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Senator Joni Ernst Inspires Women To Run For Office While Announcing Her Campaign Run

Senator Joni Ernst has just confirmed her re-election bid for 2020, and she is telling others to join her in the fight. “Bring it on,” she proclaimed to reporters last Friday. Ernst is credited as the first Iowa woman elected to Congress, and was recently elected as vice chairwoman of the Senate Republican office (and is the first woman to hold this position since 2010)

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Mexico’s New Government Brings Abortion Rights Into Question

With the impending government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a left-wing candidate, many have speculated how abortion rights will be affected in his time as president. This is partly because Olga Sanchez Cordero, his future interior minister, received both praise and criticism after her publicized support for abortion rights. Her support sparked controversy from conservative candidates because Lopez Obrador did not actively support this.

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Federal Judge Reverses Strict Abortion Ban in Mississippi

In a turn of events, a federal judge struck down a Mississippi abortion ban that would prohibit any abortion after 15 weeks, explicitly stating that this ban is unlawful for women in the state. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves carried out the action and stated that this ban was a subtle attempt to dismantle Roe Vs. Wade, which is under constant pressure to be torn down from conservative lawmakers.

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Can Quotas Help Combat Women's Underrepresentation in U.S. Government?

During this election season, many revolutionary women were elected to the House. However, these women only make up one quarter of the entire population in Congress. Researchers have speculated that establishing a quota may be the answer to resolving gender equity for female politicians in the U.S., but some are critical of this idea, believing that representation in the House is largely dependent on whoever is in charge to begin with.

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The Kind of Women We Need In Congress

In an opinion article from the Washington Post, columnist Alexandra Petri discussed the importance of having women in government because they help elevate the economic, social, and political state of other women. However, according to Petri, women such as Nancy Pelosi have done little in the fight for justice, and we need new faces who will truly change the tides for gender discourse in this country.

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Women Making Strides In 2018 Midterm Election Season

In last week’s midterm election, there were a number of ‘firsts’ for various female political candidates. For example, female candidates such as Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland became the first Native American women to be elected to Congress. Other candidates have become the first female senators in their predominantly conservative states, such as Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee.

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Nancy Pelosi Urges More Women Enter Political Office

Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to be recognized as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, originally left her mark in Washington by inspiring more and more women to enter the political realm. In a recent Forbes article, she urges more women to run for political office based on her past experience in that a male-dominated world and asserts that there is beauty in a diverse government.

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