Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s (D. NH) re-election campaign:
26. That’s the number of women currently serving in the U.S. Senate.
We’ve come a long way since trailblazing women activists secured our right to vote a century ago and since the first few brave women served as U.S. Senators. But we still have a long way to go before reaching parity.
That’s why today – International Women’s Day – I’m writing to you about several critical U.S. Senate races happening across the country in November.
There are two Democratic incumbent women up for reelection this year – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith and I – and there are incredible women running for the U.S. Senate in challenging races across the country: Amy McGrath in Kentucky, Sara Gideon in Maine, MJ Hegar in Texas, Theresa Greenfield in Iowa, and Barbara Bollier in Kansas.
Women's voices must be heard and represented in every space at every level – because when women have seats at the table, we all do better.
And with so much at stake in November’s election – access to reproductive health care, voting rights, the future of the Supreme Court, and so much more – it's never been more important to elect strong, smart, principled women to take back the U.S. Senate from Mitch McConnell and the Republicans.