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. This influx of revolutionary women has ignited a sense of inspiration in citizens hoping for change in the US. These historical candidates are presumably a response to the unjust, conservatives ideals that have dominated Congress in the last few years.

For Further Reading

Click here to read about how Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland, the first Native American women elected to Congress, won their seats.

 

Discussion Question

How will an influx of women in Congress realistically affect policies pertaining to women in the US? Will there be more opposition from male politicians?

 

Action Item

Be sure to contact your local state representative and report issues in your community that are affecting women heavily.

 
 

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