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Women make up more than 50% of the U.S. population, but hold only 19.4% of the seats in Congress, 24.8% of the seats in state legislatures, 23.7% of state executive seats, and 20.7% of mayoral seats. Let's see if we can do something about that. She's Running talks to women who are running for office about what inspired them to take the leap, the process of running for office, and the challenges they’ve been facing. We will also feature about some of the resources that are out there for women who want to run for office, but aren’t sure where to begin.

Women make up more than 50% of the U.S. population, but hold only 19.4% of the seats in Congress, 24.8% of the seats in state legislatures, 23.7% of state executive seats, and 20.7% of mayoral seats. Let's see if we can do something about that. She's Running talks to women who are running for office about what inspired them to take the leap, the process of running for office, and the challenges they’ve been facing. We will also feature about some of the resources that are out there for women who want to run for office, but aren’t sure where to begin.
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Women make up more than 50% of the U.S. population, but hold only 19.4% of the seats in Congress, 24.8% of the seats in state legislatures, 23.7% of state executive seats, and 20.7% of mayoral seats. Let's see if we can do something about that. She's Running talks to women who are running for office about what inspired them to take the leap, the process of running for office, and the challenges they’ve been facing. We will also feature about some of the resources that are out there for women who want to run for office, but aren’t sure where to begin.

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Episodes

Episode 75 - Interview with Nikki Foster

10/9/2018
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Nikki Foster wants to talk about her race for Ohio State Representative, servant leadership, and how moderate politics might keep our government moving in the right direction. Emily wants to talk about rugby. Luckily, there's time for both.

Duration:00:20:46

Episode 74 - Interview with Vanessa Adia

10/3/2018
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Vanessa Adia believes the U.S. needs more everyday people to represent everyday people. Which is why she's planning on taking a break from teaching to represent Texas in Congress.

Duration:00:15:45

Episode 73 - Interview with Liz Walsh

9/26/2018
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See a problem; figure out how to fix it. That's essentially what Liz Walsh did when she decided to run for office. She saw a problem in her community and figured out that the way to fix it is to get on the county council. Easy, right?

Duration:00:13:19

Episode 72 - Interview with Maria Begg-Roberson

9/18/2018
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Maria Begg-Roberson has lived all over the world and is ready to work hard on the Rutherford Borough Council for her adopted hometown in New Jersey.

Duration:00:13:28

Episode 71 - Interview with Vickie Holt

9/12/2018
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Vickie Holt honed her compassion, ability to listen, and problem solving skills 30,000 feet in the air. Now she wants to tackle the South Carolina State House.

Duration:00:15:42

Episode 70 - Interview with Dawn Addis

9/4/2018
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Dawn Addis knows first-hand that local actions have federal consequences. Which is why she's running for City Council. And how she found herself at the State of the Union address.

Duration:00:18:49

Episode 69 - Interview with Christina Sappey

8/28/2018
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Christina Sappey has decided to take her experience working for the Pennsylvania legislature and work in the Pennsylvania legislature. She's smart, experienced, and driven - what more could you ask for?

Duration:00:13:44

Episode 68 - Interview with Lauren Friedman

8/21/2018
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Lauren Friedman is a US Naval Academy graduate, a veteran, an activist, and one tough cookie who's determined to work hard for the people and community in Ohio that she loves. Plus, Emily's decided on her New Year's resolution. #AugustIntention

Duration:00:16:47

Episode 67 - Interview with Kim Olson

8/14/2018
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You might think that the Agricultural Commissioner isn't that big of a deal. Well, Kim Olson is here to tell you how you're wrong, but in an informative way that won't make you feel bad about yourself at all. Then she'll inspire the crap out of you and make you believe you can do anything. Not too shabby for a country mouse from Texas.

Duration:00:23:11

Episode 66 - Interview with Raquel Teran

8/7/2018
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Raquel Teran is going from community activist to elected official and she's taking all the knowledge she's gained working to make Arizona better with her to the State House. Every day's another lesson and Raquel isn't done learning yet. Recommended reading: Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to Women Who Will Run the World by Jennifer Palmieri

Duration:00:18:35

Episode 65 - Interview with Kerri Evelyn Harris

7/17/2018
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Kerri Evelyn Harris may not look like the politicians of the past, but she's the politician of the future and exactly who you want fighting for you. And how's this for a motto for the current political wave: we won't out raise them, but we will out work them.

Duration:00:21:27

Episode 64 - Interview with Vangie Williams

7/11/2018
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Vangie Williams is a fiscally responsible, progressive Democrat and her team of Vangelinas and Vangelinos are taking Virginia's 1st district by storm. Watch out, y'all. Here comes Miss Vangie.

Duration:00:25:21

Episode 63 - Interview with Leslie Cockburn

7/4/2018
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Leslie Cockburn is an award-winning investigative journalist who has covered drug cartels, the financial meltdown, and multiple wars. Now she's running for Congress. Who knows what she'll uncover once she gets to Washington.

Duration:00:15:21

Episode 62 - Interview with Beth Bowen

6/26/2018
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While her platform sounds more like a New Deal Democratic from the 1930s, Beth Bowen is a progressive candidate through and through. She just knows exactly what the people of her Michigan district value because she. is. listening.

Duration:00:18:40

Episode 61 - Interview with Kelda Roys

6/19/2018
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Kelda Roys may be known right now for her viral campaign video, but she will be known for being a fierce advocate for women's rights, her commitment to the people of Wisconsin, and the sheer will and determination that all badgers proudly claim as their own.

Duration:00:28:32

Episode 60 - Interview with Lauren Underwood

6/13/2018
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Lauren Underwood beat out 6 other candidates (all white men) to become the Democratic nominee for Illinois 14th district. Not yet impressed? You will be.

Duration:00:18:48

Episode 59 - Interview with Julie Oliver

6/5/2018
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It takes Julie Oliver hours to drive from on part of her district to another, but that's how it goes when you're campaigning for Congress in Texas. (Guess what Julie and Emily end up talking about - it starts with T and ends with exas.) #TexasProbsYall

Duration:00:24:34

Episode 58 - Interview with Fayrouz Saad

5/30/2018
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Fayrouz Saad is running marathons, running for Congress, and smashing the patriarchy. She has no time for haters, so keep walking. Plus, she says a thing that may actually change Emily's life.

Duration:00:27:54

Episode 57 - Interview with Gwen Combs

5/23/2018
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Gwen Combs is running to represent Arkansas in Congress while being a teacher and she was a key organizer for the Arkansas Women's March. And Emily still somehow managed to make it all about her. Plus, Emily has election day fever. And please follow us on Twitter!

Duration:00:23:07

Episode 56 - Interview with Julie Palakovich Carr

5/8/2018
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Julie Palakovich Carr already has a successful campaign under her belt, so she's using her experience, dedication, and science (!!) to run her campaign for Maryland House of Delegates.

Duration:00:24:41