Midterm Elections Propel More Women to Congress, Signaling Change

The dawn after the midterm elections brought a shift in politics and change on the horizon for the U.S. House of Representatives.

According to the New York Times, at least 34 new women were elected to the U.S. House, joining 66 female incumbents who were re-elected, for a total of at least 100 women.

A sizable number of them – 37 – are attorneys.

Dallas lawyers Meloney Perry and Stacy Thompson of Perry Law P.C., both advocates for women, say it’s about time.

“This show of power comes after the battle of feminism has been hard-fought, and these 37 women lawyers are reaping the benefits of the women who came before,” said Ms. Perry, founder of Perry Law P.C.

“Some were there at the beginning of the fight and some were not even born yet. Still, no longer will they be the ‘only woman’ in the boardroom or the courtroom or be mistaken as the court reporter. These 37 women will pave the way and inspire little girls who will view it as normal to have women in Congress, state Capitols and at all levels of the judiciary.”

“The ideals and aspirations of these new leaders will likely ensure that change not only continues but accelerates at a rapid pace,” said Ms. Thompson. “Their mere presence and spirit will inspire so many other women to effect change in not only the legal profession, but in their own homes and communities as well.”

For more information, contact Sophia Reza at 800-559-4534 or sophia@androvett.com.

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