female candidates

The GOP is now actively holding back gender equality in Congress and beyond.
In 2017, Juli Briskman went for a bike ride and became a symbol for the resistance against Trump. Now, she’s running for public office in 2019.
Meet Deb Haaland, Democratic candidate for New Mexico’s first district and, if elected, the nation’s first Native American woman in Congress.
Liuba Gretchen Shirley explains why campaign finance reform would allow for more regular people to run for office.
Mia Satya relates her lived experience with homelessness to San Francisco's homeless youth crisis.
Marine and Iraq war veteran Maura Sullivan is advocating for common sense background checks.
Democratic candidate Caroline Walker is embracing her story as a recovering alcoholic on the campaign trail.
After receiving violent threats online in connection to Gamergate, Massachusetts Democratic candidate Brianna Wu opens up about treating her PTSD with medical marijuana.
There was a 75 percent increase in women of color among nominees for Congress since 2012, a Reflective Democracy Campaign study shows.
Hadiya Afzal has not yet been a college student without also full-time campaigning for the midterm elections.
Morgan Murtaugh, 26, is disrupting politics by meeting people wherever they are, including tailgates, karaoke and even their front doors.
Brianna Wu is a videogame developer who was targeted by Gamergate after speaking out against misogyny in the gaming industry. Now she’s taking on politics to level the playing field.
Meet Kerri Evelyn Harris, the Air Force veteran from Delaware that ran for Senate against a three-term incumbent. Days after losing her own primary, Kerri hit the streets of New York City with Alexandria Ocasio Cortez to campaign for other progressive Democrats on the eve of their primaries.
Meet Kerri Evelyn Harris, the Air Force veteran from Delaware that ran for Senate against a three-term incumbent. Days after losing her own primary, Kerri hit the streets of New York City with Alexandria Ocasio Cortez to campaign for other progressive Democrats on the eve of their primaries.
Meet Mia Satya, the 27 year-old activist who could be the first openly trans woman elected official in San Francisco.
Meet Amanda Septimo, the 27-year-old South Bronx native running for State Assembly in the poorest congressional district in the US. Her run for office is nothing if not personal, inspired not by years of political neglect and failed legislation in her community. At a moment where the progressive party has the spotlight in New York City, Amanda is hoping that the systemic poverty plaguing her district becomes part of the outrage.
Liuba Grechen Shirley, Congressional candidate and mom to two young kids, successful petitioned the Federal Elections Commission to use campaign funds for child care.
In 2014, Kellyanne Conway wondered when male politicians would receive the same scrutiny for their appearance as female candidates.
A century ago, instead of debating the merits of a female candidate, women were fighting for suffrage itself.