several others who took an in-depth look at what happened and why.

Watch each session here:
We wrap up the year with heartfelt thanks to our friends and supporters and renewed commitment to political equity for women. With hope and determination, we remind women and girls across America that this land is our land and that women's leadership is here to stay. Help us continue our important work!
Dress for success, Israeli style
Israel's Knesset has started enforcing a dress code that requires women to dress modestly, according to The New York Times . Guards were checking skirt lengths and insisting on "dignified" apparel for women in a nation that typically welcomes casual clothing.
Where the women aren't
The Washington Post  reports that for the first time in more than two decades, women will be absent from the "big four" cabinet positions - State, Defense, Justice and Treasury -- in President-elect Trump's administration.
Farewell to Senator Mikulski
The "dean of the Senate women" and longest serving woman in Senate history has retired. CNN describes her impact over the years.
Hello to...?
The New Yorker  lists 13 women from both sides of the aisle who should think about running for President in 2020.
All best wishes for happy holidays and a powerful New Year!
CAWP News and Notes is taking a holiday break, but
 we'll be back in your inbox on January 17, 2017.

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