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Love & Democracy: The Women Who Made It Happen

Organizer: Vote Run Lead

Join us for a powerful community forum centered on providing support, love, and healing. Hear from frontline experts who will share an election analysis and give us a closer look at the role of women and BIPOC communities in this election and discuss how women paved the way for systematic change in this history-making election.

Location: Webinar

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Black primary voters said they saw promise in Kamala Harris' run for the Democratic nomination, but they held back support because they were worried about her electability, writes Regina Bateson.

How 'strategic' bias holds back women and candidates of color

Bateson sought the Democratic nomination for a northern California congressional seat in 2018 and is now a visiting professor of law and public affairs at the University of Ottawa.
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The Missouri delegation poses for a photo at the 2020 Republican National Convention. The GOP requires state parties to try to reach gender equity; the Democrats demand gender balance.

Presidential years are a time for the parties to promote gender equity

Halffield is a second-year law student at Ohio State University and has been a legal research intern at RepresentWomen, which advocates for political reforms it believes would result in more women holding elective office.
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Citizen Leaders Book Club with Elaine Weiss

Organizer: American Promise

In this edition of our quarterly Citizen Leaders Book Club, we'll be celebrating both Constitution Day and the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with author Elaine Weiss! In her latest book, "The Woman's Hour," Weiss examines the decades-long suffragist movement that led to the 19th Amendment and women gaining the right to vote. (Importantly, suffrage for women of color is owing to the work and leadership of suffragists of color that continued well after the 19th Amendment.) In our conversation, we'll discuss the suffragist movement's successes and shortcomings and the inspiration and lessons we, as Americans, can use to form a more perfect union today.

Location: Webinar

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