October 13, 2015
A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University.

Watch the Democratic Debate with Presidential Gender Watch 2016
Do your debate prep with Presidential Gender Watch 2016! Find out about PGW's live tweet of the debate with political communications specialist Chris Jahnke and read her debate tips for candidates. Grab your   Debate Bingo card and discover strategies for watching the debate through a gender lens.
NOBEL Women to watch
This past weekend, CAWP was honored to partner with the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women) to host the fall session of the NOBEL Women's National Leadership & Education Training Institute. Almost 20 program fellows traveled to New Brunswick from around the country to develop their leadership skills, explore public service, and learn from the experience and expertise of their mentors and fellow participants.  Current and former legislators served as mentors, including NOBEL Women president Rep. Laura Hall (AL); former Senator Diana Bajoie (LA); Rep. Karen Camper (TN), Sen. Sharon Weston Broome (LA); Rep. Angela Williams (CO); and former Del. Meshea Poore (WV).  Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman gave the keynote address in the program's closing session.   Learn more about the NOBEL Women's Leadership Institute and its mission to identify, educate, and elevate the next generation of Black women leaders here.

Watch women take the next step and run!
CAWP will be screening Next Step Run! by filmmaker Pam Maus. The documentary tells the stories of four women running for seats in their state legislatures during the 2014 midterm elections--one of them a graduate of N.E.W. Leadership Oklahoma. Come see how these women have taken on the challenge of making the system better and confronted the barriers that discourage women from running for elective office. The screening will be Thursday October 22, 5:30 pm at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Details and RSVP available here.
Support more women - all kinds of women - running for office
Indystar (The Indianapolis Star) reports that Indiana Lieutenant Governor is working hard for presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, but also advocating more generally for greater political participation by women. Similarly, Lara Brown in US News makes the case that women should support both Fiorina and Hillary Clinton, looking to put women at the top of both major parties' tickets.
RNC says more GOP women should run
The Republican National Committee is looking for ways to empower more GOP women to run for office, according to Roll Call.
Art imitates life
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright appears on television's Madam Secretary, as reported by Politico.
Gender, candor and likeability
The likeability issue is raised once by Michelle Goldberg in The Nation, who explains why Hillary Clinton is straitjacketed in ways Joe Biden isn't.

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