DC Needs More Women in Political Office

We have been very successful! The DC Council now has a majority of women! And we have a female mayor. 

But, we have to keep going. Please join us. 


  • published 2022 Van Ness Shooting in Blog 2022-04-22 22:51:09 -0400

    2022 Van Ness Shooting

    Message from Candidate Deirdre Brown

    As a former Edmund Burke School parent, UDC law student, and 3F04 ANC Commissioner I have spent years in Van Ness. I refuse to believe that this is the “new normal” in this city.  In light of today's shooting incident, my thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their loved ones.  My own son was in the area when this shooting occurred and had to shelter in place. The worry that I felt today, I know that many of you in the community felt as well.  We all want Ward 3 to be a safe place for ourselves and our loved ones. 

    I am calling a community meeting to discuss the April 22, 2022, Van Ness shooting to be held at the Cleveland Park Library on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.  There is an open invitation for Councilmember Mary Cheh, a representative from MPD, and our ANC Commissioners.


  • published 2022 Mayoral Questions in Surveys 2022-04-15 18:52:24 -0400

  • published 2022 DCWIP Preference Poll Results in Blog 2022-03-30 14:59:02 -0400

    2022 DCWIP Preference Poll Results

    The Town Hall for Mayoral Candidates on April 24, 2022 has been cancelled. 

    Unfortunately, Corren Brown has cancelled her appearance due to personal reasons so, we have cancelled the Town Hall. 

    We will ask the candidates to answer questions and we will send the answers to the membership and post on our website. Look for an email from us in the next couple of weeks. 

    CANCELLED: Sunday, April 24th, 2022 from 4:00-5:30 PM for the DCWIP 2022 Mayoral Virtual Town Hall and Preference Poll, only for women candidates to support women winners.


    WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 30, 2022

    DC Women in Politics (DCWIP) announces the results of a Preference Poll based on responses from more than 430 people who attended DCWIP’s virtual Town Hall held on March 21. The town hall included 15 women candidates currently running for the DC House of Representatives, and DC City Council including the seats for Chair, At-Large and in Wards 1, 3 and 5. Recordings of the Town Hall can be found on the DC Women in Politics Facebook page.

    The following candidates received the highest number of votes:

    DC City Council Candidates

    DC House of Representatives Delegate

    Twenty-Two women are running for public office this year, the highest number of women running for office since DCWIP was founded in December of 2012, and since Home Rule was established.

    “The DC Women in Politics Town Hall on March 21 served as a forum for District voters to hear directly from the women who are candidates for the DC House of Representatives and DC City Council. The virtual event reached a record attendance of 684 DC voters who can begin to make an informed decision in preparation for the June primaries, and ultimately the November election,” said DCWIP President, Anita Shelton.

    Candidates spoke about various issues impacting District residents, and especially women, children and families who have been hardest hit by the changing workforce, quality childcare/daycare, ongoing lack of affordable housing, and public safety, sexual harassment and domestic violence.

    Join DC Women in Politicshttps://www.dcwomeninpolitics.org/membership


  • published 2022 DCWIP Preference Poll Announcement in Blog 2022-03-28 14:15:00 -0400

    2022 DCWIP Preference Poll Announcement

    DC Women in Politics Announce Preference Poll Results for Women Candidates

    Please join us: DC Women in Politics (DCWIP) will announce the results of its Preference Poll on Wednesday, March 30 at a short outdoor event in Ward 5 at the corner of Monroe and Michigan NE at 1:00 pm.

    Twenty-Two women are running for public office this year, the highest number of women running for office since DCWIP was founded in December of 2012, and since Home Rule was established. The town hall included 15 women candidates currently running for the DC House of Representatives, and DC City Council including the seats for Chair, At-Large and in Wards 1, 3 and 5.

    “The DC Women in Politics Town Hall on March 21 served as a forum for District voters to hear directly from the women who are candidates for the DC House of Representatives and DC City Council. The virtual event reached a record attendance of 684 DC voters who can begin to make an informed decision in preparation for the June primaries, and ultimately the November election,” said DCWIP President, Anita Shelton.

