American Politics

July 1, 2019 | Tonia Bui

New Project ‘Gender on the Ballot’ Examines Gender Dynamics in the 2020 Election Cycle

Women candidates recently made history by sharing the national presidential debate stage in the 2020 election cycle. With the intersection of gender and politics at play, the big question is whether the characteristics of female candidates make them more viable to win an election. To help answer that question, the Women & Politics Institute at […]

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April 24, 2017 | Tonia Bui

Do You Know Your Political Jargon?

Every political operative acquires a brand new vocabulary while serving on the campaign trail.  If you live and work in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, its even more difficult to avoid the political jargon while at work, on the Metro, and even in restaurants. For those who have taken the political training, found the perfect […]

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February 21, 2017 | Tonia Bui

Run in Politics, Don’t Just March

A peaceful march is only one way of getting your voice heard. After the Women’s March on January 21, 2017, there has been a surge of more women seeking elected office nationwide. Diverse women are now building the groundwork to enable them to run for seats at all levels of government – school board, city council, […]

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March 9, 2016 | Tonia Bui

How Can You Get Out the Vote?

What exactly does it mean to “Get Out the Vote” (GOTV)? For those who are new to campaigning, it simply means helping turnout votes during election time. The GOTV process involves field campaign staff targeting specific blocks of voters by precincts.  Most field strategies are based on election rules and primarily involve voter contact. Voter […]

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February 11, 2016 | Tonia Bui

Meet the Female Political Operatives of Montgomery County:  Anniversary Edition

This month marks the one-year anniversary of Politics Within Politics. Thank you to all of the contributors, supporters, and new fans that have made this project come to life. For this edition, PWP is featuring the amazing women in Montgomery County who serve as political operatives. They continue to serve in leadership capacities and participate […]

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January 7, 2016 | Tonia Bui

A 101 Breakdown On Becoming A Presidential Convention Delegate

Now that it’s 2016, the biggest buzz is around who will win the Democratic and Republican presidential nomination during the primary elections.  The primary election for the state of Maryland is on April 26, 2016. Party convention delegates, who represent each state, play a major role in nominating the presidential candidate for the general election. […]

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December 9, 2015 | Tonia Bui

Give the Gift of Leadership to Change the Face of American Politics

Even though #TuesdayGiving ended earlier this month, the season for giving still continues. For this December, Politics Within Politics (PWP) spotlights the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP). CAWP’s mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women’s participation in politics and government. To achieve its mission, CAWP provides resources to address gender […]

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May 15, 2015 | Tonia Bui

Meet Bel Leong-Hong: National Political Operative and Voice for the Asian American Community

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. To commemorate this time, we honor the Asians Americans who made strides for many communities across the nation. Among them is Belkis Leong-Hong, the Democratic National Committee’s AAPI Caucus Chair. While serving in this leadership role since 2005, she has successfully created 11 Asian American state level […]

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April 13, 2015 | Tonia Bui

Five Ways to Be Politically Involved (Without Running for Office)

Speculations on who will succeed U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski to represent Maryland have been brewing since last month. Mikulski’s retirement opens the door for women leaders such as Congresswoman Donna Edwards (MD-04) to jockey for the seat. Running for office is one way to provide a voice to issues that affect communities and neighborhoods in […]

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