Women In Politics

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A Day In The Life Of Local Politician Kirsten Harris-Talley

"I will say at the intersection of being a woman and black, the amount of expectation and exceptionalism—we should not be burning ourselves out. Folks expect that, but we can reject that—we can say no and take care of ourselves better. I am still working on this, in a collective in activism, you don’t have to hold everything. We have been trying to build that in the campaign."

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What We Spend Is What We Are (...And We Were In Trouble Even Before COVID-19)

"But, for better or worse, numbers can help us to better understand how we got here. They can also help us to better understand how we’ll cope once the crisis has passed." Policy-driven editor, publisher and producer Laicie Heeley is sharing her expertise on our economy in light of the global pandemic.

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On Our Radar: Reads To Bookmark For The Long Weekend Ahead

The articles we are bookmarking to consider, contemplate, and return to next week over the holiday.

Elizabeth D. Herman, a photographer and doctoral candidate in political science, takes Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s portrait on Capitol Hill.

A Conversation On Female Power With Photojournalist Elizabeth Herman

It is no secret that women have been seriously underrepresented in the history books. Photojournalist Elizabeth Herman, however, is out to change this by documenting each woman currently serving in the United States Congress. Herman discusses her experience capturing the electrifying energy of the women of the 116th Congress and the type of empowerment young women deserve to see in their lives, every day.

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Meet the 116th US Congress

The women of the 116th US Congress have come a long way. We're overjoyed and excited for their journey ahead, but we are equally interested to hear about their roots. Read the origin stories of 5 inspirational women we can't wait to see on Capitol Hill.

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Why I Ran For Local Office: It's Personal

Nora Gomez-Strauss shares her personal experiences running for local office, growing closer to her community in the process and how rewarding it can be to engage in politics as a family.

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Vote: It Matters

Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Washington State - we're counting on you to vote today. Not sure what's on the ballot or when your local primary takes place? Check out our calendar of events, issues and sign up for reminders so you don't miss the opportunity to make your voice heard.