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Group aims to flip Minnesota Legislature to a female majority by 2024

Vote Run Lead has targeted Minnesota as one of three bellwether states


Jenny Berg, Star Tribune

Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, the highest-ranking Native woman elected to statewide executive office, spoke to female candidates and campaign managers at a Vote Run Lead training in Waite Park, Minn.

WAITE PARK - Hushed voices filled a hotel conference room as women from across the state shuffled in to the launch of a two-day training, looking for seats as female empowerment songs boomed from the speakers.

As they ate dinner, local elected leaders told stories of cold-calling constituents, door-knocking for hours on end and the challenges of simply existing in a male-dominated political field.

By the end of the meal, those hushed voices rose to make loud and confident proclamations about why they were attending the conference: to learn to win in an election.


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