A Great Idea From Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
I was walking out of the Tri-C gym this afternoon following the President's speech and in the hall, I ran into Toledo Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur hanging out and chatting with people, including this very dynamic young woman named Katrice (?) whom she chatted with for a while despite ascertaining that Katrice lived in Marcia Fudge's congressional district.
I talked with Kaptur as we left the building, and she mentioned an idea floating around to put together a combined event or mini-tour with all the Democratic women running for Congress in Ohio this year: herself, Fudge, Joyce Beatty, Betty Sutton, Joyce Healy-Abrams, Angela Zimmann, and Sharen Neuhardt.
I would love to see such an event happen. Hopefully you read my post yesterday about the difficulty of electing women to Congress:
Yet here in Ohio Democrats have seven outstanding women running for Congress this year. They are running a woman in every district they have any shot at winning except the new 13th district (Mahoning Valley) where they're graciously allowing a man — Tim Ryan — to keep his seat. Given the relentless attacks on women's rights, which seem to get nastier and more extreme by the day, celebrating this group of intelligent, capable, and qualified candidates could be so encouraging and energizing for Democratic women who often feel like they're left at the curb or treated as an afterthought.