Just two years ago this month, Hillary Clinton made history and became the first-ever woman presidential nominee of a major party. Our hopes were crushed that November, and out of her defeat grew the Resistance—and a record number of women running for office at all levels.
Empowered to push back against the Trump Administration’s assault on reproductive rights, civil rights, environmental safety, and more, women have stepped forward in unprecedented numbers to fight for more seats at the policy-making table.
To mark the two-year anniversary of Hillary’s history-making nomination, we highlight women members of the Hillary for America team who are themselves running for office this cycle.
- Buffy Wicks, former California state director, running for State Assembly;
- Alessandra Biaggi, deputy operations director for HFA, running for New York state Senate;
- Jessica Morse, Douglas County, CO field organizer, running for US House in California;
- Talley Sergent, West Virginia state director, running for US House in West Virginia.
Let Hillary’s legacy be not just a historic number of women running for office—but winning.
When we first launched WomenCount in 2008, women made up 18 percent of Congress and the US ranked 89th in the world in the number of women in elected office. Ten years later, women make up only 20 percent of Congress, and the US has dropped to 104th in the world in the number of women in elected office. We must reverse this trend. It’s time.
Support the HFA Slate of women running for office, and then share it with your friends. Or visit WomenCount.org to find a slate of candidates that resonates with you. These women need our help to cross the finish line.