Women around the world are making a difference in politics every day – and many are letting it known on social media all the time. Here’s what caught our eye on Twitter this week:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s slogan might be “Telling it like it is,” but congresswoman and Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was the one being candid when she outlined all the reasons why Christie should not be president in a statement.
Lupita Nyong’o recently ventured back to Kenya to announce her next project – and no, it’s not another award-winning motion picture. The Mexican-born Kenyan-raised actress has joined WildAid as a global ambassador to save elephants from extinction.
Michele Bachmann gained notoriety as an outlandish tea partier during the 2012 presidential election. Although she has since retired from holding a political position, the former congresswoman found it “lol”-worthy that an advocacy group campaigning for a $15 minimum wage posted a job listing that only paid $12.25 per hour. Lol, indeed.
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington received a donation of $100,000. However, the organization turned down the gift because the donor asked that none of the money be used to support trans girls. As a former Girl Scout, congresswoman Katherine Clark proudly applauds the decision, using the hash tag #ForEVERYGirl.
Women in the World was created in part to provide powerful women across the world a platform to tell their stories. The group, in association with The New York Times, recently covered a story on Afghanistan’s first female Supreme Court judge, Anisa Rasooli. This court nomination signifies an enormous advance in the right direction for the developing country.
While some applaud President Barack Obama’s decision to reestablish international ties with Cuba, others criticize the foreign policy plan. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, representing South Florida, is among the latter claiming that Obama is merely “legacy shopping.”
California Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins shows her support for the U.S. women’s national soccer team after the squad defeated Germany in a 2-0 match. The USWNT will face off against Japan in the World Cup final.
Although only a few weeks in, Donald Trump has made some heinously offensive remarks during his campaign run. Renowned actress America Ferrera beautifully articulates and mockingly thanked Trump for reinvigorating the Latino population to participate in the 2016 election by voting for anyone but the businessman. “We will silence you at the polls,” she wrote in her thank you note.
9. Gwen Moore
Congresswoman Gwen Moore goes after Scott Walker guns a’blazing in a short, yet witty jab at the Wisconsin governor. It has been reported that Walker will announce his official bid for candidacy on July 13.
Gabrielle Giffords broke barriers when she was elected the third woman in Arizona’s history to be elected to the U.S. Congress and became a heroic figure after surviving an assassination attempt. Giffords reflects on her time spent Iraq in 2007 when she visited men and women who were serving there.
For more news on women in politics click here.