election

midterms

Why It Matters That First-Generation American Women Won Office

“We are an inspiration to our communities, but more importantly, we are the only people we can trust to fight on behalf of our communities.”
Kimberly Lawson
11.7.18
midterms

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Become the First Muslim Women in Congress Ever

Today marks a huge victory for American Muslims—and especially American Muslim women—who have gone vastly unrepresented in our federal government. Tonight, not one, but two Muslim women were elected to Congress for the first time.
Leila Ettachfini
11.7.18
2018 election

6 Women Candidates Who Could Change the Face of Politics Tonight

In the political "Year of the Woman," more women are on the ballot in today's midterm elections than ever before in United States history. Keep an eye on these six candidates whose pivotal races will shape America's future.
Leila Ettachfini
11.6.18
midterms

The Eyes of the World Are on Democratic Candidate Lucy McBath

Georgia's 6th congressional district is a ripe opportunity for Democrats to flip one of the 23 seats they need to regain the House. Democratic candidate Lucy McBath plans to be the one to do it.
Marie Solis
11.5.18
she's running

Women Are Running for Office for Reasons Beyond Trump

In the first episode of VICE News's She's Running series, women candidates like Pearl Kim demonstrate how they're running on platforms that go beyond resisting Trump.
Broadly Staff
10.29.18
politics

5 Women to Watch in Tuesday's Primary Elections

Eight states are holding primary elections tonight. Candidates like Deb Haaland and Tanzie Youngblood could stand to make history.
Kimberly Lawson
6.5.18
politics

How Much Progress We Actually Made Getting Women Elected in 2017

In 2017, women still only represented about 20 percent of Congress. But with scores of women running for office, many for the first time, 2018 looks promising.
Kimberly Lawson
12.29.17
You Know Who Rules?

Andrea Jenkins on Her Remarkable Year Making and Preserving Trans History

The first black, openly trans woman in US history to win elected office also spent 2017 spearheading the University of Minnesota's Transgender Oral History Project.
Katelyn Burns
12.18.17
politics

13 Historic Victories for Women and LGBT Candidates This Election Day

Meet the newly elected public officials bringing much-needed diversity to the United States political system.
Linda Yang
11.8.17
LGBT

Watching Danica Roem Make History for Trans People Like Me

I stood in a bar in Virginia with Roem as she became the first openly trans person elected to a state house. "To every person who's ever been singled out, who's ever been stigmatized, who's ever been the misfit... this one's for you."
Diana Tourjée
11.8.17
politics

The Women Politicians Who Spent the Last Year Fighting Back Against Trump

We look back on how women in Congress defended the US against some of the Trump administration's most harmful policies.
Linda Yang
11.8.17
politics

Theresa May Cut a Deal with an Anti-Abortion, Anti-Gay Marriage Party

Thanks to the shock UK election results, the Conservatives don't have a ruling majority in Parliament. So they've made a pact with the Devil.
Sirin Kale and Zing Tsjeng
6.9.17
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