Change Is Her(e), A New Initiative For Women in Politics

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Last year more women were sworn into office than ever in history. Women continue to change the world, making our ancestors proud. Moreover, the suffragettes who lead the equality movement are surely smiling from ear to ear. The work is not done, though; instead, it is just the beginning.

Under the slogan “Change is Her(e),” She Should Run, an organization that focuses on convincing women to throw their hats on the ring of politics, hast started a new campaign that focuses on building on past efforts.

The non-profit organization was founded in 2011. Their mission aims to “expand the talent pool of women running for office in the United States by providing community, resources, and growth opportunities for aspiring political leaders.”

The campaign is nationwide and aims to target all women of all races, socioeconomic statuses, and political ideologies to get involved with politics and governmental positions.

Currently, only 27% of women make up for public office positions, even though we make up 51% of the United States population. The hope is that the percentage of women in political positions will increase and represent the population accordingly in the future. 

Erin Loos Cutraro, the CEO and Founder of She Should Run, said in a statement: “With this new campaign, we want to inspire more women to consider running for public office by highlighting the many things they have already done to change other people’s lives.”

2020 tested women’s resilience once again, being the population most laid off from their jobs, particularly BIPOC. However, the obstacles have not broken them, still striving to achieve and move up in life. 

Those who have looked for the country’s betterment and healthcare have been women in congress like Alexandra Ocasio Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Bowman, and Cori Bush. 

To kick start their campaign, She Should Run will be hosting virtual events to engage with women throughout the country. Through networking, access to mentorship, and guidance, the women who partake will be considered to move onto the candidacy phase. 

Nothing but hope is all that’s in store for women and BIPOC. Just the way their initiative goes, ‘if you care, you’re qualified.’