Women’s Representation Roundup: More Women Are Running for Office Than Ever Before

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Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation in politics, on boards, in sports and entertainment, in judicial offices and in the private sector in the U.S. and around the world—with a little gardening and goodwill mixed in for refreshment!


In 2016, Lisa Blunt Rochester (D) became the first woman and first African American elected to Congress from Delaware. (The Philadelphia Inquirer / @PhillyInquirer)

This week marks a significant milestone for women in politics in the United States: More women have filed to run for office than ever before. According to this story on The 19th by Amanda Becker, Lisa Blunt Rochester’s win in Delaware this week—the last primary of the election season—brings the tally of women candidates for the House of Representatives to 298:

Delaware was the last state to hold its…

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