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Running From Office

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Join Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox as they discuss their new book.

The book explores the growing alienation of young people from politics and whether we can chart a new course. 

Sunday, July 12th at 1 PM
Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

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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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

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

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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Republican 2016 hopefuls seek 20-week abortion ban but rebound may be costly

Jen comments on the 2016 race and the role that reproductive freedom will play in the campaigns.

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Sisterhood Is Sour: How Republican Women Are Going After Hillary Clinton

Jen comments on whether Carly Fiorina can campaign differently against Hillary Clinton than GOP male candidates can.

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Hillary Clinton alone at top even as Democrats re-examine their 2016 options

Jen comments on Hillary Clinton's frontrunner status.

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Edward Fitzpatrick: Amid gridlock and corruption, the young run from politics

Jen discusses how "the overwhelming majority" of today's high school and college students "view the political system as ineffective, broken and unappealing."

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