50 Influential Women on Why They're Voting in the 2018 Midterm Elections

“I vote because I’m American. It is my birthright. It is my super power.”

50 Influential Women on Why They're Voting in the 2018 Midterm Elections
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A groundbreaking number of women are running for office (opens in new tab)minorities and young people are showing up (opens in new tab) and speaking up. There's a reason for this shift, and it begins and ends with the “why”— the motivation that pushes people to make a change.

Marie Claire asked 5o influential women—celebrities, politicians, business leaders, and activists—to share their personal “why” with us. Their reasons for casting a ballot in the 2018 midterm elections (opens in new tab) are as diverse and varied as they are: a single-issue, a certain value, a specific person. Read their motivations below, and tweet your own with the hashtag #WhyImVoting before you vote on Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton

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Chrissy Teigen

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AOC

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Delany Tarr

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Kamala Harris

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Alicia Garza

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Alyssa Milano

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Lucy Liu

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Midterms Guide 2018

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From explainers to essays, cheat sheets to candidate analysis, we're breaking down exactly what you need to know about this year's midterms. Visit Marie Claire's Midterms Guide (opens in new tab) for more.

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Rachel Epstein

Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.