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Rolling Stone Celebrates The New Rockstars: Women In Politics

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Feb. 27 2019, Published 2:43 p.m. ET

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Who runs the world? Congresswomen.

Out of a group of 435, there were only 23 women in Congress 2016, now there are over a hundred. Rolling Stone magazine has sent an empowering, message by featuring four congresswomen on their cover ‘Women Shaping The Future.’

Jahana Hayes, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Nancy Pelosi, and Ilhan Omar have all made history in politics and have now been featured as the Rolling Stone’s March Cover released today.

Being the first Black congresswoman, youngest Latino congresswoman, first female speaker of the House of Representatives and, the first Somali American congresswoman, they have all shown us that a woman’s place is in Congress. It is in the House of Representatives, Senate, and soon the White House. They have shown us that women work, women vote, women won, and now women are here to stay.

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The magazine has a history for placing music artists, actors, and characters on their magazine covers. According to KQED, just over two years ago the Rolling Stone had not featured any woman by herself on their cover at all in 2016.

Fast forward to 2019, four resilient congresswomen being placed on the cover, and getting interviews in Rolling Stone. All four have advocated for women’s rights, passed legislation, and have shown the world that everyone’s issues are women’s issues.

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Their individual interviews manifest the idea that we can overcome anything. From Hayes starting off as a teen mom, Cortez a local waitress, Pelosi a smalltown girl, and Omar a refugee, to all four making a spot for themselves in Congress. These women have expanded the role of women at work.

Nancy Pelosi tells The Rolling Stone about being featured, “women here are leaders on national security, they’re leaders on economic security. Women have made their mark across the board.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

March is women’s month for making milestones. Being released a week ahead of International (working) Women’s Day, The Rolling Stone’s cover set the theme for ‘Women Shaping the Future’, now let’s make it happen.

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