The 2018 election was dubbed the “Year of the Women” due to its sheer force of women elected to public office. Yet the number of Republican women in the 116th United States House of Representatives is at its lowest in a quarter-century. Only 13 out of 52 Republican women won their races for the U.S. House on November 6, 2018.
On the Democratic side, 89 women were elected to the United States House. This far surpasses 25, which is the record number of Republican women serving in House – and occurred in 2006.
In Michigan, we elected 53 women to the State Legislature, ranking us 12th in the nation of female representation, per the Center for American Women and Politics. Women in Michigan won, yes. Republican women, not so much.
So, while experts’ declaration of 2018 as the “Year of the Women” leads us to believe that voters are listening to women now more than ever, we know it is on us to make sure those same voters are hearing our voices… as Republican women.
That is why we established The League of Our Own. The League is dedicated to finding talented women to run for office and providing them the tools, resources, training and mentorship they need to be successful candidates and effective leaders. If you are reading this, then you have already taken an important first step in getting conservative women’s voices out there.
The League is made up of fans, scouts, prospects and coaches. No matter how you came in to the League, we are glad you are here and look forward to your active involvement.