Category: News Tracking

Why More Women’s Magazines are Taking a Political Stand this Election

Emma Bazilian, AdWeek – October 31, 2016

In mid-October, Vogue officially came out in support of Hillary Clinton—the first-ever endorsement of a presidential candidate in the magazine’s history. “In the past, Vogue has made every effort to profile Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, but our editors recognized that this election required a different approach,” a spokesperson for the magazine said, adding that “the response has been tremendous.”

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Why More Women’s Magazines Are Taking a Political Stand This Election

Emily Bazilian, AdWeek – October 31, 2016

The 2016 presidential election has ushered in many “firsts,” from the nomination of the first female major party candidate to the first time (at least in memory) that a presidential nominee has been recorded saying that he likes to “grab women by the pussy.” In light of these firsts—and many, many others—a host of women’s magazines not exactly known for taking sides in the political arena are now making their opinions heard loud and clear.

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Hillary Clinton’s Concrete Shoes

Garrison Keillor, Washington Post – September 14, 2016

Someday, historians will get this right and look back at the steady pitter-pat of scandals that turned out to be nothing, nada, zero and ixnay and will conclude that, almost a century after women’s suffrage, almost 45 years after Richard Nixon signed Title IX into law, a woman was required to run for office wearing concrete shoes. Check back 45 years from now and if I’m wrong, go ahead and dance on my grave.

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Meg Whitman, Calling Donald Trump a ‘Demagogue,’ Will Support Hillary Clinton for President

Jonathan Martin, New York Times – August 2, 2016

Meg Whitman, a Hewlett Packard executive and Republican fund-raiser, said Tuesday that she would support Hillary Clinton for president and give a “substantial” contribution to her campaign in order to stop Donald J. Trump, whom she berated as a threat to American democracy.

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Anti-abortion groups moving — reluctantly — toward Trump

Jennifer Haberkorn, Politico – May 11, 2016

“As unpredictable as Donald Trump is, Hillary Clinton is completely predictable,” said Penny Nance, CEO and president of Concerned Women of America. “We have no question about where she is on these issues.” Nance was among the prominent women leaders who signed a letter in January asking Republican primary voters to select “anyone” but Trump. They’ve expressed concerns about his past support for abortion rights, as well as some off-message comments he made, and then retracted, about punishing women who end their pregnancies. Now they are giving him another look — and also making clear that they expect him to live up to his recent commitments.

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Clinton Allies Launch Celebrity Effort Aimed At Energizing Young Women

Ruby Cramer, Buzzfeed – March 13, 2016

The group, EMILY’s List, assembled what they’re calling a Creative Council to make the “millennial” case for Clinton and other Democratic women on the ballot this fall with collaborations on videos, digital campaigns, and events, an official said Sunday.

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Why Clinton Is Connecting With Black Voters—and Sanders Isn’t

David A. Graham, The Atlantic – February 24, 2016

Over the last few months, Sanders has incorporated a great deal about race into his stump speech. His discussion of racism in America is abstract—it deals with arrest rates and incarceration figures, wealth gaps and unemployment rates. Though Clinton is often described as a policy wonk and derided for her (very real) failures as a retail politician, she has cleverly chosen to focus more on concrete and personal stories as a means of addressing race, a strategy that was on display in the Palmetto State this week.

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Five Women From ‘Black Lives Matter’ Campaign for Hillary Clinton in S. Carolina

Patrick Healy, New York Times – February 22, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are seeking to appeal to their core constituencies — she to women and he to young people — as they seek votes from African-Americans in South Carolina. The divide was on vivid display Monday afternoon at the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church here, as five mothers in the Black Lives Matter movement spoke powerfully about their support for Mrs. Clinton – including one who had some words for her granddaughter, who is backing Mr. Sanders.

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The Hillary Clinton I Know Will Do Wonders for Women

Neera Tanden, Politico – February 18, 2016

For decades, Hillary Clinton has been a lot more than a public champion of child care, paid leave and equal pay. She’s lived these issues and led on them personally. I know, because I worked for her during much of that time. As a boss, she’s always made family flexibility a reality for her staff. Most importantly, while she’s advocated for policies like workplace flexibility for two decades, she’s practiced what she preaches.

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