These Women Running for Congress Have Empowering Quotes


Women are the frontrunners of congressional races in the upcoming election and they are but empowering forces that continue to inspire girls and other women across the globe.  Check their inspiring call for action that will motivate you to stand up for yourself and let your voice be heard.

Heidi Heitkamp (US Senate, North Dakota)

“History will judge you, but most importantly, you will judge yourself,” Heitkamp said earlier this month.  She highlighted the significance of self-authenticity and believing for what you think is right and best for yourself and your community.

Gina Ortiz Jones (US House, Texas)

“Personally and professionally, I’ve seen that talent is universal and opportunity is not. And I know that as somebody that is a first-generation American, somebody that was raised by a single mother and needed a little bit of help growing up,” said Ortiz in an interview. That said, she emphasized on the value of nurturing one’s skills and pursuing your dreams.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (US House, New York)

“They’ll tell you you’re too loud, that you need to wait your turn and ask the right people for permission. Do it anyway,” said Ocasio-Cortez.  This means that you don’t have to depend on others to make things happen. You just have to trust your guts that you can make positive changes in the world.



Amy Klobuchar (US Senate, Minnesota)

“We’ve got great potential in our country and the only way we’re going to make sure kids are getting the degrees that they need, make sure we’re getting through that red tape, is by working together,” said Klobuchar, emphasizing on the importance of education among the youth.



Xochitl Torres Small (US House, New Mexico)

“I was excited and looking for a candidate to support, but as I kept waiting, I thought, ‘What if the person I’m waiting for is me?'” Small told the media.  Yes, what if you stand up for your views and fight for it?