Year of the Woman

04.23.2018 - By Stonewall Spotlight

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It’s been more than a quarter century since the first Year of the Woman in 1992 brought a distaff perspective to Congress. Yet women still comprise only around 20% of Federal legislators. 2018 is looking more like the Year of the Women – with nearly 600 women running for Congress or governorships this election cycle. This month on Stonewall Spotlight, we salute this historic political shift. Mackenzie Hussman interviews Stonewall endorsed candidate Katie Hill running for California’s 25th Congressional District. We’ll also hear reflections from Congresswoman Karen Bass, Stonewall’s Public Official of the Year, and Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Stonewall’s Elected of the Year, on winning the 2018 Stoney Awards and the issues that matter to them most. Marcus Lovingood and Lauren Buisson discuss the life and legacy of political pioneer Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and her historic run for the Democratic Presidential Nomination. Join the club at


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