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Ayanna Pressley’s Victory is a Bellwether for 2018 Midterms

September 5, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to last night’s primary victory by Ayanna Pressley in Massachusetts 7th Congressional District against 10-term sitting Democrat incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano, Page Gardner, founder and president of the Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund (WVWVAF), released the following statement:

“We offer our congratulations to Ayanna Pressley on her hard-won victory last night. Our elected leaders should be a reflection of the American electorate and Pressley’s victory is a prime example of what happens when more unmarried women, people of color and young people are motivated by candidates to turn out to vote. As voters become more diverse, they will want to support more diverse candidates. At the WVWVAF, we are proud to be a part of the movement that is helping to build up the Rising American Electorate – a segment of the population that is too often unheard and under-represented. With Pressley’s win, as well as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Stacy Abrams and others, it’s clear this is a bellwether of what’s to come in the 2018 Midterms.”


Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund informs and mobilizes unmarried women and the rest of the Rising American Electorate (unmarried women, people of color, and millennials) to participate in our government and make their voices heard in our democracy. The Action Fund is dedicated to encouraging the Rising American Electorate — particularly unmarried women — to bring their voices to our nation’s political conversation and to advocate for policies important to them. The Action Fund seeks to empower the RAE on their own with the facts they need to make their own informed choices about ballot measures, candidates, and issues.


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