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Political Party with Keli Goff: What’s a Woman’s Issue?

'Political Party with Keli Goff'

Originally Aired: Friday, April 29

Political Party host Keli Goff convenes a panel to talk about the issues that matter to women in the 2016 election

This election season, what issues are at the forefront of women’s minds and which policies are affecting them in ways that never get talked about? Is it even accurate to continue talking about women as a monolithic voting bloc?

Keli Goff, Daily Beast columnist and host of WNYC’s monthly live series, Political Party with Keli Goff, dug deep into these questions during a conversation recorded at The Greene Space last night. Her guests were Vanessa De Luca, editor-in-chief at EssenceEmily Shire, politics editor of, Penny Nance, president at Concerned Women for America, writer Liz O’Donnell and Cosmo Latina founding editor Michelle Mulligan.

“It’s interesting that things are touted as ‘women’s issues’ as if there’s something wrong with appealing to what women care about,” said De Luca. “We should all care about what women care about, because when women thrive our whole communities thrive, particularly in the black community.”

Check out highlights and watch the entire conversation below.

Is there a defining policy issue in this election for women across racial or party lines?

With numbers of single women and those without children continuing to increase, candidates will have to shift how they appeal to female voters.

Will female candidates be set back if Hillary Clinton doesn’t get elected?

Watch the entire conversation:


Part of The NEXT New York Conversation series which brings together changemakers, newsmakers and tastemakers to illuminate relevant topics that are redefining and reshaping our 21st century.

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