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Women of Color Making Election History

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Women's Self Empowerment in American Politics
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With just a few months until the midterms, there is dramatic potential this year to elect a record number of women to office, including many women of color. There is also a great opportunity for women of color to not only elect these leaders, but to take back this country by turning traditionally red states blue.  The women of color running for office this year (over 400 black women!) — and those who stand ready to usher them into office — have been the strongest opponents to Pres. Trump and his agenda. The number of women of color eligible to vote has increased 55% from 2000 to 2014, while the number of white women eligible to vote has increased less than 6%. Tap into the power of women of color, support their leadership, and we could transform the political landscape for generations to come.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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