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    Will 2021 state legislative elections foreshadow gender trends in 2022? Here are some data points to watch.



    State legislative elections were held in New Jersey – including both House and Senate – and Virginia – House alone – on November 2, 2021. This off-year election gives us a chance to identify gender trends before the bulk of states hold state and federal elections in 2022. 1. Were more women on the ballot in 2021? The charts below show recent trends in the...






  • A Great Way to “Listen to Black Women” is to Elect Them



    Listen to Black women, they say. Support Black women, they tweet. The praise of Black women in recent years is evident in words, but public statements and hashtags must translate into action. And that action should include efforts to elect Black women. Seven years ago, our organizations joined forces to spotlight the status of Black women in American...







  • Results from the 2021 Elections



    Last Update: December 3, 2021 11:17am ET The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, releases results for women in this year’s election contests. Large City Mayoral Races Atlanta, GA: Felicia Moore (D) advanced out of the initial round of voting in the city’s mayoral election. She...







  • Teaching Tool: Applying Gender and Intersectional Lenses to U.S. Elections



    Teaching about politics and government in the current political context means grappling with both longstanding dynamics and new and evolving realities. It also requires providing students the necessary tools to understand today’s political events through multiple and layered lenses of analyses. Gender and race, and importantly the intersection of both, have...







  • New Records for Women in New Jersey and Virginia



    Women set new records as general election candidates in New Jersey and Virginia state legislative races following the June 8th primaries, according to preliminary data from the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. While Virginia did not select one of the two Black women competing...







  • "Our nation will be stronger for it." - A Q&A with Mayor Susan Shin Angulo



    The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) recently released new data on women's representation at the municipal level, revealing that women hold less than one-third of seats in municipal governments (in cities and towns with populations over 10,000) nationwide. To provide additional context for this data, we asked one of those municipal officeholders...