For just the third time in U.S. history, a woman will be a major party’s #VP nominee. We won’t let the media’s sexist political attacks tear down @KamalaHarris or any other women candidates. Speak out & add your name to the #WeHaveHerBack open letter:
If you want to add your name to our #WeHaveHerBack open letter, join us:
With @KamalaHarris’s selection as a VP nominee, the #WeHaveHerBack campaign has put together a quick reminder for the news media and other opinion leaders about unacceptable types of sexist and racist coverage:
Reporting on “concern” about a woman’s ambition as though the very nature of seeking political office, or any higher job for that matter, is not a mission of ambition.
Reporting on the heritage of Black women or women of color, which perpetuates a willful misunderstanding about who is legitimately “American.”
Reporting on a woman’s looks, weight, tone of voice, attractiveness, or hairstyle while avoiding any similar mention of men.
Reporting on doubts women may not be qualified leaders even when they have experience equal to or exceeding male leaders.