US mid-term election

Women voters may be force for Democrats in key polls

Ms Juli Briskman, who flashed her middle finger at President Donald Trump's motorcade in Northern Virginia almost a year ago - and lost her job as a result - is now running for a seat on the local county Board of Supervisors.
Ms Juli Briskman, who flashed her middle finger at President Donald Trump's motorcade in Northern Virginia almost a year ago - and lost her job as a result - is now running for a seat on the local county Board of Supervisors.

WASHINGTON • Ms Juli Briskman, the cyclist who flashed her middle finger at US President Donald Trump's motorcade in Northern Virginia almost a year ago - and lost her job at a government contracting firm as a result - is now running for a seat on the local county Board of Supervisors.

The 51-year-old marketing executive has a journalism degree from Ohio State University, an MBA from Johns Hopkins and a social media certificate from Georgetown University. While she is better known than most because the photograph of her flipping her finger at the motorcade went viral, she is just one example of a trend which began with a million women marching in Washington against the newly inaugurated President on Jan 21 last year, as part of worldwide Women's March events.

TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Thank you for reading The Straits Times

You have reached one of our Premium stories. To continue reading, get access now or log in if you are a subscriber.

What is Premium?

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2018, with the headline 'Women voters may be force for Democrats in key polls'. Print Edition | Subscribe