Written By: Mary Lucas 

Women candidates made historical progression the midterms at every level of government. Nine women who were elected governor in the 2018 elections, which matched the highest number of women to serve as governor simultaneously that was set in 2004 and then in 2007, according to the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP). A total of 16 women ran for governor in 2018 general elections, including four incumbents.  Though dubbed the “Year Of The Woman,” some female candidates were inevitably defeated, though that doesn’t mean that hope is lost for them. These Are All The Women Elected To Congress In 2018

The number of black women who won in 2018, and the even greater number of black women who ran, shows that with the support of voters, black women are converting electoral power into political power. The black women who won and ran in 2018 spoke about expanding access to health care and improving public education but didn’t shy away from frank discussions of race, which responds to the needs and concerns of black voters.  (Vox

On election night a remarkable victory for black women judges was made in Texas. All 19 Harris County candidates won their elections, and their wins. The Harris County candidates’ successes could improve the more significant representation of women of color in judicial seats as well.

The 2018 midterms were the first national referendum on the patriarchy that has existed for so long in this country, of which Trump holds the most power. This means that, including the ongoing national reckoning around the Kavanaugh Hearing & the #MeToo movement and a mostly white, cishet male power and privilege structure that protects perpetrators, there will finally be more representation in Congress to check Trump’s Cabinet and their Kavanaugh was confirmed & that decision was in the hands of the mostly Republican Judiciary Committee, which are mostly. White, cishet male figures And on Election Day,  the majority of American voters delivered their assessment of that decision and elected the most diverse and female Congress in American history. The vote Tuesday was a rejection of the patriarchy that allows for perpetrators the ability to not be held accountable for their actions. The midterm outcome came with an inspiring message: women are going to lead us into the future, and we aren’t going to wait for permission. This last year, women have been stepping forward to tell their truths, to run for office, and to win. Women have stood up to the misogyny, bigotry, and discord that Trump’s presidential leadership has encouraged. Election Day showed that women wouldn’t just reject the racist and misogynistic rhetoric that has been accepted in Trump’s Presidency.

 

The average age of Congress will now be a DECADE younger, as well as the most racially diverse in history, according to the Hill, and include more female lawmakers than ever before.

Many Democratic candidates made history during Tuesday’s midterm elections, but we still have a lot of progress to make to achieve equal gender representation in politics, Election night results will push the total number of women higher than ever before. Democratic victories were among the largest broken among female candidates.

 

Some ‘Firsts’ for women were:

  • In New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress
  • Lou Leon Guerrero became the First woman governor of Guam.
  • Sharice David and Deb Haaland became the first Native American women to be elected to Congress.
  • Ayanna Pressley and Jahana Hayes were elected as the first black women to represent Massachusetts and Connecticut, respectively, in Congress.
  • Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim women to be elected to federal office.
  • Kyrsten Sinema makes history as the first bisexual member of U.S. Senate

The 2018 midterm elections were a significant victory for the Democratic Party.. 2018 marked the first time in United States history that the American people elected over 100 women to the House of Representatives. I only hope that women, women of color, and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ are looking towards 2020 with a clear vision of what they want for the future of politics. 

Women candidates made historical progression the midterms at every level of government. Nine women who were elected governor in the 2018 elections, which matched the highest number of women to serve as governor simultaneously that was set in 2004 and then in 2007, according to the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP). A total of 16 women ran for governor in 2018 general elections, including four incumbents.  Though dubbed the “Year Of The Woman,” some female candidates were inevitably defeated, though that doesn’t mean that hope is lost for them. These Are All The Women Elected To Congress In 2018

The number of black women who won in 2018, and the even greater number of black women who ran, shows that with the support of voters, black women are converting electoral power into political power. The black women who won and ran in 2018 spoke about expanding access to health care and improving public education but didn’t shy away from frank discussions of race, which responds to the needs and concerns of black voters.  ( Vox) 

On election night a remarkable victory for black women judges was made in Texas. All 19 Harris County candidates won their elections, and their wins. The Harris County candidates’ successes could improve the more significant representation of women of color in judicial seats as well.

The 2018 midterms were the first national referendum on the patriarchy that has existed for so long in this country, of which Trump holds the most power. This means that, including the ongoing national reckoning around the Kavanaugh Hearing & the #MeToo movement and a mostly white, cishet male power and privilege structure that protects perpetrators, there will finally be more representation in Congress to check Trump’s Cabinet and their Kavanaugh was confirmed & that decision was in the hands of the mostly Republican Judiciary Committee, which are mostly. White, cishet male figures And on Election Day,  the majority of American voters delivered their assessment of that decision and elected the most diverse and female Congress in American history. The vote Tuesday was a rejection of the patriarchy that allows for perpetrators the ability to not be held accountable for their actions. The midterm outcome came with an inspiring message: women are going to lead us into the future, and we aren’t going to wait for permission. This last year, women have been stepping forward to tell their truths, to run for office, and to win. Women have stood up to the misogyny, bigotry, and discord that Trump’s presidential leadership has encouraged. Election Day showed that women wouldn’t just reject the racist and misogynistic rhetoric that has been accepted in Trump’s Presidency.

 

The average age of Congress will now be a DECADE younger, as well as the most racially diverse in history, according to the Hill, and include more female lawmakers than ever before.

Many Democratic candidates made history during Tuesday’s midterm elections, but we still have a lot of progress to make to achieve equal gender representation in politics, Election night results will push the total number of women higher than ever before. Democratic victories were among the largest broken among female candidates.

 

Some ‘Firsts’ for women were:

  • In New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress
  • Lou Leon Guerrero became the First woman governor of Guam.
  • Sharice David and Deb Haaland became the first Native American women to be elected to Congress.
  • Ayanna Pressley and Jahana Hayes were elected as the first black women to represent Massachusetts and Connecticut, respectively, in Congress.
  • Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim women to be elected to federal office.
  • Kyrsten Sinema makes history as first bisexual member of U.S. Senate

 

The 2018 midterm elections were a significant victory for the Democratic Party.. 2018 marked the first time in United States history that the American people elected over 100 women to the House of Representatives. I only hope that women, women of color, and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ are looking towards 2020 with a clear vision of what they want for the future of politics. 

Women Of Color Make History in Midterms

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