That massive spike in American women wanting to run for office following Election Day? It wasn’t a ripple—it’s a wave, says Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily’s List. The organization that supports pro-choice Democratic women is releasing new numbers Wednesday on just how many women have inquired about entering politics following the 2016 election. The results are rather staggering: Since November 8, over 10,000 women have contacted the organization about potential runs for office—roughly ten times as many as reached out during the entire 2016 election cycle, from January 2015 to last November.
By blocking the rungs of the ladder,
glass ceilings are harder to shatter.
Those who pull back the reins
to reverse all our gains,
get prepared for a deafening clatter.
Susan E. Eckenrode, 5/19/17