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Teenage Girls Interested in Politics Now

The election of Trump as President sparked the interest of teenage girls in becoming politicians, according to Anne Moses, the president of IGNITE: Political Power in Every Young Woman, a national organization to teach political skills to girls. Moses reported the girls are doing voter outreach, running for boards and school offices, and organizing locally around issues that concern them.[i] One of girls, Tazeen Ulhaque, a high school sophomore in Phoenix, who opposes hateful extremists, said, “I don’t want to phone bank. I’d rather trail blaze.”(Running Start is another group to “bring young women to politics.”)

[i] Amrita Vetticaden, “After 2016 Election, Girls Ready to Break Politics’ Glass Ceiling,” Women’s eNews Teen Voices, March 30, 2017.