Women as Candidates

More women than ever before are participating in and seeking political positions. We’ve gathered a few articles that highlight the struggles and victories of Women in politics.
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More women than ever before are participating in and seeking political positions. This year alone marks the first year of the first female Speaker of the House and the first viable female Presidential candidate.

Female candidates have several advantages but also face new challenges. Women sometimes set higher standards for female candidates. This month we will look at some of the women in that are running for office.

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A Conversation with Senator Dianne Feinstein

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My Story: Senator Susan Collins

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Information, Registration, Locations!

Has this election season inspired you to get out to the polls for the first time in a few years? Need to brush up on your Election Day info? The League of Women Voters has a stockpile of information – everything from registration to polling place locations.