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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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Running From Office Webinar

May 27 from 3 - 4PM EST


How can we inspire the next generation to run for office?

Sign up for Emerge America's webinar with Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox!

They will discuss their new book and why young people don't want to run for office.

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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

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For Hillary Clinton, having Beyoncé's support doesn't hurt. But does it help?

Jen comments on celebrity endorsements in presidential politics.

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Gender Gap in Politics is No Laughing Matter

The Buffalo News cites Jen and Richard Fox's policy report, Girls Just Wanna Not Run.

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Why We May Never Have a Millennial President

The Washington Post reviews Jen and Richard Fox's new book, Running from Office.

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From Rand Flip-Flops to Hillary Bumper Stickers, Campaign Swag Piles Up

Jen comments on the growing prevalence of campaign swag.

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New Study: 89% of Youth Don't Want to Run for Office

Watch Jen on MSNBC, discuss her and Richard Fox's new book, Running from Office.

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