Jul 18, 2018
Media Briefing on Record Number of Women Running for Office
WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, July 25, the Freedom Forum Institute, in collaboration with the Women’s Media Center and Swanee Hunt Alternatives, will host a media briefing on the status of a record number of women running for political office, and the intersection and impact of gender, race and politics.
Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers-New Brunswick, and a leading expert in the field will present an analysis of women running for political office in 2018.
This briefing also will feature non-partisan, Democratic and Republican experts on women candidates and political leadership, including:
Freedom Forum Institute host and briefing co-moderators include:
The Freedom Forum Institute is the education and outreach partner of the Freedom Forum and the Newseum. The Institute includes the First Amendment Center, the Religious Freedom Center, the Newseum’s education department and diversity and inclusion programs. The Freedom Forum Institute’s affiliate organizations include the Al Neuharth Media Center at the University of South Dakota; the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi; and the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University. The Freedom Forum Institute is a 501(c)(3) public charity funded by generous individuals, corporations and foundations, including its principal funder, the Freedom Forum.