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Cecile Richards  Runner, baker, traveler, former president of @plannedparenthood & @PPact. Author of MAKE TROUBLE.

My last trip to Dallas I met Victoria Neave, candidate for the Texas State House of Representatives in District 107. Born and raised in Dallas, Victoria brings the voice of women to the table in Texas -- and will continue to do so. She started her term as a TX Representative in 2017. During her time in the legislature she sponsored a bill that created a state crowdfunding effort that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend on rape kit testing in Texas in hopes to eliminate the backlog of untested kits. As a freshman representative, she authored/co-authored a record five bills, working across the aisle to create positive change for women, students and families. Victoria is the daughter of an immigrant father from Mexico, and is a living example of how education can help a family realize the American dream as she was the first in her family to graduate from college. ๐ŸŽ“ Early vote is on in Texas so go vote for Victoria! โญ๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ #reclaimingmytime #maketrouble #shepersisted #futureisfemale @ppact

Yesterday early vote started in Texas and I think mom and Molly are strategizing from above! This is an exciting moment in the Lone Star State - letโ€™s make it happen! โญ๏ธand as we say, the eyes of Texas are upon you. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝphoto from my wedding by @alanpogue โค๏ธ #futureisfemale #shepersisted #maketrouble #believesurvivors #reclaimingmytime ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ

Last week I had the chance to campaign with Kathleen Clyde, candidate for Secretary of State in Ohio. She is committed to getting fair voting districts and making sure everyone in Ohio can vote! There is no way to overstate how important this race is to finally addressing years of gerrymandering in the state and having true representation for all the people of Ohio. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐ŸŒŠ She can use your support - she has mine! ๐Ÿ’ฏ #shepersisted #futureisfemale #reclaimingmytime

Stacey Abrams and her five siblings grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi with three tenets: go to school, go to church, and take care of each other. In 2010, Stacey became the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and the first African American to lead in the House of Representatives. As House Minority Leader, she has worked across the aisle on behalf of all Georgians. She stopped legislation to raise taxes on the poor and middle class and to roll back reproductive healthcare. She is amazing and Iโ€™m headed to Georgia this week to support her historic campaign. There is no better leader in America. ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ#shepersisted #futureisfemale #reclaimingmytime @ppact

During the battle to preserve the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood access, I met Lori Hawkins from Bristol, Wisconsin. She was a former Planned Parenthood patient and she began to tell her story about how important the health care was that she received. She told it in Washington, D.C., on national television, and now, she is running for State Senate in the 21st district. We need more citizen activists and candidates, and Iโ€™m so proud to be supporting her - I hope you will too! #shepersisted #carenomatterwhat #futureisfemale ๐Ÿ’•@ppact

From Las Cruces, New Mexico Xochitl Torres Small is running for Congress to further her lifeโ€™s work helping her community. Xochitl worked to increase cell phone service, broadband, and other communication lines in rural New Mexico.๐Ÿ“žShe worked with teachers, college instructors, and business leaders to create better job opportunities for local graduates.๐ŸŽ“She also helped bring farmers, ๐Ÿฎconservationists, ๐Ÿ›ถand communities together to protect New Mexicoโ€™s water. ๐ŸŒŠ She could use your support - and we could all use her leadership in Washington! ๐Ÿ…#shepersisted #futureisfemale #reclaimingmytime ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Meet my good friend Senator Sylvia Garcia, candidate for the US House of Representatives from Houston. Sylvia is a native of Palito Blanco, a South Texas farming community. The eighth of ten children, Senator Garcia saw her parents struggle to raise her and her siblings. Senator Garcia's parents taught her that with hard work and a good education she could accomplish anything. She has been on the frontlines of every righteous battle for womenโ€™s rights and social justice! We have never elected a Latina in Texas to Congress so letโ€™s help make history November 6th! ยกAdelante! ๐Ÿ”ฅ#shepersisted #maketrouble #futureisfemale

A few years ago I was in Florida for a Planned Parenthood event. The young woman in charge blew me away! Thatโ€™s how I first met Anna Eskamami, now a candidate for the Florida House, District 47. ๐Ÿ’– So proud of her - she is endorsed by @barackobama and many others, and she is our future! She could use your help in the next two weeks so check out her campaign. @annaforflorida ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฟ#shepersisted #maketrouble #futureisfemale #reclaimingmytime @ppact

Good morning women! Ilhan Omar is a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesotaโ€™s Fifth District. Born in Somalia, Ilhan and her family lived in a refugee camp in Kenya before coming to the United States, settling in Minneapolis in 1997. After serving her community in various roles including as a senior policy aide for a Minneapolis City Council Member, in 2016 she was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives -- becoming the first Somali-American, Muslim legislator elected to public office in US history!
Ilhan fights for a living wage, affordable housing and health care, and a just immigration system. With your help sheโ€™s coming to Congress! ๐Ÿ’– #shepersisted #maketrouble #futureisfemale #reclaimingmytime

Every day until November 6th Iโ€™m going to introduce you to another amazing woman running for office. Today, that is Deidre DeJear, on the ballot for Secretary of State in Iowa. Deidre started her own small business and also co-founded Back 2 School Iowa, inspiring youth to continue their education and build their careers. She has been civically engaged since her grandmother was County Elections Commissioner in Mississippi! As Secretary of State she will work to ensure the voting process is secure, accessible and fair for everyone. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ If you are wondering what you can do to make a difference, Deidreโ€™s campaign is a good place to start. ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿšœ#shepersisted #futureisfemale #reclaimingmytime

Pretty much how Iโ€™m feeling. With thanks to my sister @sabuffett ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป#shepersisted #maketrouble #believesurvivors #futureisfemale #reclaimingmytime work by @hexelot

Women in Michigan are running for office like crazy - in fact more than half of the Democratic candidates for the state legislature are women! And these two @juliapulver and @erika.geiss are running for the state senate, the old/fashioned way of going door to door to door. This is why Iโ€™m not tired, not burned out - they are running for all women! Fired up, ready to go! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป#shepersisted #maketrouble #believesurvivors #futureisfemale #reclaimingmytime ๐Ÿ’ฏ

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