Check Out These Amazing Women Running For President In 2020

Women Running For President In 2020

If you thought women made waves during the last midterm election, just wait until you see what’s in store for us in 2020. Ladies are officially fed up with men leading our country and have decided to take things into their own hands. Can you really blame them? With more women running against Trump this upcoming election than at any time in our country’s history, we can expect to see a major shift in women’s rights.

Of course, with the good also comes the bad, and these ladies will have to put on their toughest skin each morning if they’re going to survive the amount of sexist criticism that will be thrown at them. I’m guessing that these women can handle it though. Meet the amazing women running for president in 2020:

Senator Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris studied political science and economics at Howard University and went on to earn a law degree from the University of California Hastings College. She later went on to make history in California when she became the first female attorney general in 2010 as well as the first Indian-American and Jamaican-American to hold the position. In 2016, Harris was elected Senator and became the first woman of color to represent California in the Senate. She announced that she would be running for president on Martin Luther King Jr. Day saying, “This is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are.”

Women Running For President In 2020

Harris’ Issues:

  • Immigration reform
  • The Marijuana Justice Act which would remove marijuana from the 1970 Controlled Substances Act and require courts to erase convictions for marijuana use or possession
  • The Lift Act which is a new tax legislation aimed to help the middle class

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Women Running For President In 2020

Kirsten Gillibrand graduated from Dartmouth University and went on to attend law school at UCLA School of Law. Before her career in politics, Gillibrand clerked for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced law in New York City. She helped Hillary Clinton on her 2000 Senate campaign who went on to become Gillibrand’s mentor and encourage her to run for office herself. After some time in Congress, Gillibrand took Clinton’s seat in the Senate when she stepped down in 2009. Gillibrand still serves as U.S. Senator in New York and announced her plan to run for president on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert saying, “I’m going to run for president of the United States, because as a young mom, I’m going to fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own.”

Women Running For President In 2020

Gillibrand’s Issues:

  • The repeal of the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on LGBT military service
  • Removing sexual assault cases from the military chain of command
  • Doing away with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Healthcare for all
  • Restoring democracy and taking money out of politics

Senator Amy Klobuchar

Women Running For President In 2020

Amy Klobuchar graduated from Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School, practicing for a private law firm in Minnesota. After having to return to work the day after giving birth, Klobuchar became an advocate for a maternity leave bill in the state legislature. She was inspired to run for public office and was elected Hennepin County attorney in 1998 and to the Senate in 2006. Klobuchar announced her decision to run for president last month at a rally in Minnesota saying, “We are all tired of the shutdowns and the showdowns, of the gridlock and the grandstanding. Our nation must be governed not by chaos, but by opportunity.”

Women Running For President In 2020

Klobuchar’s Issues:

  • Put cybersecurity rules and laws in place
  • Rejoin the climate change agreement, enforce Clean Power rules, gas mileage standards and invest in green jobs and infrastructure
  • Pro-choice rights and safe, legal abortions for women
  • LGBT rights
  • Lowering prescription drug prices
  • Election reform

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Women Running For President In 2020

Elizabeth Warren graduated from the University of Houston and went on to become a school teacher. Later in life, she pursued a law degree at Rutgers University and spent three decades working as a law professor, most of those at Harvard Law School. Warren got involved in politics after she led the congressional oversight panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program and served as the architect of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after the 2008 financial collapse. She was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012 and announced her decision to run for president at a rally in Massachusettes saying, “It won’t be enough to just undo the terrible acts of this administration. We can’t afford to just tinker around the edges — a tax credit here, a regulation there. Our fight is for big, structural change.”

Women Running For President In 2020

Warren’s Issues:

  • End corruption in the government
  • Helping the middle class by giving the power back to the people and the unions
  • Pursing a Constitutional amendment and government reform
  • Enforcing equal justice in our court systems

Representative Tulsi Gabbard

Born in American Samoa, Tulsi Gabbard was raised in Hawaii in a politically active family. Before serving in the Hawaiian Army National Guard, she made history by becoming the youngest woman to be elected to the Hawaii House of Representatives at just 21-years-old. Later in life, Gabbard was also the first Samoan-American as well as the first Hindu elected to Congress. She announced her decision to run for president in a campaign video.

Women Running For President In 2020

Gabbard’s Issues:

  • Criminal justice reform system
  • Affordable housing
  • Campaign finance reform
  • Creating more jobs for the people
  • Sensible gun control
  • Affordable healthcare
  • LGBT equality and marriage rights
  • Advocating for labeling genetically modified foods

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Rose Burke

Freelance writer and art enthusiast, Rose Burke, often writes humorous essays inspired by awkward dating experiences and life’s cruel sense of humor. When she's not doing that, she's typically writing entertainment articles on women's issues, politics, feminism, and other trending topics her readers love. Her work has been published in The Southampton Review, The Conium Review, The Richest, The Independent, CINEMABLEND, and more. Author of the popular feminist blog series "Writings of the Satirical Feminista," Rose is currently focusing on a collection of humorous personal essays while she travels the world.


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