The Female Candidate for Office: Challenges and Hurdles
William G. McGowan Theater
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A record number of women serve as U.S. Representatives and Senators but are still only 28 percent of the entire Congress. What factors account for the large gap between men and women serving in Congress? Do women face challenges throughout the media that cross party lines, and do voters show a tendency to hold women to a higher standard in the media than men? Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri moderates a panel discussion with Ann Lewis, a former White House Director of Communications, and former members of Congress Donna Edwards (D-MD), Barbara Comstock (R-VA), Connie Morella (R-MD), and others.
Presented in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative, and the National Women’s History Alliance.
Rightfully Hers programs are made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. Additional support provided by the Bernstein Family Foundation and the Hearst Foundations. Additional support provided by the Bernstein Family Foundation and the Hearst Foundations.
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