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"The Other Women’s March on Washington ... [R]ecord number of female candidates running for office in 2018 for the first time" New York Magazine cover story by Rebecca Traister.

Why it matters: "[I]n most fields, altering power ratios is neither swift nor easy. ... This is one of the relative virtues of politics: It can be swiftly responsive to change. You can, in theory, run for local or state or even federal office, even if you’ve never been as much as a student-council secretary."

  • "390 women are planning to run for the House of Representatives, a figure that’s higher than at any point in American history. Twenty-two of them are non-incumbent black women — for scale, there are only 18 black women in the House right now."
  • "49 women are likely to be running for the Senate, more than 68 percent higher than the number who’d announced at the same point in 2014."

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