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CNN: Trump Inspired More Women to Run for Office

CNN: Trump Inspired More Women to Run for Office
Elizabeth Warren, Ellen Malcolm, Debbie Stabenow, Deborah Roos, Tammy Duckworth, Katie McGinty, Jeanne Shaheen and Val Demmings attend EMILY's List Breaking Through 2016 at the Democratic National Convention. (Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images For EMILY's List)

By    |   Saturday, 04 November 2017 05:48 PM

More women are interested in running for office following Donald Trump’s election last November, CNN reports.

The number of women contacting the national political action committee EMILY’s List about standing for election has soared from 920 to more than 19,000, while more than 15,000 have inquired about joining She Should Run – a nonpartisan organization which aims to recruit and train women to run for office. EMILY’s List helps pro-choice Democratic women get elected.  

Applications to the Emerge America training program, a six-month, 70-hour program that prepares Democratic women who want to run for public office, are up 87 percent, and the number of women standing for the Virginia General Assembly next week has ballooned by 60 percent.  

"It's unprecedented," Virginia Democratic Caucus Chair Charniele Herring said. "I think this is just the start. The charge for us is to keep this up. This is just the beginning, but I do believe we'll see legislatures across the country look different and more representative."

Currently, only 21 females hold seats in the Senate – five are Republicans compared to 16 Democrats. In the House, there are 84 females, 62 Democrats and 22 Republicans, and nearly a fourth of the Republican women are not coming back next term.

There are several groups pushing to get women elected. EMILY's List, which started in 1984, has more than 5 million members and last year spent more $90 million supporting Democratic female candidates. She Should Run was founded in 2011 and has national backing from major politicians such as Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Recently, a GOP group backed by mega-donors whose aim is to get Republican women elected, Winning for Women, has already quietly delivered millions to candidates.

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