Report finds cost of child care in Virginia has risen 7 times more than women's wage growth

“For so many women who are the primary bread-winners and co-breadwinners, the cost of child care is just critical in order for them to maintain the employment that they need in order to support their families,” Kohler said. “If we believe that we need to support women’s employment and the ability of families to support their children, they need to be able to access child care that is both high quality and affordable.”

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Julie Kohler
What’s happening with Virginia women? They have more political capital, but other progress has stalled, new report says

“Those are some of the key findings in a new report from the National Women’s Law Center, which deemed Virginia a “priority state. Virginia, with an election this year, is a very important state. The biggest takeaway is that women are really driving political change in Virginia, and yet when we look at how women are faring in the state, we’re not seeing them placed (as a legislative priority.) We need to highlight that juxtaposition.”

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Julie Kohler
White Women's Complicated Role in the 2018 Midterm Elections

“White women are the largest voting bloc in the United States—they make up 40 percent of overall voters and 59 percent of women voters,” said Julie Kohler, a senior vice president at Democracy Alliance, a network for Democratic donors. “A swing of just a few percentage points can determine an election outcome. And that swing helped propel the blue wave we saw in the House Tuesday night.”

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Women aren't a monolith – and the white women supporting Kavanaugh prove it

“That is not an aberration, it’s the continuation of a long pattern of white women voting Republican,” said Julie Kohler, a senior vice-president for the Democracy Alliance, a network of major progressive political donors, who holds a PhD in family social science and writes about women’s voting patterns for the Nation. A full 69% of Republican women favor confirming Kavanaugh, according to a Morning Consult/Politico poll released earlier this week.

“White women are not by any means a monolithic voting bloc,” Kohler told the Guardian. Rather, they’re profoundly influenced by education, religion and especially marital status.

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