Mass retirements mean more women in Congress

32 members of Congress have announced their plans to retire in 2018, 28 of whom are men. Women are running in nearly every congressional race where an incumbent man is retiring, presenting American voters with a historic opportunity to make significant gains for gender parity in Congress.


Two Millennial Women Could Become the Voice of a Generation in Congress

The average age of a member of Congress is 58 years old, but that hasn’t dissuaded two millennial Democrats, Sara Jacobs in California’s 49th District, and Abby Finkenauer in Iowa’s 1st District from running for Congress this year. Both 28 years old, Jacobs and Finkenauer would be the youngest members of Congress if elected.