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Thu Mar 23, 2017, 05:32 PM

The future is female: Over 10,000 women sign up to run for office

Democratic women are turning their loss last November into action. In the few months since the election, thousands of them have made plans to run for office themselves, proving that the resistance is female — and so is the future.



Source: Shareblue, by Alison R. Parker  Note: Maxine Waters loves Shareblue! 

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Since the November election, over 10,000 Democratic women have contacted EMILY’s List with the desire to run for office themselves. As Stephanie Schriock, the organization’s president, noted in a statement, “Over ten thousand women isn’t a ripple — it’s a wave.” She noted that these numbers are “a testament to the energy, determination, and resistance we’ve seen from Day One of Donald Trump’s presidency.”

Indeed, women have made their readiness to fight back against the Trump administration, and Trump himself, loud and clear — from the public sphere to within the halls of Congress, where Democratic women’s wins in November have made this the most diverse Congress in U.S. history.

It is heartening for those in the resistance to see so many women inspired by those wins, rather than being demoralized by the still-painful shock of Trump’s election. As Schriock further declared:

"For women, running for office is a direct response to the dangerous agenda pushed by a president and Republican Party determined to turn back the clock on women’s progress. Women everywhere are alarmed at the GOP’s attacks on their health care, on immigrant families, on refugees, on the environment, and on their economic security. In working with EMILY’s List, these thousands of women are fighting to ensure their voices are heard at decision-making tables in communities across the country. Republicans everywhere should sit up and take notice – because this is only the beginning."

The election may be in the past, but the future is still wide open. And Democratic women across the nation are ready to take the lead.

http://shareblue.com/the-future-is-female-over-10000-women-sign-up-to-run-for-office/

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Reply The future is female: Over 10,000 women sign up to run for office (Original post)
yallerdawg Mar 2017 OP
lame54 Mar 2017 #1
yallerdawg Mar 2017 #7
shenmue Mar 2017 #2
Achilleaze Mar 2017 #3
msongs Mar 2017 #4
yallerdawg Mar 2017 #6
NCTraveler Mar 2017 #11
ismnotwasm Mar 2017 #5
sheshe2 Mar 2017 #8
yallerdawg Mar 2017 #10
sheshe2 Mar 2017 #12
Wounded Bear Mar 2017 #9
oberliner Mar 2017 #13
yallerdawg Mar 2017 #14
oberliner Mar 2017 #15
yallerdawg Mar 2017 #16
Turn CO Blue Mar 2017 #17

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 05:33 PM

1. no republicans i hope

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Response to lame54 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 06:59 PM

7. This article is about Democrats and Emily's List.

Yes, no Republicans.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 05:33 PM

2. Yes

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 05:33 PM

3. Excellent!

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 06:34 PM

4. sign to run vs actually. run update us next fall. nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 06:58 PM

6. THAT'S your comment?

Kind of glass half empty, isn't it?

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 07:47 PM

11. One can pose significance without the other. Nt

 

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 06:35 PM

5. K&R

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 07:37 PM

8. Hell yes!



Great news, yallerdawg!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 07:44 PM

10. She said:

it still hurts so bad - everyday

“Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that, yes, the future is female.”


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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 07:48 PM

12. She is 100% correct!



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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 07:40 PM

9. Sounds good to me...



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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 07:51 PM

13. And yet the Freedom Caucus is made up entirely of males

 

And they are attempting to determine what rights women should have with respect to heath care.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 07:59 PM

14. The US Congress has never looked like America.

Particularly the Republican side!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 08:04 PM

15. Things have been getting better on the Democratic Party side

 

Numbers have been steadily increasing. California deserves special mention.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 08:27 PM

16. Once you notice it (again and again and again)...

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 08:30 PM

17. Excellent start. There are 51,000 elected offices in this country. MORE WOMEN PLZ. n/t



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