Washington is filled with celebratory events this week and perhaps among the happiest is the one hosted by Emily’s List. This group that has been working for the election of women candidates across the nation was able to celebrate several milestones–more women in the Senate than ever before, more women in Cabinet positions than in previous administrations, and a woman as speaker of the house being three of the most important. Just think how the founders of the League would feel if they could look on that gathering today. It’s been a long, hard road with many slowdowns along the way, but women now seem a natural part of political life in the U.S. This is no time to rest on what has been achieved, because the sexism obvious in much coverage of the campaign is something we should all be concerned about, but at least we are moving in the right direction. Time now for a real celebration!
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