11 states have no women in congress. These candidates are trying to change that
By Carter Sherman,
Kathleen Williams had a ritual for getting through a tough day back when she staffed the Montana Legislature: She’d go visit Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Well, not really. Since Rankin was elected to Congress in 1916 (and died in 1973), she’s not exactly around for a chat. Instead, Williams and a colleague would head to Rankin’s statue at the Montana state Capitol. “Sometimes, we’d go up and we’d just sit with Jeanette’s statute,” Williams explained. “And it somehow had a calming effect.”
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