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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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A Year in Review

The Women & Politics Institute continued to make great strides to close the gender gap in 2014 and 2015. Whether it was election commentary in the fall of 2014 or the release of Jen's new book in the spring of 2015, there was seldom a quiet moment around the office. As 2016 begins, we offer you the chance to look back at some of our favorite moments of the past two years.

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WPI in the Media

Women hold key vote in U.S. election but have little love for either candidate

Jen comments on the enthusiasm of voters about the upcoming presidential election.

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Where are the women to succeed Mikulski? A 'leaky pipeline' in Md. politics

Jen comments on why more women do not run for office. Check it out!

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Most Young People Won't Consider Running for Office

Jen discusses how to encourage young people to run for office. Listen to the podcast below or on itunes!

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Trump vs. Clinton: RI Experts on Who Won, Who Lost

Jen comments on who won the first presidential debate.

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