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The 2018 Congressional Midterm elections saw a historic and record number of women running for office. The HERWAVE 2018 scarf illustrates and honors every single female, Democratic candidate that ran for office in the historic midterms of 2018. Fun fact: over half of the women on this scarf won their elections and are currently serving in Congress!
Representation matters, and championing diversity is key to the survival of our country and our Democracy. The 116th Congress made many breakthroughs, and ushered in many firsts: Ayanna Pressley (Massachusetts’ first Black Congresswoman) Kyrsten Sinema (first openly Bisexual member of US Senate) Jahanna Hayes (Connecticut’s first Black Congresswoman) Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids (America’s first Native American Congresswomen) Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia (Texas’s first Latina Congresswomen) Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar (America’s first Muslim Congresswomen) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (youngest woman ever elected to Congress) Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenhauer (Iowa’s first Congresswomen) Lauren Underwood (youngest Black woman ever in Congress as well as the first Black woman to win the 14th District in Illinois) Angie Craig (first Lesbian mother in Congress).
Herwave Presidential pays homage to the visionary and bold pioneers such as Victoria Woodhull, Belva Lockwood, Patsy Mink, Charlene Mitchell, Carol Moseley-Braun, Shirley Chisholm, Pat Schroeder, and Hillary Rodham Clinton who have run for President in the past. It also expresses our enthusiasm for the record number of stellar female candidates running now, including: Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Kamala Harris.