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). In her election bid, she strongly encouraged other women to follow in her footsteps. Many reporters brought up studies showing that women need to be encouraged to run, she firmly stated to not wait for someone to tell you—just do it.

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Discussion Question

What are some things that you can do to inspire women to take your lead?

Action Item

Think of one thing you’re hesitant about doing. Something as simple as taking on a new hobby or standing up for yourself. Stop waiting for someone to give you the green light. Start to think of ways to simply jump into the things that may seem scary, but are worth it in the end.

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