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Working to Ensure the ‘Year of the Woman’ Is More Than Just One Year

The New York Times More than a month after Election Day, a group of women is still going door to door in and around Atlanta looking for people who do not typically vote. They plan to continue at least until the State Legislature resumes in mid-January, to try to build opposition to restrictive voting laws. …

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We the People: Your Freshmen Congresswomen Recite the Preamble to the Constitution

Elle On November 6, 2018, 35 new women were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, making this incoming class the most diverse by race and gender in the body’s 230-year history. They join nearly 70 women incumbents, resulting in over 100 women representatives. To commemorate the milestone, ELLE.com captured 27 of these Congresswomen-Elect reciting …

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Shirley Chisholm’s Birthday Gift: Support Black Women Candidates

Center for American Women and Politics  Fifty years to the day that Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress, five new Black women won seats in the U.S. House. In January, they will join 17 other incumbent Black women representatives, two Black women delegates, and one Black woman senator to …

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