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Midterm elections in the United States have historically failed to inspire much interest. This year, something has changed. The number of women running for office—not to mention the number who are favored to win—is at an historic high. Not only that, but the representation of diverse and intersectional candidates is unprecedented. So what’s changed? Women all over the country are mobilizing—as candidates, organizers, voters and donors—in response to a growing sense that in order to see their interests represented in government, more women will have to be elected to office. Even should all of the women running this year win, we’ll still be a long way from gender parity. But what recent events have made clear is that it’s up to us to reshape popular…