Podcast: Women Bursting into Politics
Jul 30, 2018
Ashley Nickloes, Christine Matthews, and Rebecca Traister speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival in June about a surge of women running for office.
Since 2016, we’ve watched women rack up unprecedented wins in statehouses, city halls, and even Congress — and thousands more are throwing their hats into the ring. How did factors like Donald Trump’s win and #MeToo influence this wave, and why does the movement seem to be taking hold now? Writer Rebecca Traister (All the Single Ladies) leads a discussion with Christine Matthews, president of Bellwether Research and consulting; Ashley Nickloes, a candidate running for a Tennessee Congressional seat; political pollster Celinda Lake; and Michelle De La Isla, mayor of Topeka, Kansas. They talk about the challenges women face as they attempt to make 2018 “The Year of the Woman” in American politics.
The views and opinions of the speakers in the podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Aspen Institute.