Record-breaking numbers of women running for office this November!!!

In 2016, Emily's list got 920 enquiries from women about running for office. In 2018 they got 40,000!

This November, as many as 30 to 40 new female candidates could be elected to the House, making a record-breaking total of 100 women Representatives.

This is fabulous news!

Is there anything more that you can do to support women candidates running for office?

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Why I Vote: Kabo Yang

Kabo Yang, Minnesota Women's Consortium Strong women talk about why they vote to encourage people to get out and vote for the midterm elections. My name is Kabo Yang. I am working with Women's Consortium working to advance gender justice for all women In Minnesota. The reason I vote is because it is my power.

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Why I Vote, Hear UsHeidi Ripplinger
Why I Vote: Reverend Nancy Nord Bence

I am Reverend Nancy Nord Bence. I am the executive director of Protect MN , the independent state based gun violence organization. They want to know why I vote. I vote because if we don’t vote then everything we do to try affect change; all the letters we write, the people we organize, all the trainings we hold and the protests we sponsor, none of that will do any good if we can’t change the people who are currently running Washington and Minnesota. ..

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Hear Us, Why I VoteHeidi Ripplinger
PRESS RELEASE: Power to the Polls

WOMEN'S MARCH MINNESOTA ANNOUNCES POWER TO THE POLLS

9/14/18: St. Paul, MN ---- Power to the Polls: Over the past two years we’ve resisted, persisted and created change, and now it’s time to bring our collective Power to The Polls

On Sep 21st, early voting opens in Minnesota. At that point, it is 45 days until the general election on November 6th. 

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