    Candidates spoke about various issues impacting District residents, and especially women, children and families who have been hardest hit by the changing workforce, quality childcare/daycare, ongoing lack of affordable housing, and public safety, sexual harassment and domestic violence. Following the town hall, DCWIP conducted a Preference Poll for the audience to cast their vote for their choice of the best qualified candidates, and more than 430 people voted. The following candidates participated:

    DC City Council Candidates

    • At-Large:
      • Anita Bonds
      • Sharece Crawford
      • Lisa Core
      • Leniqua Dominique Jenkins
    • Chairperson:
      • Erin Palmer
    • Ward 1:
      • Brianne Nadeau (Incumbent)
      • Sabel Harris
    • Ward 3:
      • Deirdre Brown
      • Tricia Duncan
      • Monte Monash
    • Ward 5:
      • Kathy Henderson
      • Faith Gibson Hubbard

    DC House of Representatives

    • Delegate, U.S. House of Representatives:
      • Eleanor Holmes Norton
      • Wendy Hamilton   

    For your convenience, we have posted individual recordings for each office on Facebook:

    The Preference Poll is closed.We plan to announce the results on March 30.

    Facebook access

    Preference Poll

    • Friday, 3/25/22 at midnight -- is closed. 

    Link to information about the candidateshttps://www.dcwomeninpolitics.org/2022_women_candidates

     


  • 2022 DCWIP Virtual Town Hall Links

    For your convenience, we have posted individual recordings for each office on Facebook:

    The Preference Poll is closed.We plan to announce the results on March 30.

    Facebook access

    Preference Poll

    • Friday, 3/25/22 at midnight -- is closed. 

    Link to information about the candidateshttps://www.dcwomeninpolitics.org/2022_women_candidates

     


  • 2022 DCWIP Virtual Town Hall and Preference Poll link

    Go to http://www.facebook.com/dcwomeninpolitics at 6:30 pm. We will be broadcasting on Facebook Live.

    Facebook access

    Preference Poll

    • You must be a DC resident (male or female) to vote in the Preference Poll.
    • Voting period is Monday, 3/21/22 at 9:00 pm to Friday, 3/25/22 at midnight.
    • Just go to our webpage www.dcwomeninpolitics.org to find the Preference Poll on our homepage immediately following the Town Hall.

    Link to information about the candidates: https://www.dcwomeninpolitics.org/2022_women_candidates

    We are very pleased to announce that Bettina Hager, DC Director & Director, Outreach and Advocacy, ERA Coalition/Fund for Women's Equality (FFWE) will give us an update on the effort to ratify the ERA Amendment, approximately 7:45-7:55 pm.


  • published Bettina Hager in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-19 20:37:50 -0400

    Bettina Hager

    DC Director & Director, Outreach and Advocacy, ERA Coalition/Fund for Women's Equality (FFWE)

    Bettina Hager is the DC Director and Director, Outreach and Advocacy, of the ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality. The ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality are sister organizations working together to educate, advocate and organize to ensure constitutional equality in the United States.  She previously served as the co-Chair of the Equal Rights Amendment Task Force of the National Council of Women’s Organizations and has been helping lead the movement for constitutional equality since 2012.

    Bettina has conducted focused lobby training workshops across the country on the issue of constitutional equality. She has organized and moderated briefings on the Equal Rights Amendment in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. In April 2019, Bettina worked with the House Judiciary Committee to organize the first official hearing on the ERA in 36 years. This led to the successful passage of the resolution to remove the time limit from the ERA in February 2020.

    Bettina has written for the The Hill as an opinion contributor on gender issues. In 2018, she was named one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Women’s eNews. Prior to joining the ERA Coalition, she worked as Programs Director and Interim Executive Director at the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), advocating for the necessity of women’s political participation at all levels of government.

     


  • published PrefPoll2022 Web Page in Surveys 2022-03-19 20:00:47 -0400

  • 2022 DCWIP Virtual Town Hall and Preference Poll

    Join the eighth DCWIP Virtual Town Hall and Preference Poll (RSVP here), only for women candidates, to support women winners.

    On Monday, March 21, 2022 at 6:30-9:30 pm, watch and listen online, then vote for the women that you feel best represent the interests of DC Women. Let’s let these women know that we appreciate their willingness to step-up and serve our city.

