ADVISORY: Rep. Marcia Fudge and Experts to Discuss New Research on How Sexism Damages Female Candidate’s Standing with Voters
Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, April 16, Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) will deliver a speech on how sexist media coverage damages the campaigns and careers of women candidates.
A presentation will follow the keynote address and unveil groundbreaking research from Name It. Change It—a project of She Should Run and the Women’s Media Center. The research finds that all sexism damages a female candidate’s standing with voters, whether it’s sexism from heightened scrutiny of her appearance, sexism masked as a compliment, or sexism that uses gendered language to attack the candidate. Furthermore, this damage affects women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Name It. Change It.’s research clearly shows, however, that when female candidates and third-party validators openly respond to sexist attacks, they can repair the damage done to their campaigns and can even gather more support than they had before.
A panel of prominent women leaders of color will explain the research’s massive ramifications for all women candidates and offer a personal response to the report’s findings.
Tara McGuinness, Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH)
Eureka Gilkey, Senior Advisor and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Presidential Inaugural Committee; former White House Liaison at HUD; former National Deputy Political Director, Obama for America
Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO, Voto Latino, MSNBC Contributor
Mee Moua, President and Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center; former MN State Senator
Ana Navarro, CNN Contributor; former Chair, Sen. John McCain’s Hispanic Advisory Council
Aisha Moodie-Mills, Advisor, LGBT Policy & Racial Justice, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
10:00 a.m. ET – 11:30 a.m. ET
Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.
Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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