18.02.27 Dash and Women in Elected Office

February 27, 2018
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‘Clueless” To Congress

  • Stacey Dash, aka “Dionne” from the movie Clueless, plans to run for California congressional seat; district, south of LA, includes Compton & parts of Long Beach.
  • Dash, a Republican, filed official paperwork with slogan “Dash to DC” joins a record number of women running for Congress in 2018.

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Record Run For Office

“At latest count, 431 women were running for or were likely to run for the House nationwide a 339 Democrats and 92 Republicans. At this point in 2016, there were fewer than half that: 212. Likewise, 50 women are running for or likely to run for Senate, compared with 25 at this point in 2016.”

NPR: Read Article

Women Candidates: 2018

Senate:A “increases in number of female incumbents & challengers of both parties account for the rise in women’s candidacies.”

House:A “surge of women candidates is concentrated almost entirely among Democratic challengers.”

Rutgers University

Women In America:

By The Numbers

More than half the population (51%).

Nearly 47% of U.S. workforce.

1 out of 5 representatives in Congress.

Why Are More Women Running? Several factors depending on point-of-view. Read On:

by Jenna Lee,

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