We all agree: Our Candidates are Changing the Face of Congress
Our feminist friends at Jezebel just asked if four of our women candidates could change the face of Congress -- and the answer, of course, is a resounding “YES!”
Jezebel reminded us all that, while we were finishing up our undergrad and struggling to pay rent at 21 years old, Tulsi Gabbard was busy serving as the youngest-ever elected female state legislator in American history -- and she hasn’t stopped moving up the political ladder. After two tours of duty in Iraq, she’s running for Congress in Hawaii’s 2nd district at the ripe old age of 31. This rising star is pro-choice, pro-small business and pro-banking reform.
Meanwhile, if Grace Meng is elected to New York’s District 6 Congressional seat, she’ll be the first Asian American to represent New York in Congress . She’s already fighting the war on women from the New York State Assembly. And of course, as Jezebel said, she’s stood up to Rush Limbaugh -- which means she’s ready to take on his pals in Congress.
Kelda Roys was also praised for her unadulterated awesomeness. Jezebel writes, “At 33, [Roys] is running on an unapologetically pro-choice platform and as an ‘expert on women’s health policy.’ About time – the knuckleheads currently writing regulations on the female body can’t even bring themselves to say ‘vagina.’” Kelda is an alum of the EMILY’s List Political Opportunity Program and is running for Congress in Wisconsin’s 2nd district.
And last, but certainly not least, Jezebel applauded Kyrsten Sinema for her tireless work to protect civil rights. As Jezebel said, “she’s been a four-term bastion of sanity in Arizona’s perpetual whirlwind of WTF,” standing up for choice and the rights of veterans in the face of Governor Jan Brewer’s far right agenda.
Thanks, Jezebel, for this awesome coverage of four of our amazing candidates. We’re sure there will be more of it to come, as our women continue to make history and shake up the political playing field.