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Currently, women comprise less than 20% of the United States Congress despite the fact that over 50% of the American population is women. Of the 22 women serving in the U.S. Senate, one wasn’t even elected to the office; rather, Minnesota Senator Tina Smith was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton after Al Franken was forced to resigned. In 2016, along with Hillary Clinton’s Electoral College loss to a self-professed serial sexual assaulter, the U.S. made no progress whatsoever in electing more women to Congress. It’s a sad state of affairs.
But hope is not lost. A record number of women are running for Congress in 2018, and with a blue wave likely coming in November, we may see the demographics of Congress shift drastically in just a few months.
Many organizations are working hard to ensure that women are fairly represented at all levels of government. One of them is Project 100, which aims to get 100 progressive women in Congress by 2020, the same year Democrats hope to unseat sexual predator Donald Trump.
Project 100 Executive Director and Co-Founder Danielle Gram joined us on the podcast to discuss the Project 100 movement, how Project 100 is fighting for all women, including LGBTQ women and women of color, and the systemic barriers to women running for office in the two-party system.