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Women Gain Political Power, But There’s A Long Way To Go

Many women and young girls are still coming to terms with Hillary Clinton’s presidential election loss. Arguably one of the most qualified candidates to run for the office, Clinton’s loss has many asking “If she can’t break that glass ceiling, who can?” 

While the country hasn’t elected its first woman in the Oval Office, it has gotten some female firsts on Capitol Hill. Congress is more diverse than ever, with its first Latina senator, first biracial female senator, and first Thailand-born senator with Illinois’ Tammy Duckworth. 

So what’s ahead for women with political ambitions? 

The Morning Shift talks with feminist writer Kate Schatz, author of Rad Women Worldwide and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to get their take on the future of women in U.S. politics.

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