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On the Campaign Trail, Anguish Over the Kavanaugh Nomination Is a Powerful Motivation

October 2, 2018
By Joan Walsh

“Although she’s endorsed by Emily’s List, Georgia’s WIN List, and Run for Something, Johnson, like many first-time candidates, is short on money and has built her campaign around postcard parties, coordinated by volunteer Jamie Pecot, which have so far sent out 10,000 cards to district voters. “We get together, we drink wine and eat snacks, and we write postcards to our neighbors, telling them why they should vote for Essence,” she says. “And sometimes I show up at a door, and they run and get my postcard!” Johnson exclaims. She’s canvassing and registering voters at local nail salons—she even ran into Missy Elliott, and tried to canvass her in her spa chair, but the rapper told her, alas, she’s registered to vote in Florida.

Triebsch and Johnson are excited about all the women on the ballot with them, but they confess that there’s sometimes confusion, and sometimes competition, for volunteers and resources. “We’ve decided to coordinate and work together. That’s how women do it,” Triebsch says diplomatically….”

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Record number of women candidates for state office promoted by Georgia’s WIN List

September 30, 2018
By Guest Columnist MELITA EASTERS, Executive Director & Founding Chair of Georgia’s WIN List

 

“On Oct. 1, the 2018 mid-term election is just 37 days away. Nationally and in Georgia, women candidates have won primaries in record-setting numbers, cementing the prediction of 2018 as another “Year of the Woman.”

Those primary WINs were before Thursday’s U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, which many now believe will now be a major factor for inspiring voter turnout…”

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