Gender and Politics in the media

Coverage of Women and the Democratic National Convention

Hispanic woman coordinates volunteers at Democratic Convention Fox News Laura De Castro, the assistant director of volunteers for the Democratic National ConventionCommittee, or DNCC, has one of the most difficult jobs of any involved in convention preparations: coordinating the activities of 16,000 people.

Women’s issues on minds of Conn. Democratic delegates Danbury News Times Yes, they saw the cavalcade of strong women come to the microphone at the Republican NationalConvention in Tampa. They were watching when New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said, “I’ll be damned. We’re Republicans.”

Candidates’ Wives Lead the Way in Wooing Women Voters ABC News Democrats will prominently feature the first lady and other female activists at their convention, a clear sign that despite Ann Romney’s impassioned speech at the Republican National Convention, the so-called “women’s vote” is not yet in the bag…

At DNC Charlotte, taking the ‘war on women’ seriously Washington Post (blog) “It never occurred to us that a major party would pass voter suppression to suppress not only the student vote, which is majority women, but older women’s votes by these IDs that need your birth certificate,” she said.

NJ woman to break new ground as first elected transgender DNC member The Star-Ledger – EDISON — Barbra Casbar Siperstein is scheduled to arrive in Charlotte today as the first elected transgender member of the Democratic National Committee. She has been New Jersey’s first and only transgender power broker for a lot longer…

Democratic women, feminists rally at Democratic National Convention By Gromer Jeffers Emily’s List president Stephanie Schriok says that in 2008 about 10 million more women than men voted in the historic presidential election the propelled Barack Obama into the White House. Now Schriok and the group that promotes ..

Kristol: Democrats might abandon ‘war on women’ theme for DNC convention Daily Caller Democrats’ claims that some Republicans are engaged in a so-called “war on women” seemed to disappear last week, said Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, as surrogates working on Obama’s behalf in an official capacity avoided using that line of attack …

Women’s Roundtable Discussion During Democratic National Convention … Sacramento Bee The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) and Higher Heights for America will host a Women’s Roundtable during the Democratic National ConventionBlack Caucus Meeting to discuss how to harness the power …

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