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The Washington Post | 9.13.22

A record number of Black candidates for higher offices aim to reshape U.S. politics

A record number of Black men and women are running for U.S. Senate and governor this fall, with the potential to increase diversity in the nation’s top elected offices, which are still overwhelmingly held by White men. Keep Reading »

The 19th News | 9.6.22

In Massachusetts, a civil rights leader is challenging a 27-year incumbent over voting rights

Tanisha Sullivan, president of the Boston chapter of the NAACP, is running in the Democratic primary for secretary of state. Keep Reading »

The New York Times | 9.1.22

Biden Warns That American Values Are Under Assault by Trump-Led Extremism

President Biden traveled to Independence Hall on Thursday to warn that America's democratic values are under assault by forces of extremism loyal to former President Donald J. Trump, using a prime-time address to define the midterm elections as a “battle for the soul of this nation.” Keep Reading »

The Story Exchange | 8.26.22

Could Women’s Equality Day Push More Women to Run for Office?

President Joe Biden issued a proclamation exactly 102 years after the 19th Amendment was passed, designating August 26 as Women’s Equality Day — hopefully encouraging more women to run for office in the future. Keep Reading »

CBS News | 8.25.22

Record number of women are running for governor and winning their primaries

Voters in 36 states will be heading to the polls this November to elect their governors, and in a year where state leaders have been in the spotlight as they address some of the most pressing issues — COVID-19 and abortion, for instance — a record number of women are running for the job. Now, as the primary season draws to a close in the next few weeks, a record number of women are winning their party’s nomination. Keep Reading »