There have been many insane events and political shifts this year, countless tragedies, and many huge shocks.
However, amid all this madness, I have seen one important silver lining arise from this past year: I truly believe we have entered a new era for women.
The record-breaking Women's March in January, the doubling of female lawmakers in the Virginia election, and the recent stand against widespread and pernicious sexual harassment in the workplace all represent a common theme of increased empowerment for women.
It is important we continue and carry this momentum forward whenever possible, and in my case, the Florida State House where females comprise only a small minority of lawmakers.
So please, help me close out my end-of-month fundraising deadline with as much gusto as possible: