The board’s “break with convention,” and their decision to back two candidates in a primary, feels less like a declaration and more like a sexist cop-out. Intended or not, having two women share the space historically reserved for one man gives those women short shrift.
The 2018 midterms demonstrated that when women run, we all win. This is something to celebrate today—and to repeat in 2020, on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the internet by storm last week with an Instagram photo captioned with just one word: “Squad.” That post summed up the future we’ve been fighting for: a government made up of diverse women, who reflect the communities they represent. Women who have run as they are, and women who won as they are.
We should be proud of what we have accomplished during this election for women and for the future of our democracy.