The Six Powerful Women Who are Challenging the Patriarchy for 2020

The 2020 presidential election is about a year and a half away and so far there are sixteen Democratic candidates choosing to run against likely Republican incumbent, President Donald Trump. According to CNN, out of the sixteen candidates, a record setting six candidates are women!

Here is an introduction to the six women who have the opportunity to impose change in a male-dominated government:

Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris is one of the current senators for California. Her election to the U.S. Senate in 2016 marked only the second time an African American woman has been elected in to the Senate. Harris fights for many marginalized groups, such as middle-class workers, immigrants, women and children. Harris’s campaign slogan is “For the People,” because she is not afraid to take on big challenges if she believes it will help better people’s lives. See for yourself what specific issues she fights for on her campaign website, https://kamalaharris.org/meet-kamala/.

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren has been serving as senator of Massachusetts for six years. Warren grew up in the middle class of Oklahoma with three brothers and her mom and dad. She married her high school sweetheart when she was 19 and put herself through law school while she was raising her two kids. She is a self-made woman who has expertly balanced the demands of an intense, high-powered job and motherhood. Warren has five main platforms that create her campaign: ending Washington corruption, rebuilding the middle class, strengthening our democracy, ensuring equal justice for all and creating an equal foreign policy for all. For more information about her campaign, check out her website at https://elizabethwarren.com/.

Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand is the current senator for New York. Gillibrand got in to public service because her mother and grandmother were strong role models who held prominent leader positions in their community. She was the sixth woman ever to have given birth while serving in Congress! If elected president; she wants to make congress more transparent, bring a focus to families, economic growth, lower health care costs, strengthen gun safety and empower women. Check out her website at https://kirstengillibrand.com/.

Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard is the current representative for the Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district. She has been inspired by the power of love. She was a soldier in the Hawaii National Guard and did two tours through the MidEast. In addition to being a representative, she is also currently a major in the Hawaii National Guard. Gabbard believes the most important issues are protecting the environment, ensuring clean water and air, creating a green energy economy, healthcare for all and criminal justice reform. Learn more about her on her website https://www.tulsi2020.com.

Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar has been a senator for Minnesota since 2006. She is running for president because she believes that America can be a nation governed by opportunity - meaning that opportunity can be created from every situation instead of the current chaos that seems to be reigning over the government. She is also running because she is tired of the gridlocks and alienating politics that have been plaguing our government for far too long. Klobuchar believes that she is appropriately equipped to tackle the modern challenges and dispel the antiquated ways of thinking that currently plague our government. Visit her website at https://amyklobuchar.com/.

Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson is a spiritual teacher, author, lecturer, entrepreneur, and activist. She grew up in a liberal household in conservative Texas, and credits her childhood environment for shaping her views and creating her into the woman she is today. She began spiritually lecturing in the 1980s, and decided to run for President because she believes she can recreate the presidency in to a place of moral leadership, not just an administrative office. Williamson’s goal is to have the people create such a powerful movement of energy that can counteract all possible threats to America’s democracy. She does not have specific platforms that she is running her campaign on. Instead, she is a supporter of typical liberal and Democratic issues, such as gun safety, climate change, and LGBTQ+ issues, to name a few. Check out her unique take on democracy at her website, https://www.marianne2020.com/my-story.

No matter what your political views are, the fact that so many women are getting into the race is one step closer to shattering the glass ceiling. That is one thing we all should be able to get behind!