Two years into the tumultuous Trump presidency, the 2018 midterm election is shaping up to be one of the most important in history as Democrats fight to take back control of the House, Senate or both. Women are running for office in record numbers, and an exciting group of rising stars has emerged — in addition to strong incumbents who may be preparing to launch bids for the presidency.
As of today, women make up just 19.3 percent of the House and 23 percent of the Senate — but that could slowly but surely begin to change starting with the midterms. When women run for office, they're just as likely as men to win.
As we look toward the Nov. 6 election, women are at the forefront of a number of key congressional races. Unsurprisingly, many of them have empowering words of wisdom. These 12 quotes from congressional candidates will inspire you to fight for what's right, and they just as easily apply to our personal lives.