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Just Say Run: How to Overcome Cynicism and Inspire Young People to Run for Office

In a Brookings blog post, Jen and Richard Fox provide a summary of recommendations that inspire young Americans to run for office.

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New Books in Political Science

Why are young Americans turned off by politics? Listen to Jen discuss her and Richard Fox's new book, Running from Office.

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Why Young People Don’t Want to Run For Office

TIME magazine interviews Jen about her and Richard Fox's new book, Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics.

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Hillary Clinton the Frontrunner for Democratic Nomination

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Jen comments on Hillary Clinton's campaign.

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Running from Office

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Looking for young people in politics? You may be hard-pressed to find them. New research finds nearly 9 in 10 college and high school kids have written off running for office. Co-author of Running from Office, Jennifer Lawless breaks down the numbers.

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The Economist reviews Jen and Richard Fox's new book, Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics.

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Director's Message

It is impossible to deny the substantial progress women have recently made in government and politics. Over the course of the last 30 years alone, the number of women in Congress has more than tripled. . .

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Not a 'Year of the Woman'...and 2036 Doesn't Look So Good Either

Brookings

Click here to read Jen and Richard Fox's new policy report!

Do members of Congress take vacation time to campaign?

Jen comments on how the candidates continue to do their jobs while campaigning.

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Donald Trump and the Female Vote

Jen comments on the impact of Donald Trump's recent remarks at the first Republican debate.

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Why Women Should Thank Trump

Jen comments more about Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump Comments On Women, Mexicans Jeopardizes Republican Party's Chances In 2016 Presidential Race

Jen comments on Trump's statements about women at the first 2016 prime-time GOP debate.

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Katie McGinty's U.S. Senate Bid has Historic Potential

Jen comments on Pennsylvania's potential to send its first woman to the U.S. Senate.

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Edward Fitzpatrick: For Generation Citizen, Action is Education

Providence Journal cites Jen and Richard Fox's new book, Running from Office.

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Hillary Clinton, Republicans Play Different 2016 Gender Cards

Jen comments on playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential campaigns. 

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GOP Women's Recruitment Effort Adapts for 2016

Jen comments on GOP efforts to recruit female candidates

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This Man Wants to Be America's First Millennial Senator

The American Prospect cites Jen and Richard Fox's book, Running from Office: Why Young Americans Are Turned Off to Politics.

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