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Women & Politics Institute


  • Women & Politics Institute
    Fax: 202-885-2967
    Ward, Room 237

Mailing Address

4th Annual 5K Race to Representation

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00 AM

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Let's run to help close the gender gap in political leadership!

For more information and to register, visit here.

Are Women More Honest than Men in Elections?

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Watch Jen discuss with MSNBC why more women don't run for elected office.

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Women in Politics

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Watch Jen discuss with C-SPAN the impact the 2014 midterm elections had on the number of women serving in public office (as well as her report analyzing what gains women made.)

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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!

'The Dean of Senate Women' Is Leaving Washington

Jen comments on Barbara Mikulski's decision to retire.

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Why Does West Virginia Have so Few Women in Elected Office?

Jen comments on women's under-representation in West Virginia.

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Hilary Clinton's Grandmother Gambit

Jen comments on why Hillary Clinton's grandmother status will not be a liability, and could be an asset if she runs for president.

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Grandmothers Know Best

Jen comments on whether or not "the role of grandmother" could help Hilary Clinton connect with the public.

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Political Shoo-ins are Bad for Journalism as Well as Democracy

Newsweek re-printed Jen and Danny Hayes' Brookings blog post. Read their research on the decline of local news and the status of citizen engagement.

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