Category: News Tracking

Women are Donating the Pantsuits they Wore on Election Day in Honor of Hillary Clinton

Rachel Lubitz, Mic – December 8, 2016

The pantsuits people might have worn while voting are now shrouded in different emotions than they expected. Yes, there’s historic weight because this was what they wore while voting for a female president for the first time, but things didn’t pan out as they had hoped. Now, as a way to give back to the community, one woman has suggested that people donate the pantsuits they wore when they voted for Clinton. Meena Harris, a Pantsuit Nation member, wrote in Lena Dunham’s newsletter Lenny Letter about the idea.

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Geena Davis’ Letter to Hollywood: Want a Female President? Put Them Onscreen First

Geena Davis, Hollywood Reporter – December 7, 2016

I always say, “If they can see it, they can be it.” Here’s my favorite illustration of that concept: A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Vigdis Finnbogadottir, former president of Iceland. She told me that while in office, she would get letters from young boys asking, “Madam President, do you think a boy will ever become president?” Interesting, huh?

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Nigel Farage Loves Ivanka Trump

Esther King, Politico – December 7, 2016

Nigel Farage believes there could one day be another Trump in the White House — Ivanka. Asked who was his favorite member of the Trump family, Farage didn’t miss a beat, responding: “Oh, Ivanka.” Oh my goodness gracious me,” he said. “Thirty-six, beautiful, utterly brilliant and given that we’ve had a Clinton dynasty and a Bush dynasty, she may well be president of the U.S. in 15-20 years’ time.”

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Quote from Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech was Top Political Tweet of 2016

Women in the World, New York Times – December 6, 2016

Popularity was a contest she really won this year. Clinton can also take satisfaction that a quote from her concession speech and tweeted by her official account turned out to be the most popular political tweet of the year, and the third most popular tweet on any topic of the year, according to data released by Twitter on Tuesday. “To all the little girls watching … never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world,” Clinton said in her speech the day after the election.

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The Winner of the Popular Vote Leaves a Complicated Legacy

Charlotte Alter, TIME – December 6, 2016

Winners get to write history. Losers, if they are lucky, get a ballad. Hillary Clinton made history for three decades as an advocate, a First Lady, a Senator, and a Secretary of State, but she will now be remembered as much for what she didn’t do as what she did. A female candidate in an election that didn’t hinge on gender after all, she became a symbol in a fight that was about much more than symbolism. She’s the woman who was almost President, she is what might have been and what will yet be.

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Amanda Renteria, National Political Director for Hillary Clinton 2016, on Standing Up and Making a Difference

Elizabeth Denton, Allure – December 1, 2016

Corresponding with Amanda Renteria over email this week was very different from when my colleagues profiled her this past November, no less. The national political director for Hillary Clinton 2016, the Democrat’s presidential campaign, was quite hopeful that day. At the time, as you can see in the video above, she was decidedly excited about the outcome of the election.

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After Hillary Clinton’s loss, who could be Madam President?

Nicole Guadiano, USA Today – December 1, 2016

To many Americans, 2016 seemed the moment when voters would make history by electing the first woman president. No woman, of course, had ever come closer than Hillary Clinton, the first female nominee of a major party. But since she couldn’t shatter what she’s called the “highest, hardest glass ceiling,” now the question remains:  If not her, who could be Madam President?

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Powerful Women in Politics Think This Senator-Elect Should Run For President in 2020

Valentina Zarya, Fortune – November 29, 2016

Speaking on a panel about the 2016 presidential election at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit in Laguna Niguel, Calif. on Tuesday afternoon, three political power players all had California’s Senator-elect Harris in mind when asked about the Democratic Party’s best hope for the 2020 presidential race.

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Hopes for a Female President Dashed, Women Take Running for Office into Their Own Hands

Isaac Stanley-Becker, Washington Post – November 26, 2016

On Wednesday, she woke up inconsolable. On Thursday, angry. But on the Friday after the presidential election, as she prepared posters to join thousands in protesting Donald Trump’s victory, Mia Hernández came to a quiet realization: If she found her country’s direction intolerable, she would have to try to change it.

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