These Women Made History in the Midterm Elections
From the first Muslim women in Congress to the youngest women ever elected to serve, these are the most notable female firsts on the national level that took place on Election Day
Rashida Tlaib, the Rebel
Rashida Tlaib turned her anger into political action— now she’s become the first Muslim woman ever elected to Congress
Amy McGrath, the Fighter
This Marine fighter pilot fought against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Her new mission is to land in Congress
MJ Hegar, the Hero
MJ Hegar fights for the rights of American women, battling the Taliban in Afghanistan and combatting sexist military policies in the U.S. Her next battleground: Congress
Ellen Malcolm, The O.G.
When Ellen Malcolm founded E.M.I.L.Y’s List in 1985, there were only 23 women in Congress— she helped elect 74 out of the 79 democratic
A record number of women are running for office— and winning. In our newest series, “Cleaning the House,” we’re telling the story of this national reckoning in politics through four women leading the charge. Learn more about the women who win here:
MAKERS Women in Politics Documentary
Meet the HistoryMAKERS on Capitol Hill
Get to know all the MAKERS politicians who paved the way to Capitol Hill for women.
Tammy Baldwin: United States Senator, Wisconsin
United States Senator Tammy Baldwin initially realized what she could aspire to while watching Geraldine Ferraro accept the Democratic vice presidential nomination--a first for women. Since, Baldwin has been a trailblazer in her own own right as a woman and openly gay politician.
MAKERS: Women in Politics
WOMEN IN POLITICS profiles the long, slow fight for female political representation over the last century, from the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013. The program includes many trailblazing leaders, including the youngest Republican woman ever elected to the House of Representatives, the first African-American woman to serve in Congress, and the first Muslim-American woman elected to the Michigan House. Narrated by Alfre Woodard.