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Women & Politics Institute


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    Ward, Room 237

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Young People Are Running From Politics










Listen to Jen discuss Running from Office at the Westminster Town Hall Forum in Minneapolis on MPR News

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Watch as Jen, Richard Fox, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Ronan Farrow discuss Running from Office and their thoughts about political engagement among young people. 

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To Win With Women, How Can the GOP Ramp Up Its Appeal?

Segment on female voters








Jen comments on female voters.

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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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Why Young People Don't Enter Politics

Jen discusses why it is necessary to have young people running for office. 

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Could National Security Make 2016 Tougher for Women Candidates?

Jen comments on whether female candidates are less likely to be viewed as credible on national security issues.

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Media's War on Women in Politics? How New Research is Challenging Traditional Beliefs

Jen and Danny Hayes discuss how political partisanship outweighs gender in media coverage.

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The Women's Equality Party will struggle to win seats, but it can push women's issues up the political agenda

Kimberly Cowell-Meyers writes about women's equality in UK politics.

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Ted Cruz's Biggest Political Asset This Campaign Season Could Be His Wife

Jen discusses whether Heidi Cruz makes her husband more palatable to voters.

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How to Get Young People to Run for Political Office

Jen's speaks at the Pennsylvania Women's Forum.

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America's Political Reality and Young People

Jen's speaks about young people and politics.

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Young People and Politics

Jen's speech at the Westminster Forum airs on MPRNews.

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Bernie Sanders Lightens Up

Jen comments Bernie Sanders softer side.

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