Rising Stars in US Politics – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Beth Fukumoto And 5 More Most Influential Women

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More and more women are joining American politics and government every year. The Apolitical made a list of 100 most influential young people in government around the world.

And we, at Nexter.org prepared you a list of top 7.

Mary Elizabeth Taylor

Source: teachingfreedom

Mary Elizabeth Taylor is 29 years old and she is the assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs in the Trump administration. Mary also served as a chief aide in charge of presidential nominations, where she helped to select the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, and a lot of other nominations.

Emily Ianacone

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Emily Ianacone is a design strategist in Baltimore City’s Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Office of Innovation.

She works is the small office, which is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, where they try to find new ways to improve city quality of life.

“By including the people you’re solving problems with and designing solutions for the design process, government services will ultimately be more equitable, more accessible, more user-friendly and more effective,” Ianacone told Maryland Institute College of Art, her alma mater.

Drew Zachary

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Drew Zachary is a co-founder of The Opportunity Project and senior user experience advisor at the US Census Bureau. She previously served as a policy adviser on President Barack Obama’s Domestic Policy Council. Currently, she is working on human-centered design initiatives at the Census Bureau.

Beth Fukumoto

Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Beth Fukumoto is a Republican-turned-Democrat in the Hawaii state house. She left the Republican Party because, as the legislator cited, of the “elements of both racism and sexism” in the party’s decision-making process. Fukumoto said that she “just didn’t see a hope for change.”

After that, she joined the Democratic Party.

Anna Valencia

Source: Chicago City Clerk

Anna Valencia is Chicago’s city clerk, who used to serve as Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s director of legislative counsel and government affairs (the second woman in Chicago’s history to serve in that role) and ran US Senator Dick Durbin’s 2014 campaign.

Since December 2016 she has been running an operation that serves 1.2 million citizens as a city clerk and helps to make government services more accessible to residents and much more.

Elise Stefanik

Source: Glamour

Elise Stefanik is a New York Republican and the second-youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Stefanik already voted to repeal Obamacare and loosen gun control. Also, she has voiced frustration about the GOP’s small number of women in Congress.

Last week she tweeted, “I will continue speaking out about the crisis level of GOP women in Congress & will try to lead and change that by supporting strong GOP women candidates through my leadership PAC.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Source: Medium

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Democratic Socialist, and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. She campaigned on abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, introduced a Green New Deal for the environment and supported single-payer healthcare.

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