Hillary Clinton issues ‘challenge’ for International Women’s Day

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Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, issued a challenge to her followers on Twitter in honor of International Women’s Day on Friday.

“For #InternationalWomensDay, I’m issuing you a challenge,” Clinton began in a tweet on Friday morning. “We know that when women run for office, they’re elected at the same rate as men.”

{mosads}“But not as many women run as men — often because people don’t ask women to run as often as they ask men,” she continued.

“So think of a woman you know who should run for office. Then take a moment today to ask her to do it,” Clinton wrote. 

The former secretary of State then went on to list a few resources for women who are interested in running for office.

“Tell her she’ll have help from @emergeamerica, @emilyslist, @runforsomething, and you,” Clinton wrote. “With one question, you could start something pretty big.”

Clinton made history in 2016 by becoming the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a major political party.

Since the 2016 presidential election, women have run for and been elected to office in historic numbers.

The current number of women in Congress is at a record high 127, which is up from 110 in the last session. A quarter of the Senate is now female and there are 102 female lawmakers in the House.

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