June 23, 2015
A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University.

CAWP is hiring a part-time, temporary project administrator

For a new grant-funded project studying women in Congress, we are hiring a project administrator - a one-year half-time job arranging travel, scheduling appointments, handling general correspondence, directing inquiries to the right person, etc.  If you're super-attentive to detail, have great communication and MS Office skills, and know how government works, you could be the one; read the specifics and find out how to apply 

Gender matters in presidential politics

Here's an example -  what do we know about woman-versus-woman races?  Read analysis by Adrienne Kimmel of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation on  Presidential Gender Watch 2016. Then sign up for the bi-weekly PGW newsletter that alternates weeks with CAWP News and Notes, so you'll never be without your Tuesday fix.  


Scandinavia does it better



When it comes to women in politics, that is. Read Kelly Dittmar's footnotes blog post reporting on her trip to Sweden and Denmark - land of Borgen.

Public views about a woman president have changed

The New York Times offers the data to show how attitudes about electing a woman president have changed.


Women are still a minority of state legislators

The Banner Press employs CAWP data to show the proportions of women state legislators and suggests possible reasons for continuing underrepresentation.


Another big city elects a woman of color as mayor

The Texas Tribune tells the story of Ivy Taylor's surprise win.


Senator Gillibrand brings issues to the fore

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York finds that passing legislation isn't the only way to get attention for a tough issue. A  New York Magazine interview highlights actions she has taken, often crossing party lines to get support.


Men still fear women with public power

Norma Cook Everist, in HuffPost Politics, draws parallels between systemic sexism and systemic racism and suggests that national conversation is necessary on both fronts.


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