Women Break Barriers in 2018 Election Season

 

Much of 2018 has been focused on the recent primary elections. However, women have truly paved the way for gender equality this election season. There have been a record number of ‘firsts’ all throughout the country, and much of this has largely been caused by women who don’t stand for our country's current political state. Many states will have to decide whether or not to elect their first women to political office, and others are welcoming women of color to Congress. More notably, there were about 234 women who won their U.S House primaries this year. This record-breaking number gives hope to the many women who long for change in the U.S.

For Further Reading:

If you’d like to read more about how women of color are breaking boundaries in the world of politics, feel free to read an interesting Vox article here.

Discussion Question:

Name a woman in your community who has made strides for political change. How can others learn from her?

 

Action Item:

In order to become more politically informed throughout this campaign season, it is important to familiarize yourself with local candidates and understand how their policies can affect our community. This is something that most people take for granted, but it has a tremendous impact on local legislation and even federal matters. So be sure to research the people representing your community and decide whether they should keep their jobs or not. And most importantly, get out and vote!    



 

 

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