    Plus, get up-to-date information on the ratification of the ERA Amendment from Bettina Hager, DC Director & Director, Outreach and Advocacy, ERA Coalition/Fund for Women's Equality (FFWE)

    Candidates competing for nearly every public office in the June 21st Primary Election will be coming together to address women and family issues. Read statements provided by the candidates for members of DCWIP: https://www.dcwomeninpolitics.org/2022_women_candidates

    The Preference Poll gives all registered DC voters the opportunity to choose the candidate that you feel is best qualified to represent you, and to address bread-and-butter issues affecting the District of Columbia women and their families.

    Your participation in our Town Hall is strongly encouraged. And, immediately following the Town Hall, you will be able to cast your Preference Poll vote through March 25, 2022.

    Download this flyer to share information about the Town Hall.

     


  • published 2022 Women Candidates in Blog 2022-03-09 17:33:48 -0500

    2022 DC Women Candidates

    Click on the links below for highlights of the candidate's priorities, and how their work will improve the lives of women and their families in DC.

    Announcing Bettina Hager will give us an update on the ratification of the ERA. 

    DC House of Representatives Candidate

    Chairwoman of the DC City Council Candidate

    At-Large Member of the DC Council Candidate

     Ward 1 Member of the DC Council Candidate

    Ward 3 Member of the DC Council Candidate

    Ward 5 Member of the DC Council Candidate

    Download this flyer to share information about the Town Hall.


  • published Lauren Rogers in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:09:31 -0500

    Lauren Rogers

    Ward 5 Member of the DC Council Candidate

     

    https://laurenrogersw5.org/

     


  • published Faith Gibson Hubbard in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:08:52 -0500

    Faith Gibson Hubbard

    Ward 5 Member of the DC Council Candidate

    https://faithforward5dc.org/

    I am running to be the next Ward 5 Councilmember because I believe in the power of community.

    Community has always been a through-line for me from my time as a 7th grade language arts teacher until today. When my husband and I were ready to start our family, we wanted to be in a place where we could see reflections of ourselves, feel a sense of belonging and raise our children around people with strong community values. We found all of that in Ward 5

    There is so much to love about our city and Ward 5, but we also know there are issues impacting our Ward that I know we can solve together.

    Issues such as the increasing cost of housing, a need for community-centered development, environmental justice; increasing issues of safety (both gun violence and safe streets); addressing the unmet needs of our community and lingering impact of trauma; access to equitable city services; access to high-quality educational options from birth throughout life; and so much more.

    As a mom, black woman, and a wife I want to be able to live in a city where I feel seen and safe. A city where all of our children, and us, can grow and thrive. When we focus on women, and make sure women are well, our whole community is well.

    Addressing these issues requires a responsive and accessible government, and we can address these issues in a holistic way that serves the needs and interests of our diverse Ward; but it must be informed with community-voice.

    I have served in many roles inside and outside of government, but what I am most proud of is my ability to build coalitions; to lean into and trust the lived experiences of neighbors in solving the most pressing issues. For over a decade, I’ve been doing this work, on the front lines.

    The next Ward 5 councilmember, I promise I will always work with you and FIGHT FOR YOU – to make sure our community is able to see and feel how the city’s over $17 billion dollar budget is working to make our ward and city stronger.


  • published Kathy Henderson in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:08:11 -0500

    Kathy Henderson

    Ward 5 Member of the DC Council Candidate

    https://kathyhendersonfordccouncil.com/

    Kathy Henderson is a “powerful voice for the community,” with a strong record of getting things done. Kathy served as an AMERICORPS *VISTA, helping children improve their reading skills in 16 D.C. schools, including in Ward 5. That success followed with her election as a 20-year award-winning advisory neighborhood commissioner in Ward 5; Kathy delivered new sidewalks, speed humps, streetlights, trees, recreation programming and works closely with law enforcement to reduce crime and strengthen resident-police relationships. Kathy stood up against drug dealers and led the fight to reclaim her community from constant gun violence and disorder and created the Landlord Roundtable and 5D Court Watch initiatives, which reduced crime. As a result of her efforts, long-term residents applauded and new residents moved into the community to enjoy opportunity and proximity to a cleaner Anacostia River.

