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VoteRunLead Women Win, Make History, and are Everywhere!

November 9, 2017
The election results from November 7, 2017, are really exciting - and encouraging for women. In early results, 45 women trained to run for state and local office by VoteRunLead were on the ballot from Kansas to Minnesota to New York! And they’re making history! Thirty-one women who trained with...
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5 Reasons to Vote for the Women You’ve Never Heard Of

November 7, 2017
Originally published on Medium, Monday, November 5 / Election Day 2017 is today, Tuesday, November 6 Tomorrow, voters in small towns across America, in 59 of the 100 largest cities, and in thirty-three states will head to the polls and elect new leaders who will make choices that affect our...
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Voting Rights and Women

August 23, 2017
When Margie Mueller, 85, went to her local Plymouth, Wis., polling site last Election Day, she was turned away because her driver’s license had expired. She was told she could go to the Department of Motor Vehicles in Sheboygan, Wis., to get a new, valid ID. That wasn’t going to happen; Sheboygan...
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Not ready to run for elected office? Practical tips on how you can still help!

May 26, 2017
Traditional gender roles die hard. Recently, the Barbara Lee Family Foundation shared new research on how women candidates can talk about their families and their personal lives on the campaign trail. What we learned: Voters still question how women can serve constituents and take care of family...
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#YesWeCan and #YesWeDid – Say farewell & thank-you to the Obamas!

January 13, 2017
Submit your very own thank-you note to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. We'll deliver it to the White House before they leave office!
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After the Storm

November 29, 2016
One bright afternoon of this August in our neighborhood playground, an older child—probably 5 or 6 years old— threatened my 3-year-old son, saying “Trump will kick you out of here when he becomes President.” That was the first time my son learned about the election. We didn't talk about it at home...
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MomsRising on President-Elect Trump’s Appointments

November 29, 2016
Taken together, President-Elect Trump’s appointments to date present a significant threat to our democracy, to the people of our country, and to our economy: · Rep. Tom Price , nominated for Secretary of Health and Human Services, has made dismantling the Affordable Care Act a landmark goal of his...
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The Emboldened Political Landscape

November 21, 2016
Without a doubt, our nation is divided, and it should no less, encourage us to love, unite, and make small efforts of kindness, a daily act upon which we show the next generation resilience. As a school district employee, I strive to foster the conditions for this kindness, in order to nourish the...
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Conversation resources for post-election gatherings

November 18, 2016
How are you doing after this chaotic, exhausting, rollercoaster of an election? We’re hearing from many MomsRising members who are still reeling and looking for community and ways to be engaged. We’re hearing that they feel an urgency to meet and connect in person with others in order to take stock...
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Talking to Our Kids about the Elections: Five Suggestions based on the Golden Rule

November 15, 2016
The US election results came as a shock to my teenage daughters: they cried, and once their tears had dried, they had a lot of questions for me. My 17-year-old and 19-year-old said they had decided that it was time for them to get more involved: this came as a real surprise to me in the case of my...
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