An emerging, and I hope enduring, trend is the record number of women running for public office. More than twice as many women are running for congress in the 2018 mid-term elections than ran in 2016. And they’re finding success: “After two primaries this month — in Illinois and in Texas (which holds primary runoffs if no candidate gets to at least 50 percent) — out of a total of 67 female House candidates, 35 either won their primaries outright or will compete in a runoff,” reported NBC News. They’re also being supported by organizations such as Emily’s List.
Today, I supported a Kickstarter for a documentary film called, Knock Down the House, which is following four women in their quest for office this year.