    Kathy is an environmentalist, underscoring her training as a biologist at Howard University and is a preservationist and former Committee of 100 trustee; she was appointed as a Member of the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board. Kathy also serves as a member of Pepco’s Citizen Advisory Group (CAG), which was created to help clean up the Anacostia River. Kathy advocated for the projects Atlas Flats (Union Heights), Starburst Plaza, Denny’s, Union Market, Hecht’s Ivy City, Rhode Island Row, Dakota Crossing, and other key D.C. projects, including Nationals Stadium. Kathy was elected city-wide as a Member of the D.C. Democratic State Committee. Kathy also worked for the Federal and District Governments where she helped put our residents back to work and was featured in Government News for her excellent work. Kathy cut through Government bureaucracy to install a dental suite at the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, following a Court-ordered consent decree; Kathy won multiple awards for her work and she is a people’s champion!


  • published Monika Nemeth in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:07:33 -0500

    Monika Nemeth

    Ward 3 Member of the DC Council Candidate

    https://www.monikaforward3.com/

    I am Monika Nemeth an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) in Ward 3 who is passionate about her city and her community. 

    I came to Washington, DC as a student in 1983, and I have never left.  I knew from the moment that I arrived, that DC is my home.  I have spent most of my life in and around Ward 3 whether as a student at American University, or living on Wisconsin Ave., Glover Park, or my home now in North Cleveland Park. 

    Safe streets have always been an important issue to me.  Whether it is advocating for the elimination of the reversible lanes on Connecticut Ave or asking MPD to increase their patrols in areas where crime is now rising.  We all deserve to be safe. 

    I listen to my constituents and love to engage with them. Their concerns are my concerns.  As an ANC, I am used to working with DC agencies for services on behalf of my constituents, and I ask the tough questions.  I will work full time to make sure that your concerns are heard whether dealing with essential city services or social policy. As a citizen and taxpayer of the District of Columbia, you deserve no less. This is my promise to you.


  • published Monte Monash in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:06:51 -0500

    Monte Monash

    Ward 3 Member of the DC Council Candidate

    www.monashforward3.com

    My name is Monte Monash. I am running to be the next Ward 3 Councilmember.  I am a native Washingtonian and 20-year resident of American University Park.  Ward 3 is where we live, and also home to a diverse setting of small business retailers, restaurants, healthcare services, and education providers.  We are a community of neighbors who speak up, help one another and get involved. 

    Our Ward is changing just like the rest of the city. The issues that resonate include concerns around public safety, transportation, smart growth development, education, aging-in-place, and the environment. We need a savvy, experienced, and determined woman to advocate for Ward 3. 

    As a small business owner for nearly 15 years, I have always promoted women, worked in partnership with women and mentored young women in the field of engineering and construction.  My leadership roles demonstrate a record of building trust to get things done. The Ward will benefit from my ability to listen to stakeholders, build coalitions and understand how our city works.  

    For 28 years, Ward 3 has had strong women to represent the voice of our community.  I am an entrepreneur leading a minority-owned business, and a long-standing volunteer of community-based and city-wide efforts, while raising a family with my husband of 20 years.  My intention as a councilmember is to ensure Ward 3 benefits from the city’s growth while preserving the unique characteristics that make our neighborhoods a great place to live and work.   

    I am proud of my public service and stand ready to serve in a more committed way. My priority will be to emphasize responsive constituent services and to develop policies that address the needs and interests of children and families, seniors, and small business of all types in Ward 3. 

     


  • published Tricia Duncan in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:06:10 -0500

    Tricia Duncan

    Ward 3 Member of the DC Council Candidate

    https://www.triciaforward3.com/

    I’ve been a successful leader and advocate for my neighborhood and beyond for years and I want to bring my inclusive, civic activist approach to the entire Ward. Together, we can help every neighborhood in Ward 3 be the livable community every neighborhood desires.

