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NewsApril 9, 2021

April 9: Faculty Research, Policy Engagement and News

10 features from the week 

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April 5, 2021

Why women are suffering the biggest career losses during the pandemic

If the trend continues, advocates warn it could wipe out decades of gains.

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Media MentionApril 1, 2021

Why women are suffering the biggest career losses during the pandemic

As of January, federal labor statistics showed that more than 2.3 million women had left the workforce since COVID-19 first hit the U.S., plummeting their labor force participation rate (those working or looking for work) to its lowest level since 1988. Women of color have been hit especially hard. In December, for example, the U.S. economy lost 227,000 net jobs: More than 86 percent of them were held by women, the majority of whom were Black and Latinx.

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NewsMarch 26, 2021

March 26: Faculty Research, Policy Engagement and News

10 features from the week 

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NewsJanuary 29, 2021

Applications open for LBJ Women's Campaign School

In 2021, more women than ever before are serving in elected office, and Americans saw the first woman and first woman of color sworn in as vice president. However, women still make up less than 30% of elected officials nationwide, and only 26% of the state legislature in Texas. That’s why the LBJ Women's Campaign School recently opened applications for its eight-month virtual program, which trains women to run for elected office or become campaign managers.

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January 20, 2021

'Es momento para empezar un capítulo nuevo': analista habla de su optimismo ante el Gobierno de Biden

Victoria DeFrancesco, analista política, dice que "entramos heridos" a la toma de posesión de Joe Biden, pero asegura sentirse optimista ante la nueva administración. "Nos va a permitir como país sanar estas heridas," agregó.

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Media MentionJanuary 19, 2021

Latinos in the Biden administration shoulder high expectations, urgency to undo Trump policies

Obama White House veterans Julie Chávez Rodriguez and Adrian Saenz are heading back to Pennsylvania Avenue this week with a sense of urgency and a feeling of starting from scratch.

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Media MentionJanuary 12, 2021

Biden stays out of sight while Trump runs a MAGA victory lap, both sending a message

President-elect Joe Biden made himself scarce on purpose Tuesday, while President Trump denied responsibility for the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol carried out in his name and set off for a kind of anti-immigration victory romp along the Texas border.

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Media MentionJanuary 7, 2021

Lessons from Capitol storming: Words matter, and time's up for Electoral College

Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto tells the Standard how political theater has consequences, and that the electoral college is "on the chopping block."

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NewsDecember 17, 2020

2020 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Alejandra Castillo (MPAff '98) and Lauren Rose (MPAff '10) talk about using LBJ's lessons in public service

Two public affairs graduates were honored as outstanding alumni of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin on Dec. 14. Alejandra Castillo, (MPAff '98), president and CEO of the YWCA, is the recipient of the school’s highest alumni honor, the Distinguished Public Service Award (DPSA). Lauren Rose (MPAff '10), public policy director at the Texas Network of Youth Services, is the recipient of the Rising Leader Award (RLA).

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