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Modern Family: How Women Candidates Can Talk About Politics, Parenting, and Their Personal Lives

Modern Family: How Women Candidates Can Talk About Politics, Parenting, and Their Personal Lives

Voters question how women can serve constituents and take care of personal responsibilities at the same time. At all levels of government, women candidates and elected officials are often asked about their family lives. With a record number of women interested in running for office – many for the first time – since the election, […]

What It Takes For Women Candidates To Run And Succeed

What It Takes For Women Candidates To Run And Succeed The Barbara Lee Family Foundation Launches New Website Focused on Making Practical, Nonpartisan Advice for Women Candidates Easily Accessible “Despite what many say, women do continue to face unique obstacles when running for office. Having the tools and knowledge about what it takes to run […]

Presidential Gender Watch 2016 Experts at the Conventions

Presidential Gender Watch 2016 Experts at the Conventions How will gender play out at the Republican and Democratic national conventions? Experts from Presidential Gender Watch 2016, a nonpartisan project of the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation to track, analyze and illuminate gender dynamics in this presidential election, […]

New Research Decodes Likeability for Women Candidates and Officeholders

Barbara Lee Family Foundation Releases Politics is Personal: Keys to Likeability and Electability for Women Past Barbara Lee Family Foundation Research has shown that voters will vote for a male candidate they do not like but who they think is qualified. The same does not apply for women. In fact, voters are less likely to […]