She Votes: Women, the Workplace, and Pandemic Politics

Washington, D.C. (March 16, 2021)—The Covid-19 pandemic has upended the lives and careers of millions of women, highlighted inequities in health care, education and the economy, and underscored the importance of electing women to political office, according to a new online survey [link to the survey] released today by Gender on the Ballot, a partnership between the Women & Politics Institute at American University’s School of Public Affairs and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation. Benenson Strategy Group conducted the survey, She Votes, which aimed to explore the issues shaping women voters and their political opinions one year after the start of the pandemic.
“Women faced unprecedented adversity over the course of the last year, and we now know that they are reckoning with the political and cultural systems that shape their professional and personal lives,” said Betsy Fischer Martin, Executive Director of the Women & Politics Institute. “She Votes delivers insights about what issues a