Among the newcomers to elected office in 2017 are several African-American women.
tells us about newly elected Virginia Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, while
The Washington Post
fill us in on New Orleans Mayor-Elect LaToya Cantrell.
Officeholders You Should Meet
The New York Times
introduces us to two fascinating political women:
, "the Hasidic Superwoman of Night Court," and
, Sweden's feminist foreign minister.
visits Northampton County, PA to find women whose anger at the Trump administration is spurring them to run for office. The
reports on Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who hopes women will be galvanized into political action by the spate of reports of sexual harassment and assault.
highlights findings from a survey by Emerge America of alumnae of their training programs, identifying obstacles for women who want to run. And
looks even further down the road, encouraging girls to raise their hands and get ready to run.
Not Feeling It
discusses why Democratic women are mobilizing and running, but Republican women are not following suit. According to Kimberly Ross on
, that's OK since we don't need more women in Congress.
The Daily Beast
tells us that the Trump administration must feel the same way about women in appointive office, since of 480 appointments so far, 80 percent are men. Meanwhile, in Japan, a local legislature isn't quite ready to accommodate a working mom, as