Virginia Beach’s House of Delegates, Kelly Fowler (HD21) and Cheryl Turpin (HD85) are featured on the cover of Time Magazine’s January issue. The new Time magazine cover features the portraits of first-time female candidates who say they were inspired to run for office by the Women’s March one year ago.
The cover story, “The Avengers,” by Time correspondent Charlotte Alter, highlights individuals and groups that make up the grass-roots movement of women running for office nationwide.
“Call it payback, call it a revolution, call it the Pink Wave, inspired by marchers in their magenta hats, and the activism that followed,” Alter writes.
“There is an unprecedented surge of first-time female candidates, overwhelmingly Democratic, running for offices big and small, from the U.S. Senate and state legislatures to local school boards.”
According to Time, four times as many Democratic women are running for House seats as Republican women, and twice as many Democrats in Senate races.