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After the presidential election, one of the most nagging questions for many Hillary Clinton supporters was: Who the f**k is going to be our first woman president now? Women are still drastically underrepresented in politics, and it seems like it’ll be years before there’s another woman presidential candidate as qualified as Clinton.
However, women are doing their part to close that gap, with more than 4,500 registering to run for office since the election through the She Should Run incubator.
Founder Erin Loos Cutraro told Time she expected a few hundred people to sign up when she started the organization, a non-partisan group that aims to increase the number of women in government. But she wasn’t surprised so many signed up after the election. “They feel compelled and want to be part of a fabric of voices that are wanting to be heard and wanting to make the case for smarter policy solutions and be part of that,” she said.
Since that number is just through this incubator, it’s possible that even more women have registered to run for office on their own.
H/T the Cut
Jaya Saxena is a lifestyle writer and editor whose work focuses primarily on women's issues and web culture. Her writing has appeared in GQ, ELLE, the Toast, the New Yorker, Tthe Hairpin, BuzzFeed, Racked, Eater, Catapult, and others. She is the co-author of 'Dad Magazine,' the author of 'The Book Of Lost Recipes,' and the co-author of 'Basic Witches.'