Category: News Tracking

Latina Hotel Workers Harness Force of Labor and of Politics in Las Vegas

Dan Barry, New York Times – November 5, 2016

Ms. Vargas, who is from El Salvador, and her Latina union colleagues are a growing force in the politics and culture of Nevada, vocal in their beliefs and expectations. Their 57,000-member Culinary Union, a powerful supporter of Nevada Democrats, is now 56 percent Latino — a jump from 35 percent just 20 years ago.

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The Divide Over America’s Future: 1950 or 2050?

Betsy Cooper, Ph.D., Daniel Cox, Ph.D., Rachel Lienesch, Robert P. Jones, Ph.D., PRRI – October 25, 2016
Pessimism about the direction of the country is considerably higher today (74%) than it was at this time during the 2012 presidential race, when 57% of the public said the country was off on the wrong track.

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The Surprising Way the Trump Campaign is Helping Democratic Women

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – October 25, 2016

After Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman” during the third presidential debate, Elizabeth Warren had a masterful response. “Get this, Donald — nasty women are tough, nasty women are smart, and nasty women vote,” Warren said at a campaign rally on Monday. And just as his comments have been reclaimed as feminist rallying cries and T-shirt designs, Trump’s campaign itself has served as an unintentional signal boost for the hundreds of Democratic women running for federal, state, and local office, Politico reports.

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Female Democrats Say Down-Ballot Republicans are Taking Cues from Donald Trump with Sexist Ads

Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post – October 13, 2016

Female staffers at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee are going after House GOP candidates for following in Donald Trump’s footsteps and airing sexist ads against Democratic women running for office. Some Republicans in down-ballot races are airing “sexist attacks that use fat-shaming and name-calling in transparently gendered attempts to tarnish a highly qualified female Democratic candidate,” write Meredith Kelly, Stephanie Nielsen, Christie Stephenson, Barb Solish and Sacha Haworth ― the women in the DCCC’s communications shop ― in a new memo shared with The Huffington Post on Thursday.

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A Transgender Woman Just Made History at the Democratic National Convention

P.R. Lockhart, Mother Jones – July 28, 2016

On the final day of the Democratic National Convention, Sarah McBride used her position as the first transgender person to speak at a major-party convention to argue that despite advances in LGBT rights, the fight for equality must continue.

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At the Democratic Convention, Women Seize their Moment — and Momentum

Dana Milbank, Washington Post – July 27, 2016

On Tuesday, Democrats nominated a woman to be president for the first time. On Thursday night, Hillary Clinton will accept that nomination. In between, women at the Democratic National Convention here celebrated this singular moment.

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Hillary Clinton’s Campaign, Cautious but Confident, Begins Considering Running Mates

Patrick Healy, New York Times – April 23, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s advisers and allies have begun extensive discussions about who should be her running mate, seeking to compile a list of 15 to 20 potential picks for her team to start vetting by late spring.

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Clinton Campaign Chief: ‘No Question’ Women Will be on VP List

Eli Watkins, CNN – April 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta said the Democratic presidential front-runner would be open to an all-female ticket. “We’ll start with a broad list and then begin to narrow it. But there is no question that there will be women on that list,” Podesta told the Boston Globe describing the process of picking Clinton’s runningmate in an interview published Wednesday.

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Politics In The News: Female Voters And The 2016 Election

Morning Edition, NPR – April 18, 2016

David Greene talks to columnist and NPR commentator Cokie Roberts and demographer Bill Frey of the Brookings Institution, about how female voters may shift the presidential election.

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