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“Getting Women Elected”: Iowa Group Has Big New Year’s Resolution In 2019

January 3, 2019 is a historic day as a record number of women begin serving in the 116th Congress – 106 in the U.S. House and 25 in the U.S. Senate. Three...
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January 3, 2019 is a historic day as a record number of women begin serving in the 116th Congress - 106 in the U.S. House and 25 in the U.S. Senate.

Three of those women are from Iowa and two are new to Washington, DC. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst has been in office since 2015, but there are two new faces in the U.S. House - U.S. Representative Cindy Axne from Iowa's Third District and U.S. Representative Abby Finkenauer from Iowa's First District.

5050 in 2020 goals

On January 3, 2019, the organization's Executive Director - Melissa Gesing - had "Breakfast With..." Good Morning Quad Cities. She talked about the records broken in Iowa during the 2018 election and what needs to be done in 2019. Click the video above to see that part of our conversation.

5050 in 2020 history

If you are interested in running for office, there is a big event coming up in March in Des Moines. Gesing talked about that event and other ways you can get involved during our Facebook Live on the WQAD Facebook Page: