• Our Research Unlocking the Door to Elected Office: Essential Tips for Female Candidates

    The Barbara Lee Family Foundation (BLFF) has tracked every woman’s general election race for governor since 1998, and 2014 was no exception. With a goal to continually illuminate opportunities and obstacles for women running for executive office, BLFF worked with Dr. Kelly Dittmar and the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University to produce qualitative research on the 2014 gubernatorial elections with women candidates.

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    The Barbara Lee Family Foundation advances women’s equality and representation in American politics and in the field of contemporary art through nonpartisan political research, strategic partnerships, and grantmaking. Our work in both areas is guided by our core belief that women’s voices strengthen our democracy and enrich our culture.
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