Emerge Tennessee is helping women Democrats get elected, and it’s working | Opinion
This is not a blip.
The record number of Democratic women running and winning their elections is encouraging, even thrilling. But, as Executive Director of Emerge Tennessee, I do not think this year is a blip.
The media may stop covering the rise in women running for office and it’s likely that many women candidates will lose their elections in November. That is what happens when more women run; more of them will lose.
But what will be the narrative for women after November — no matter the wins and the losses? One thing is for sure, the fire that has sparked a wave of Democratic women running will not be extinguished after one election.