    I first got involved in the Ward 3 community as a parent, not a politician. As a mom of students in DC public and charter schools, I learned that school involvement is the gateway to making our communities the best they can be. I took that involvement to the next level by leading the Palisades Community Association (PCA) of 1,800 members. I learn, listen, and build coalitions around issues affecting Ward 3.

    As a Councilmember, I will put a special emphasis on women’s issues. As one of the few female candidates in a race dominated by men, I am acutely aware of the lack of interest many politicians have in crafting legislation specifically to support women.

    Writing and implementing such policy is my passion.

    I strongly support investing any surplus in the Paid Family Medical Leave Fund into benefit expansions. Additionally, I am in favor of making PFML benefits portable. This would fix one of the shortcomings of the current law and ensure that Mothers have access to these life-changing benefits even when they are in-between jobs.

    I am also focused on reducing the maternal mortality rate in DC, which is among the worst in the nation. We need to improve access to quality prenatal care for all residents, especially Women of Color who have been historically underserved.  As a Councilmember, I will explore every available policy option that could protect women before, during, and after the birth of their children.


  • published Deirdre Brown in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:05:25 -0500

    Deirdre Brown

    Ward 3 Member of the DC Council Candidate

    https://www.deirdrebrownforward3.com/

    Deirdre Brown is a 3rd generation Washingtonian and has worked in the real estate industry for over 20 years as a Realtor and as a title company owner. As a member of the District of Columbia’s Association of Realtors (DCAR), she served as the Chair of its Public Policy Committee, as a member of DCAR’s  Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Task Force, and is currently serving on DCAR’s Affordable Housing Task Force. In this role, Deirdre has advocated to the Council and testified in hearings on policies that impact housing. As a Realtor, she has helped working families and single mothers navigate home buying. She believes that education is the key to homeownership. As a result, she presents at free home buying workshops once a month. 

    Deirdre has served as ANC Commissioner in 3F04, where she met with seniors, families, and business owners. She gained perspective and insight on the environmental issues affecting Ward 3. As an ANC appointee to Mayor Bowser’s Homicide Elimination Task Force she gained the experience needed to develop solutions to public safety concerns.

    Deirdre received her Juris Doctor from the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law. Deirdre’s passion for advocacy was developed and shaped by the 727 law clinic hours she worked advocating for residents. She represented tenants in the Landlord and Tenant Court of the Superior Court under the Law Students in Court Program and represented parents in the Family Court of the Superior Court and she delivered an oral argument before the DC Court of Appeals on a family court matter. She also worked on deportation defense cases for detainees before the Board of Immigration Appeal. In law school, she also interned for two Superior Court judges and the Office of  Administrative Hearings Rental Housing Division. 

    She currently lives in the Palisades and has five children, all of whom attended and/or attend public and independent schools in the City. Over the past 23 years, Deirdre has made time to be involved in the school community and the PTA. Having a child who is on the Autism Spectrum, Deirdre understands the difficulty families face while trying to obtain appropriate public education through the IEP process. She believes and knows that we can do better in supporting parents and their kids as they navigate a pivotal time in their child’s life.


  • published Brianne K Nadeau in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:04:40 -0500

    Brianne K Nadeau

    Ward 1 Member of the DC Council Candidate

    https://www.briannefordc.com/

    With a strong focus on community engagement and social justice, Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau has worked alongside residents and advocates to author bold, progressive policies and get results for Ward 1 and the District. 

    Leading the Council in increasing housing investments and legislative action during her tenure, Brianne has been a champion for affordable housing and tenant protections. Her efforts have put more than 1,200 units of new affordable housing in the pipeline in Ward 1, hundreds of which have already been built. 

    Recognizing Ward 1’s complex history with crime, Brianne has taken a comprehensive approach to address both the immediate impact of crime, and the long standing inequities that lead to crime in our neighborhoods - working with agency heads, law enforcement officials, and community members to identify Ward 1’s needs and to leverage government resources to address the issues. 

    As a parent to two young children, Brianne understands the importance of quality early childhood development and a transparent education system for Ward 1 residents raising families. She has championed efforts to fund the Birth-to-Three legislation, first by shifting millions from a tax credit for wealthy companies to pay for facilities, and most recently, by raising taxes on the wealthiest residents to increase the salaries of childcare providers. 

