The Gender of Politics:
How (And How Much) Will Women Influence Election 2000?

Tuesday, April 18th
9:30 am – 11:15 am
Broadway Millennium Hotel
44th and Broadway, New York City

9:30 am Registration

9:40 am Welcome/Introductions

    Tina Hoff, Director of Public Health Information and Communications, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

9:45 am The Gender of Politics: How (And How Much) Will Women Influence Election 2000?

Who Is the “Woman Voter?” What Issues Does “She” Care About?

  • Mollyann Brodie, PhD, Vice President and Director of Public Opinion and Media Research, Kaiser Family Foundation, will give an overview of how pollsters identify “women voters” and the issues women care about this year, including health care.

Election 2000 Predictions: What Do Women Want? How Will They Get It?

  • Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, CEO and President, The Polling Company, has advised Republican candidates including Jack Kemp, Newt Gingrich, and former Vice President Dan Quayle. She has served as a political analyst for CNN and appears as a commentator on ABC’s Good Morning America, Fox News, and MSNBC. Her corporate clients include Philip Morris, The Wall Street Journal, and Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories.
  • Anna Greenberg, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, is working on a long-term research project on gender and politics and consulting to on its election-related polling.

Where Are the Women Candidates? What Happened to “Women’s Issues?” And What About Abortion?

  • Kelli Conlin, Executive Director, NARAL/New York, will discuss the current crop of women candidates; whether female officeholders are “better” for women; and the findings of her group’s “women’s monitor.”

Voter Education and Outreach: How Can You Learn More About the Issues? The Candidates?

  • Timothy F. Mooney, Vice President, Political Affairs,, will talk about the range of places voters can go for more information about issues and the candidates. He will also discuss new voter education and outreach efforts.

11:00 am Discussion and Q & A

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