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#WhyImRunning: Melanie Scheible for Nevada State Senate

By Melanie Scheible Now is the time to start building the next generation of progressive leaders, and I want to be one of them.  It is imperative that our government be comprised of people from a variety of backgrounds, professions, and ideologies. In other words, there is not a single or “right” path to political office. I was inspired to run at a young age by my parents who taught me...


#WhyImRunning: Kriss Marion for Wisconsin State Office-District 17

  By Kriss Marion I believe in the fundamental viability and value of rural communities. That's why I'm running for Wisconsin State Senate in District 17. I have a vision that family farms, small local schools, rural hospitals, pristine natural resources, Main Street mom-and-pop shops and our small-town way of life can survive and even thrive. But for that to happen, we need new lead...


#WhyImRunning: Rachel Prusak – We Need More Nurses at the Table in Government

  By Rachel Prusak For more than twenty years I have worked as a nurse serving communities across the country, from inner city New York to rural Hawaii.  Once I finally settled in Oregon, I specialized in primary, palliative and hospice care serving homebound elderly community members. My experiences informed by interest in the healthcare debate and the political events of 2016 for...


It’s Time For Women to Step Up: #WhyImRunning for a seat in the Nevada State Assembly

  By Lesia Romanov Born and raised in Nevada, I am a product of the Clark County School District. I attended high school at the historic Las Vegas High School just blocks from the world-renowned Fremont Street. Attending college at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) was a dream for me. I had never imagined that I could attend college, let alone, earn a degree. At the time, I didn’...


#WhyImRunning: Claudette Williams for PA House 176th District

  I am Claudette Williams, a candidate running for PA House 176th District. I am a retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major with 30 years of military service. I have achieved the rank of Sergeant Major, which is a position held by the highest enlisted members of the U.S. Army and which is a Rank attained by fewer than one percent of the U.S. Army.  I am the Mt. Pocono Borough Council...


#WhyImRunning for Chittenden County State’s Attorney in Vermont

  By Sarah F. George When I was in law school, I was exposed to the injustices within our criminal justice system. I was appalled at the systemic racism and implicit bias that plagued our system from start to finish.  From our policing, charging decisions, bail requests, resolutions, and incarceration decisions, to our treatment of addiction and mental health as a criminal problem rath...


Mikie Sherrill for U.S. House – NJ-11

  I took my first oath to serve the United States of America when I was 18. My grandfather was a pilot in World War II, and ever since I was a little girl, it had been my dream to serve as a pilot, just like him. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, I served as a helicopter pilot for nearly 10 years, flying missions across Europe and the Middle East. When I returned to the United St...


We Need Solutions

  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. ...


Why I’m Running – Yvette Simpson

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 – Stacey Abrams

  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 ...


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