Thinking of running in 2020? Lessons learned from women who ran for congress in 2018

Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post

 Back
July 11, 2019

Thinking of running in 2020? Lessons learned from women who ran for congress in 2018

Source:

By Julie Dolan and Paru Shah,

There’s a great deal of excitement leading up to the 2020 elections, in part because of the unprecedented numbers of women running for President.

But candidates are also making history elsewhere, more quietly and largely outside of the purview of the media.  Hundreds of women are running for Congress. Again.

Maybe you’re thinking of running?

Maybe you’re feeling unsatisfied with current policies, and you believe our elected bodies should look more like the people they serve?

The good news is that filing deadlines have not passed in any of the 50 states.  And although we have more women serving in Congress than ever before, women across the United States are filing their candidacy papers for 2020 elections in recognition that more work remains to be done.

We recognized the 2018 midterm elections not merely as historic, but as history in the making. We asked a group of 55 female congressional candidates to share lessons learned on the campaign and their key takeaways from their experiences running for public office. Here are some of their words of wisdom.

Click here to read the full article published by Gender Policy Report on 1 July 2019.

Focus areas: