Susan Weidman Schneider and Joan Roth

Running for Office

Of the 476 women who entered races for the U.S. House of Representatives this political season, an extraordinary number—at least 12—are Jewish. Beyond learning about their policy platforms, Lilith wanted to get a sense of what motivated them to run. So Lilith photographer Joan Roth and I (Joan’s a veteran on the campaign trail) decided to shadow a few of the first-time candidates; this year’s large spate of Jewish women on the ballot made the project especially appealing.

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