• Women Voters:

    It’s Complicated.

    Examining the complexity & influence of women voters in Election 2016.

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    “I now announce myself as candidate for the presidency. I anticipate criticism, but, however unfavorable, I trust that my sincerity will not be called into question.”

    Victoria Woodhull (1872)
    First Woman to Run for President of the United States

    Learn more about the women who have run for president and vice president on our facts page.

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    “An important conversation is about to begin, and our aim is to expand and enrich it.”

    Debbie Walsh and Barbara Lee on launching Presidential Gender Watch 2016

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    of Americans believe that the U.S. is ready to elect a woman president.
    (YouGov, 2015)

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    New York Times Writer Has Finally Figured Out Why People Hate Hillary Clinton

    Jessica Roy, New York Magazine – The Cut – May 24, 2016

    In a stunning feat of investigative journalism, New York Times columnist David Brooks has finally determined exactly why the American people find Hillary Clinton so unlikable. It’s because she doesn’t have any hobbies. Hmm. That doesn’t seem right.

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From the Experts

  • Going Negative: Why Women Can’t Act Like Men

    Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican nominee for president. With that reality has come a lot of speculation about what Hillary Clinton’s strategy for running against Trump may be if she is the Democratic nominee. After all, 16 Republicans have already tried a myriad of tactics to beat Trump, and all have failed. Rising above the fray didn’t work for Ben Carson, and hitting Trump back punch for punch didn’t work for Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz.

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On the Bias


The first woman candidate for president of the United States ran 143 years ago.

Learn more about the women who have run for president and vice president on our facts page.

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