2020 was another record-breaking year for women in politics. For the first time in US history, 100 years after women first won the right to vote, Kamala Harris becomes the first Black, South Asian woman Vice President-elect. For women and girls here and around the world her win reaffirms that indeed we can do anything!
There are many, many other winning women to celebrate this week. Vice President Biden’s win was made possible by Jen O’Malley Dillon who is the first woman to manage a winning Democratic presidential campaign.
Women won up and down the ballot in 2020. Republican women made especially meaningful gains flipping six congressional districts red and winning 13 new seats across the U.S., bringing the total number of GOP women in the House to 24. The State of Wyoming elected its first female Senator in Cynthia Lummis.
The 2020 cycle saw female firsts including, New Mexico becoming the first state to have a congressional delegation made up of all women of color and the largest all-women delegation. Sarah McBride will become the highest-ranking openly transgender official in the nation after winning her election in Delaware. And Cori Bush will become the first Black woman to represent Missouri in Congress.
And while there are many concluded races to celebrate, there remain two Senate run-offs in Georgia set to happen in January. These races are vitally important to both parties as the winners will help decide the balance of power in the US Senate.
This #TakeActionTuesday, keep the GOTV going…in Georgia!
- Volunteer – We are looking for volunteers to assist us in voter outreach across the state. If you are willing to mail postcards or call and text voters, sign up to volunteer here. Even just 30 minutes a week can make a difference!
- Research – With so many new faces headed to Congress, now is a great time to read up on your U.S. Representative and Senators! Familiarizing yourself with their stances on legislation and views on policy can help you understand what issues you want to advocate for in your community.
- Donate – Supportthe grassroots education and mobilization AIT does to get women to the polls in every election cycle.
Which winning women are you most excited by? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.