Women Democratic State Leaders are on the Front Lines in GOP-Controlled States

Press Releases

WASHINGTON — As Women’s History Month comes to a close, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is highlighting the women caucus leaders who are on the front lines of the fight for equality, justice, and opportunity in Republican-controlled states. These incredible women champion issues that are important to their communities ranging from expanding Medicaid to reproductive rights and criminal justice reform to strengthening access to the ballot box. Democratic women hold over 1,500 legislative seats across the country, including over 65 leadership positions. 

“Electing women to state legislatures is essential for representation that is more reflective of our communities and shaping which issues are brought forward and how policies are crafted,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “When women have more than just a seat at the table and hold a position of power, they can wield their influence to level the playing field and create opportunity – even in Republican-controlled states. I look forward to seeing all the Democratic women caucus leaders continue to stand up for what’s right even as their Republican counterparts go off the deep end and attempt to bring fringe policies into the mainstream.” 

Examples of Women Caucus Leaders Fighting for Equality, Justice, and Opportunity in GOP-Controlled States: