Here’s a thing to do: imagine how many women/women of color/people of color would be in elected office if they didn’t have to do additional labor to receive the same result as white men. https://t.co/VfS8oQK0wD
— Kelly Dittmar (@kdittmar) September 3, 2019
CAWP Scholar Kelly Dittmar writes for CNN about women candidates’ need to oversee a traditional campaign in addition to a second one to convince skeptics of their electability. She cites campaign practitioner Priyanka Mantha’s discussion of women having to wage a “concurrent campaign of belief,” which acts as burden to women that white men are less likely to shoulder.