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9 Badass Women Changing The Face Of Politics Today

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    For as far as women have come since the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920 (hard to believe, but it really has been less than 100 years since women were given the right to vote in this country), the political field still looks a lot like an Old Boys' Club. Literally.

    Only 277 women have served in Congress since Rep. Jeannette Rankin became the first in 1917, and the average age for a U.S. Senator is 62. So, while Hill offices, nonprofits, and internships are packed with smart, driven young women, there’s still a gender gap when it comes to real political power.

    But instead of accepting that gap, several amazing women are working tirelessly to change the face of politics — by running for office, calling the shots behind the scenes, and advocating for women’s rights. Here’s a primer on some of the political powerhouses (all under 40!) who we think will be making headlines for decades to come.

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