A woman’s place is in the House

A woman’s place is in the House

Kathy Tran has come a long way since she first arrived in the U.S. with her parents as refugees from Vietnam.

The 42nd District’s new representative in Virginia’s House of Delegates was not even 2 years old when her family fled their home country, but she still remembers the experience of watching her parents rebuild their lives in a foreign place with empty pockets.

A Year Ago, They Marched. Now a Record Number of Women Are Running for Office

A Year Ago, They Marched. Now a Record Number of Women Are Running for Office

In dozens of interviews with TIME, progressive women described undergoing a metamorphosis...Now, in 2018, these doctors and mothers and teachers and executives are jumping into the arena and bringing new energy to a Democratic Party sorely in need of fresh faces. About four times as many Democratic women are running for House seats as Republican women, according to the Center for American Women and Politics; in the Senate, the ratio is 2 to 1.

Women hit a record high in Virginia legislature. Can they break the boys’ club?

Women hit a record high in Virginia legislature. Can they break the boys’ club?

Women have reached a high mark in the Virginia General Assembly this year, taking 38 out of 140 seats and starting to reshape the culture of a Southern capital often seen as an old boys’ club.

The surge was part of November’s Democratic sweep in the House of Delegates that flipped 15 seats, replacing 11 men with women. Women now hold a record 28 of 100 seats in the chamber, up from 17 last year. They make up nearly half of the Democratic caucus.

Kathy Tran on the 'Phenomenal Sisterhood' of Women in Politics

Kathy Tran on the 'Phenomenal Sisterhood' of Women in Politics

One of the first Asian-American women elected to the Virginia House of Delegates tells Broadly that she'll "continue to take a stance against the damaging policies of the Trump administration."

IRC: Kathy Tran's American journey, from a refugee camp to public office

IRC: Kathy Tran's American journey, from a refugee camp to public office

On Nov. 7, Kathy Tran, a refugee from Vietnam, became one of the first Asian-American women elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. Her experience as a refugee fleeing violence and persecution inspired her to run for office and build a more welcoming culture for immigrants in America.

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"On Tuesday, our victory in the 42nd District, and in elections across Virginia and the nation, showed that Americans are not only rejecting racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and hate, but also that we are absolutely affirming that hope, opportunity, and freedom for all are at the heart of our democracy. These are American values and they will prevail."