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I'm With Her: Supporting Female Politicians

Mar. 7, 2017
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"Development without democracy is improbable. Democracy without women is impossible." - Madeleine K. Albright

In 2016, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated by a major party to run for President of the United States. Although her political legacy broke through borders and placed a permanent crack in the glass ceiling, women have yet to break through. 

Today, within the House of Representatives, women only hold 83 out of 435 seats. In the Senate, they hold just 21 out of 100 seats. Women make up an estimated 22.4% of the state senate and 25.7% of the state house. Within the United States, 23.7% of statewide elected executive officers are women. 

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As history and evidence have shown us, women seem to be the only ones in congress who engage in reasoned, bipartisan discussions. They challenge uncomfortable issues that others have chosen to ignore and push for peace and equality for all. Statistically, female politicians are more likely to raise issues of change and inequality and show compassion for universal causes and cultures. At the current progression rate of our country, men and women will not reach political equality until the year 2080.  

Of the many obstacles for female politicians to overcome, money is at the very top. On average, a political campaign can cost anywhere between 13 thousand to 15 million, an amount that prevents many women from ever campaigning.  

With the setback of the current election and the chaotic divide of our country, it is now more important than ever to get involved with supporting our upcoming female representatives. In 2018, there will be 25 contested senate races, which will include seven women. 

Below you will find a list of their names, and each link will take you to their page for donations. 

Debbie Stabenow of Michigan

Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota 

Claire McClaskill of Missouri

Kirsten Gillibrand of New York

Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota

Maria Cantwell of Washington

Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin

Along with directly donating to our female representatives, you can also look into these following organizations which promote the development and lend support to the success of women politicians:

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Emily’s List is an organization that supports getting pro-choice Democratic women into office. With a community larger than 5 million, they have had over 900 election victories. 

Information on how to get involved or to donate can be found here.

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The Women’s Campaign Fund works towards supporting women who are committed to finding common ground solutions for our country. This organization was the first PAC in the country to support women candidates and understand the many challenges that female candidates face. 

Information on how to get involved or to donate can be found here.

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She Should Run inspires women to pursue their political careers and understand the importance of women engaging in public service matters. This organization has encouraged over 100k women to run for office and believe in the leadership of powerful women.

Information on how to get involved or to donate can be found here.

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