November 6th, 2018: A Victory for Women

By: Jaclyn Eberting

On November 6th, 2018 history was made as over 100 women were elected into office during the 2018 midterm elections. As a woman, I felt an immense sense of pride for a collect group. These women were elected based on their qualifications and determination to improve our country and the policies that the United States follows. Regardless of your political standing, it is important to recognize this is a major achievement as women are starting to be more respected for their minds and opinions. This moment is huge for future political leaders and is a stepping stone toward a more equal society.

Not only was November 6th a night for women, but it was also a victory for minorities. In Kansas, Sharice Davids is the first Native American and LGBT elected into the state’s office. Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) and Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) are the first two Muslim women elected into Congress. The United States is comprised of different cultures, beliefs, races, and sexes. By having a political system that reflects our diverse society, we will be able to better serve, and encourage individuals to be more understanding of others’ differences while acknowledging the similarities.

I am grateful for this moment. I am grateful to see so many confident, intelligent, and powerful women take positions that can better our nation. It gives me confidence that the future of our nation will promote more diversity. These women may not have even had the opportunity to gain this position without a woman’s right to vote. Voting is a power that American citizens have, and this allows us to create change. November 6th was a night of empowerment and strength. Watching so many qualified women achieve a position they greatly deserve, made my proud to be a woman.