    As Chair of the Human Services committee, Brianne has made historic investments in ending homelessness reformed the District’s Temporary Aid to Needy Families program and significantly expanded disability services.

    Brianne’s constituent services team closed out 2,000 cases during 2021 and and has continued to close hundreds more in 2022. Brianne used her past experience as a congressional staffer to implement the use of a data-driven system in the Ward 1 office to track every constituent call or email to ensure residents receive a response and to help gather data in order to catch any patterns that arise and hold government agencies accountable.

     


  • published Sabel Harris in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:03:58 -0500

    Sabel Harris

    Ward 1 Member of the DC Council Candidate

    https://sabelforward1.com/

    My name is Sabel Harris and I’m the daughter of Vietnamese boat refugees and working-class Virginians. I’m an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, community builder, advocate, and educator. I’ve helped small businesses, worked retail jobs, and built multi-million dollar tech companies from the ground up.

    Where I am today came from the foundation of the strong, independent women in my life. My Ba Ngoai (maternal grandmother in Vietnamese), aunts, and most, importantly, my mom, Jackie, all paved the way for me to continue carving a path for others.

    My mom raised me and formed the basis of the woman I am. She began college when she was 30 and received her degree from Christopher Newport University in Business Administration. I saw directly from her that cultivating a hard work ethic and helping others could break down the barriers for people like us.

    When I walk around Ward 1, I see my own story in our community here. I see a vibrant community of artists, families playing in our parks, and local businesses running again. But I also see that affordable housing isn’t actually affordable, schools aren’t getting the basics they need, wages aren’t liveable, people are worried for their safety, and we’re not preparing for the climate crisis right in front of us.\

    We need comprehensive healthcare, climate-conscious transportation options, schools where kids can grow instead of worry, community safety for all, jobs that pay more than just the rent, and responsive, active help with day-to-day issues.

    I truly believe that together we can make the bold changes our community deserves. That’s why I’m running for DC Ward 1 Councilmember. Ward 1 needs a voice on the Council from someone who knows what it’s like to feel different, whose family lived not knowing where their next meal was coming, and most importantly, from someone who isn’t afraid to fight for everyone here.


  • published Leniqua Dominique Jenkins in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:02:30 -0500

    Leniqua Dominique Jenkins

    At-Large Member of the DC Council Candidate

    https://www.jenkinsfordc.com/

    My name is Leniqua’dominique Jenkins, and like most women I have a plural identity. I am a super aunt to 8 amazing nieces and nephews, I owned a home health care agency in the District of Columbia for over a decade, I am a successful children’s book author, former elected official, and preschool teacher at a language submersion school. Most importantly, I am a woman who understands the diverse needs of women in the District, and the urgency for those needs to be supported through innovative and forward-thinking legislation. The future legislation I draft and support will speak to the hearts of women at all stages in life. Once elected, I will prioritize the unique challenges women in the District are facing. Specially, I will fight to ensure the following:

    • Expanded access to fertility treatment/and technologies – Research shows that State mandated coverage has increased the use of fertility treatments 3-fold, which leads to better public health outcomes for women and their families. By initiating policies that will expand coverage provided by private insurance companies, Medicaid, and the DC Healthcare Alliance to include diagnosis and treatment for infertility, I will make sure the women of the District have access to the healthcare services they deserve.
    • Deep investments into research that supports womb health – Uterine fibroids (Leiomyomas) are the most common benign pelvic tumors in women and are a major indication for a hysterectomy. These types of fibroids are more common and severe in African American women. Based on the data, fibroids should be considered a public health emergency. I will fight to ensure we have deep investments into diagnosing cases, and treatment that directly impacts women’s quality of life and fertility. 
    • Stronger Investments into postpartum care and grief and loss support – The loss of a child is heartbreaking. When a mother experiences the loss of a child, clinical and emotional support must be easily accessible, and at little to no out of pocket cost to the mother.  I will fight for women to have access to the care they need after pregnancy or miscarriage.

    As women in DC are continuing to evolve and adapt, they are seeing their future on their own terms. I will be a strong advocate for women through legislation and policy creation to help meet the diverse needs and support the goals of all women.