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Female lawmakers wearing "suffragette white" during President Trump's State of the Union address on Feb. 5, 2019.Alex Wong—Getty Images
Female lawmakers wearing "suffragette white" during President Trump's State of the Union address on Feb. 5, 2019., Alex Wong—Getty Images
  • Title
    42 Newly Elected Women
  • Affiliation
    United States Congress

In the run-up to last year’s midterm elections, pundits chewed through hours of cable news programming, speculating about a potential blue wave. But while they were right about the oceanic force, they got the shade wrong—it was pink. Forty-two women won their congressional seat for the first time in 2018, the largest total since the 27 elected in 1992, the first “Year of the Woman.”

 

Read more about the Pink Wave here.

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