Christine Stapleton in Palm Beach Post, June 24, 2019:
The kickoff of the presidential debate season in Miami on Wednesday marks a giant leap for womankind in the campaign arena.
Not only are there more women in the presidential race than ever before, but the Democratic National Committee has made an unprecedented requirement that there be women moderators at all 12 DNC sanctioned 2020 debates.
“The DNC is committed to an inclusive and fair debate process,” DNC senior adviser Mary Beth Cahill told Refinery29 in May. “That means that all 12 DNC-sanctioned debates will feature a diverse group of moderators and panelists including women and people of color, ensuring that the conversations reflect the concerns of all Americans.”