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Welcome to The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting at the intersection of gender, politics and policy. We aim to empower women — particularly those underserved by and underrepresented in American media — with the information, community and tools they need to be equal participants in our democracy.

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Carmen Deñó

On The Rise

From activists and local leaders to business executives and federal officeholders, women have been instrumental in affecting political change. These 19th profiles tell the stories of women who may not be known yet, but are poised to become household names.

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