Candidate Information Action Team - Women to Win and Candidate Forum

The Candidate Information Team is excited to announce two upcoming virtual events in September and October! First, on September 22nd we will be joined by an impressive panel of women running for office. Desiree Timms (OH-10), Patricia Ackerman (NV-02), Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM-03), and Hiral Tipirneni (AZ-06) will be taking time to speak with DA members and answering your questions during our virtual Women yo Win forum. Second, October 6th will host another virtual panel event chock-full of candidates eager to hear from Democrats living abroad and. An email will run shortly with detailed information on the events so save the dates!

The team has been hard at work this month sharing the stories of Women to Win from across the country. Beginning in the North East, Senator Jeanne Shaheen is running for a historic third term to represent New Hampshire in the Senate. A true trailblazer for women in politics, she was the first woman to be elected to the office of Governor in New Hampshire (where she served three terms), the first woman to serve as a U.S Senator from New Hampshire, and the first woman in U.S history to have been elected as both a Governor and a U.S Senator. She has also become emblematic of New Hampshire’s slow but steady shift to the left, having been the first Democratic U.S Senator to represent the state since 1980, and only the second U.S Senator in the state’s history to be re-elected for a second term. Read the full article by Olivia Paradice to find out more about Jeanne’s priorities in the Senate and how to support her campaign.

Moving South, Congresswoman Lucy McBath is running to represent Georgia’s 6th District in the House. Lucy is running for re-election after winning one of the biggest midterm upsets of 2018 in Georgia’s 6th District. After her 17 year old son Jordan was tragically shot and killed in 2012 over an argument at a Florida gas station, Congresswoman McBath became a self-described "mother on a mission," channeling her grief into activism. She became the national spokesperson for Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety, spending years advocating to local, state, and federal legislators for common-sense gun reform and eventually running for Congress in 2018. Read the full article by Kristen Vincent to access a full exclusive interview with Congresswoman Lucy McBath.

Up in the Midwest, Kate Schroder is in a race to win Ohio’s 1st District and you may all remember from our second webinar event on September 8th! A 5th generation Cincinnatian, Kate has worked for more than 15 years as a professional health care advocate. Her career has led her to earn an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, to serve for two years as Country Director for the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Zambia, and most recently to serve on the Cincinnati Board of Health in 2016 as Finance Chair. Kate is a strong candidate on health care issues, local infrastructure and development, and commonsense gun reform. Read the full article by Claire Naughton to read a full exclusive interview with Kate and learn how to support her campaign. 

In the Southwest Teresa Leger Fernandez is running to represent New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. Teresa is running on the conviction that communities are the cornerstone to a healthy and vibrant society. Be they rural or urban, communities are successful when they have a leader who is proactive and responsive. Teresa is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to the resources needed for their area so that they can flourish. She will collaborate with local state leaders and pioneer progressive policies so that foreseeable problems such as rural access to healthcare, the need for a standardized pre-K care and education, and competing interests within state groups can be managed fairly and efficiently. Read the full article by Claire Naughton to read a full exclusive interview with Kate and learn how to support her campaign.