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This election year is important in so many ways, especially for women and girls.
We have seen unprecedented attacks on women’s reproductive rights, vicious battles over health care and immigration, a renaissance of blatant sexism and racism, and glacial progress on economic gains for working families. At the same time, men continue to dominate political discourse, with often stunning disregard for women’s voices and needs. And in 2012, still, relatively few women hold national office.
During the next ten months, TFW will feature interviews with women candidates around the United States. These intrepid women are running at the local, state, and national level for a variety of offices on a variety of platforms. We’re interested—and we hope you will be, too—in what they have to say about gender, politics, and why service matters. For continuity, we’ve asked all candidates profiled the same set of questions.