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15 Women in U.S. Politics You Should Know About Right Now

The political landscape in the United States is always evolving as administrations change and the White House looks forward to a new crop of faces. One notable trend in that ever-evolving landscape has been the emergence of women running for office in the last decade: women who are ready to make a change and have their voices heard. The 2018 midterm elections established an exciting incoming freshman crop of leaders that included Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic Party, and more and more noteworthy women in U.S. politics have been making their mark every year since.

The uptick of women in elected office isn’t exclusive to the Democratic party. The Republican Party also has rising female stars — along with some veterans that are important to what’s happening in our country right now. Understanding conservative Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s views is important as Roe v. Wade heads back to court for a heated battle, and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem hopes to take her state position and bring it to the national stage in 2024. So, no matter where you fall on the political spectrum, it’s important to know the names and faces that are currently shaking up Washington, D.C. as well as their home states.

And in the spirit of Women’s History Month, it was the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who wisely reminded us all, “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.” So, get to know the women in politics who are making headlines (and decisions) as representatives of our states and our country.

 

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