According to top advocacy organizations, women are increasingly running for office after President Trump won the election in 2016.
His win allegedly inspired many people after they realized that there was more than one path to run for office.
More than 15,000 women have contacted She Should Run, a nonpartisan organization, since November, according to the Axios report. In addition, more than 19,000 women have contacted EMILY’s list, which supports the campaigns of pro-choice Democratic women.
Many of these women have pointed to Trump as their motivation for getting involved in politics. Some oppose the Trump administration’s agenda, while others see his unconventional path to the White House as inspiration.
Erin Loos Cutraro, CEO of She Should Run said, “He fuels a conversation that there’s no one path to the White House, there’s no one background.”
“We really felt like it was important to make it clear that we’re in it for the long haul,” Cutraro added, “We know it’s not going to happen overnight.”
Stephanie Schriock, EMILY’s List president said, “This is unprecedented.”
So whether women agree with President Trump or not, his run and win has been an inspiration. He showed everyone that it is possible to win, even if you are the underdog or not part of the establishment.
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