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Emerge America is Embracing a 50-State Strategy

Amid a surge in blue activism this year, Andrea Dew Steele is expanding Emerge America, which today recruits and trains Democratic women to run for local, state and federal offices in 23 states. Now, she’s going nationwide.

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Emily’s List Aims to Seize Its Moment

The 2016 electoral loss to Donald Trump was heartbreaking, but angry Democratic women are planning to run for office in numbers not seen before. Here’s how Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock plans to turn a female candidate surge into an 2018 electoral wave.

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Election 2017: U.S. Women Run Races Big and Small

Voters around the U.S. take to the polls on Tuesday. We take a look at women appearing on ballots from Virginia to Washington state — and explain why these off-year, mostly state and local races matter.

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At the Women’s Convention, Ire, Information and Action Plans

Passionate calls for political action were at the heart of the inaugural Women’s Convention, where thousands of women inspired by January’s Women’s March gathered to learn, network and get busy.

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Providing A Way Forward From Hate

Angela King, co-founder and deputy director of Life After Hate, helps former white supremacists and members of hate groups become productive members of society. With hate crimes on the rise in the U.S., can she help turn the tide?

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Amanda Austin: In Business to Make You Laugh

Amanda Austin, founder of the Dallas Comedy House, has built a business in the comedy world she loves with a three-legged model of shows, classes and corporate training. The rewards, she says, have been much more than financial.

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Julia Warren: Bringing Joy to Kids in Poverty

Meet young entrepreneur Julia Warren, who brings birthday joy to kids living in poverty. She started nonprofit Celebrate! RVA, which throws volunteer-staffed birthday parties in the Richmond, Va., area, when she was just a high school student.

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Two Women Tech Investors to Raise $30 Million Robotics Fund

Jennifer Gill Roberts and Kelly Coyne, who are combining forces as Grit Labs, want to invest in promising robotics and artificial intelligence startups — and to save us from a future of sexist robots.

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