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We Need Solutions

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  I'm runnning for NJ State Assembly in District 21, as a first-time candate. One of the reasons I decided to run was to do something about New Jersey's rising cost of living. We must reduce residents' financial burden. I'd like the Garden State to be a place where my children can afford to one day settle down and raise their own families. But to accomplish that, we'd need solutions. ...


I’m Christine Hedges & I’m Running for St. Charles County (MO) Council, District 3.

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    Like many others around the country, I went into mourning on Nov. 9, 2016. I closed all my social media accounts and stopped reading the news. I felt as if my country had betrayed all of the ideals that I thought we held dear. The election was devastating to many, but I later found out that my reaction was not untypical among women, who realized that the election of the cand...


Watch A Movie About My Daughter – Then Write a Letter on Behalf of Yours

I Am Jane Doe

My name is Nacole and I am the mother of one of the girls featured in the movie “I am Jane Doe,” which chronicles the battle that my daughter and I are waging against Backpage.com, the adult classifieds site that for years was part of the Village Voice. My daughter was 15 years old when she made the teenage decision to leave home. What she didn’t choose was what happened next. Which I can...


Why I’m Running – Yvette Simpson

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In UniteWomen.org’s series entitled #WhyImRunning, Yvette Simpson tells us why she decided to run for office.     #WhyImRunning for Mayor of Cincinnati   By: Cincinnati Mayoral Candidate and current City Councilwoman Yvette Simpson     Public service is not a job for me. It is my calling. I believe that my life experiences and struggles prepared me to l...


Why I’m Running – Pam Keith

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  Pam Keith is running for Congress in Florida's 18th District. In UniteWomen.org’s series entitled #WhyImRunning, Pam tells us why she decided to run for office.   Why I'm Running for Congress  by Pam Keith   The moment I knew I had to step up and run for office was watching Marco Rubio give the Republican Response to the 2013 State of the Union. He was sweaty and co...


Why I’m Running – Angie Beem

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  Angie Beem is running for Spokane Valley City Council Position 5. In UniteWomen.org’s series entitled #WhyImRunning, Angie tells us why she decided to run for office.     Why I'm Running by Angie Beem   My name is Angie Beem and I decided to run for City of Spokane Valley Council, Position #5 after seeing Donald Trump mock a disabled reporter. It revealed him to ...


Why I’m Running – Deb Haaland

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A record number of women are running for office. Among them is Deb Haaland who is running for the U.S. House in New Mexico's First District. In UniteWomen.org’s series entitled #WhyImRunning, Deb tells us about her background and why she decided to run for office. Why I'm Running For Congress by Deb Haaland   I was struck by the hope, optimism and supportive words that I rece...


Why I’m Running – Stacey Abrams

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A record number of women are running for office. Among them is Stacey Abrams who is running for Governor in Georgia. In the third of UniteWomen.org’s new series entitled #WhyImRunning, Stacey tells us about her background and why she decided to run for office.   Why I'm Running For the Governor of Georgia by Stacey Abrams   My five siblings and I grew up in Gulfport, M...


Why I’m Running – Tiffini Flynn Forslund

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A record number of women are running for office. Among them is Tiffini Flynn Forslund, who is running for Minnesota's Ward 6 for City Council. In the second of UniteWomen.org’s new series entitled #WhyImRunning, Tiffini tells us about her background and why she decided to run for office.     I have Awakened and Am Unapologetically Black  So I am running for Minneapolis City ...


Why I’m Running – Linda Weber

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  A record number of women are running for office. Among them is Linda Weber, who is running for Congress in New Jersey's 7th District. In the first of UniteWomen.org's new series entitled #WhyImRunning, she tells us about her background and why she decided to run for office. Linda announced her candidacy this Mother's Day on AM-Joy with Joy Reid.   "Like many Americans, and...


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