Why Unmarried Women Voters Will Transform Our Country in 2018
The latest from Page Gardner at Glamour, "Why Unmarried Women Voters Will Transform Our Country in 2018," was on our radar immediately. This influential, pivotal group of U.S. citizens have the potential to make their presence known in critical ways in the coming year, as they turn out to vote for their rights and make their voices heard.
It's been a watershed year for women’s rights. While 2017 continues to be devastating for millions of women, it’s clear that many—particularly women of color, young women, and unmarried women—are poised to transform the future of our country with their voices and their votes in 2018, just as they did in Alabama, Virginia, and other elections this year.
We began 2017 with the Women’s March, the largest protest in U.S. history. We saw four new women senators sworn into office, bringing the number of women in the U.S. Congress to 105 with more than 1,800 of their women colleaguesholding seats in state legislatures.
We’ve seen the long overdue recognition of harassment and discrimination in Hollywood, Congress, journalism, and among the countless women who have been harassed by bosses and colleagues who aren’t well-known enough to be splashed across the front page of The New York Times. And we’ve seen more women than ever raise their hands and run for elected office, more than double the number of women who ran in 2016.
Two thousand and eighteen is going to be an even bigger turning point for women, especially in politics.