Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Girl Scout Alums Who Broke Barriers In This Year's Midterm Elections

They made history on Election Day, and they all have one thing in common: Girl Scouts. Coincidence? We think not! Being a Girl Scout means paying attention to the world around you, identifying problems affecting your community, and taking action to solve them! Whether it be on the local or national level, Girl Scouts have always been championing issues to help improve their communities and make the world a better place.

It's no surprise that in this year's midterm elections, many Girl Scout alums ran for office and won. They've etched their names in our history books like the trailblazers they are. And this sends a strong message to the world: Never underestimate the power of a G.I.R.L.! 

From the youngest woman ever elected to Congress to the first women of color to be elected congresswomen, these are the Girl Scout alums who have broken barriers in 2018's midterm elections:

Women in the U.S. Senate

Veronica Escobar (D-TX), First Latinx Congresswoman from  Texas

Jacky Rosen (D-NV)

Women in the U.S. House of Representatives

Cindy Axne (D-IA-3)

Angie Craig (D-MN-2)

Madeleine Dean (D-PA-4)

Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX-7)

Jahana Hayes (D-CT-5), First Black Congresswoman from Connecticut 

Kendra Horn (D-OK-5)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14), Youngest Woman Elected to Congress

Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-7), First Black Congresswoman from Massachusetts 

Susie Lee (D-NV-3)

Elaine Luria (D-VA-2)

Carol Miller (R-WV-3)

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL-26)

Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA-5)

Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11)

Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-7)

Jennifer Wexton (D-VA-10)

Women Governors

Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), First Latinx Woman Democratic Governor

Laura Kelly (D-KS)

Gina Raimondo (D-RI)

Kim Reynolds (R-IA)

Congratulations to these Girl Scout alums for leading the way and shattering the glass ceiling in politics. Girl Scouts use their determination to lead every day in the fight for a clean environment, racial and gender equality, safety issues, local concerns, and so much more. And leadership is why the effect of Girl Scouts remains so long after a girl leaves her troop meetings behind and moves on in the world.

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