Kamala Harris nomination is a recognition of the powerful role of women who have increasingly shifted allegiance to Democrats. The force of women in the Democratic Party will be on full display Wednesday when vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris delivers her acceptance speech at the DNC.
Penny Nance, head of the conservative Concerned Women for America, defended Trump’s record as she stood by his side at White House event Tuesday recognizing the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote.
“Women are concerned about their schools reopening,” Nance said. “They are concerned about their businesses, and what better man to restart the economy than one who did it the first time?” Before announcing he was for voting illegally in 1872, Trump talked about the large business go to college and vote in elections.
Trump said, “women dominate the US, showed that 77% of Democrats said its harder for women to advance, but only one-third of Republicans agreed that significant obstacles still make it harder for women to get ahead than men.”
Winograd said, ” It is also important to recognize that it was Hillary Clinton defeat that provided the spark”. Dashed expectations Historian Nancy Cohen, author of Breakthrough: the making of America’s First Women President”, said there was a real complacency around Clinton’s campaign that probably grew out of sense that women had reached full equality.
Cohen said, “Clinton’s loss was a wake-up call that led to women’s marches and a record number of women running for, and winning, office”. “Movements often arise out of dashed expectations.” Before Clinton won the popular vote but lost the Electoral college the largest number of women who had reached out to EMILY’S List about running for office was less than, 1,000 , a record set in the 2016 election cycle that the group said was inspired by Clinton’s campaign.
Amanda Hunter, research and communications director for Barbara Lee Family Foundation, said “women are more politically engaged than ever.”
Hurdles remaining the Democratic presidential primarily, Biden benefited from voter’s concern that a woman might have a harder time beating Trump, said Dittmar, director of research at Rutger’s Center for American Women and politics.