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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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Mia McLeod, Senate District 22

Meet Mia Butler Garrick, House District 79  Launched a winning campaign in two focused weeks  Eight weeks is not a long time.  A quick Google search will tell you eight weeks is the wait before being allowed to donate blood again, or non-expedited QVC shipping, or the time it will take the State Department to …

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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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Does My Vote Really Matter, Though? An Honest Answer To Whether It Counts

So you turned out to vote and your preferred candidate didn’t win. It’s frustrating, we get it. And you’ve heard time and time again that your vote matters, but does it really? There are millions of people out there, and you’re just one person with just one vote. Does that really make any difference? Wouldn’t …

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