We understand the importance of supporting women at the earliest stages of their race, when that support is most needed.
At All Levels
We support women leaders at all levels of government - and we do mean all. From school board to Congress, women are needed at all levels to make a positive difference in their communities.
We support women leaders on both sides of the aisle who support women.
We are not bound by party politics or conventional thinking. We are uncompromising in our vision of more women in government and are willing to challenge the status quo to achieve it.
We want a truly representative government that reflects the diversity of our country, including women of color, LGBT women, and young women.
||Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth
U.S. House (IL-08)
Tammy Duckworth is challenging Congressman Joe Walsh for Illinois’ 8th District seat. In 2009, President Obama nominated Duckworth to be Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. She was selected to head the department's effort to end Veteran homelessness and was a leader in initiatives for female Veterans. Duckworth was deployed to Iraq in 2004 where her Black Hawk helicopter was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. Tammy lost both legs and part of the use of her right arm in the explosion. As a result of her injuries sustained in combat, Tammy was awarded the Purple Heart. Following her injuries, Duckworth continued to serve her country as a Major in the Illinois National Guard and Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. Duckworth received her M.A. in International Relations from George Washington University and B.A. in Political Science at University of Hawaii. For more information, visit Tammy Duckworth’s website.
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