Women2018 talks to Florida Congressional Candidate April Freeman

April Freeman talks about the moment she decided to run for public office, women and conflict resolution in Congress and the impact women are having in politics. She also talks about her producing and writing career and her work on the HBO film “Hemingway and Gelhorn.”

Find out more about April Freeman: AprilFreeman.com

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Women2018 Interviews Florida Congressional Candidate Sheila Cherfilus McCormick

Sheila Cherfilus McCormick talks about her love for her diverse Floridian District 20. She talks about the moment she decided to run for office, her Haitian immigrant parents and her supportive husband and wonderful family. Sheila talks about a fascinating business dinner she attended where she talked to women all over the world about women and American politics. Sheila says, “women are going to make a huge impact in 2019. We will ALL ‘win’ because so many women are standing up and getting involved.”

Find out more about Sheila Cherfilus McCormick: SheilaForCongress.com.

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Women2018 Interviews Florida Congressional Candidate Lauren Baer

Lauren Baer talks about the impact her mother has had on her life and her candidacy, her love for Florida’s 18th District, her wife and young child, her family business and her words to live by, “Life can change in an instant.”

Check out more about Lauren Baer: LaurenBaerforCongress.com

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Detroit Metro Airport. I Minute Travel Highlights. Andiamo Restaurant.

Who would have thought an airport restaurant would be so fancy? Well there is one. At Gate A- 30 in the Delta terminal, Andiamo is a little slice of heaven and they’ve been nominated for the Best New Food & Concept Award. My mom said it was the best lasagna she’s ever had! Wow. Women2018 on the road is full of surprises. And our wait person was spectacular.

Check out Andiamo.

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Interview. Katie Porter Runs for Congress in California.

Katie Porter is a longtime Cubmaster (her daughter is now a Cub Scout too!) consumer financial protection attorney, law professor and author of three books. But that’s not all. Katie Porter is running for Congress in California’s 45th Congressional District.

When we asked Katie about what the impact will be with so many women running for political office, she had this to say:

“This is an Incredibly important moment. I think it’s a time to not only to transform the composition of Congress, but the progress that we make on policy issues.”

“My Mentor Elizabeth Warren said, ‘Electing more women is not something we do for women, it’s something we do for America.’”

Katie continued, “We’ve seen it over and over again; That women lead in different ways. In ways that add to the productivity of Congress. It’s not just women coming into leadership but all voters supporting women in leadership.”

Find out more about Katie Porter: KatiePorter.com
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1 Minute Highlights. Map Mania in Michigan

Women2018 is on the road in Michigan interviewing 4 more candidates. How do we find the locations? Google Maps of Course. But my mother loves her old school, hard copy map. It’s a constant battle. I just listen to our Google Maps British guide (we call her Ros). And my mom insists on referring to her map.

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1 Minute Travel Highlights. Lost Purse at LAX.

Every Women2018 adventure has its moments. Its glitches. And as the saying goes, ‘it’s not what happens that matters, it’s how you deal with what happens.’ In other words, go with the flow. We’re heading to Michigan for a 2 day marathon of interviewing Women2018 candidates. We get through security at LAX. All is flowing. Then I suddenly realize I don’t have my purse. (Too many bags, cords, gadgets to keep track of!)…see what happens.

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