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May 5, 2021
Sad News From Emerge Washington
It’s with a heavy heart that I’m sharing this news today. Our Emerge Washington Executive Director Karen Besserman passed away late Tuesday,...
May 21, 2018
The ‘progressive sisters’ transforming Washington politics
On Nov. 9, 2016, many progressives curled up into the fetal position, mourning the election of Donald J. Trump. Uyen Nguyen understood their...
May 17, 2018
The Future Will Be Female and Colorful. Here’s Why
Sometimes, it might feel like “Old white guys will always be in charge.” But not if the new crop of women and people of color running...
Jan 29, 2018
A Year Ago, They Marched. Now a Record Number of Women Are Running for Office
One year ago, millions of women protested in the streets. Now there are more women running for office than ever before. Erin Zwiener returned to...
Jan 14, 2018
‘Why not me?’ More women are running for public office to change politics in Washington state and across the U.S.
Leah Hadfield’s “why not me?” moment arrived last fall, about nine weeks before November’s election. The 36-year-old single mom had toyed with the...
Nov 8, 2017
Seattle election winners see victories as part of larger Trump rebuke
Seattle will soon have women in the mayor’s office and six of nine City Council seats, thanks to convincing wins posted Tuesday night by first-time...
Jun 8, 2017
Are more women running because Trump won?
President Trump’s election convinced Jami Smith to run for office this year KUOW PHOTOS / DAVID HYDE When President Trump...