Ms. Foundation for Women on the 2018 Midterm Elections: “Tonight’s victories show that the American people stand together in our rejection of the racist, sexist, supremacist and regressive attitudes of the Trump administration and its supporters.”
NEW YORK (November 6, 2018) – Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement in response to the 2018 midterm elections:
“Tonight’s victories in the House of Representatives show that the American people stand together in our rejection of the racist, sexist, supremacist and regressive attitudes of the Trump administration and its supporters. Millions of citizens stood in line, some for hours on end, to demand change and have our message heard loud and clear — we will not stand idly while the ugliest parts of our democracy work overtime to undo decades of progress.
“To those who canvassed and organized in their communities, who fought back against widespread voter suppression and intimidation — we see you, we celebrate you, and we will continue to support and elevate the tireless efforts of the women and girls of color leading the way. Your efforts have led to a Congress that now has four women and five Black committee chairs, and a Florida where people with felony convictions are no longer deprived of the right to vote.
“And to the women who have become our nation’s newest firsts — Ayanna Pressley, the first Black woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress; Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who together will be the first Muslim women in Congress; and Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids, the first Native American Congresswomen — we are proud of you and we will continue to stand with you as you work steadfast to advance power and possibility for those who need it the most.”
For over 40 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has worked to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all. The Ms. Foundation invests in, and strengthens the capacity of women led movements to advance meaningful social, cultural, and economic change in the lives of women. With equity and inclusion as the cornerstones of true democracy, the Ms. Foundation works to create a world in which the worth and dignity of every person are valued, and power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or age.