This week, Chelsea is sitting down with Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin to look at women in public office – what it means to be the first, the progress we’ve made toward equality, and what needs to happen next.
When Tammy Baldwin was elected to the House in 1998, she became Wisconsin’s first female member of Congress and the first openly LGBTQ person to run for and win a Congressional seat. In 2012, she became the state’s first female Senator and the first openly LGBTQ member of the Senate. And in 2018, she was re-elected with more than 55% of the vote. Throughout her career, she has championed reforms in healthcare—including mental health—infrastructure, manufacturing, and education. And she’s proved to little girls and boys alike that women and members of the LGBTQ community more than belong at every level of government.
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