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Democrats and Republicans reach agreement on soccer: Go Team USA

Graphic created by the California Democratic Party and California Republican Party promoting the United States in the Women’s World Cup
Graphic created by the California Democratic Party and California Republican Party promoting the United States in the Women’s World Cup California Democratic Party/ California Republican Party

On what, besides an affinity for red, white and blue, can California’s Republican and Democratic parties agree?

Women in politics, for one thing. And sports!

The state’s parties on Thursday began promoting soccer-themed “Win Like a Girl” graphics on social media ahead of the Women’s World Cup championship in Vancouver on Sunday.

The U.S. and Japan advanced to the final with victories over Germany and England, respectively.

The parties announced their #WinLikeaGirl campaign last year to highlight women working in California politics.

“There’s data showing that women’s sports teams from countries with greater gender equity win more championships, and our economy works the same way,” Shawnda Westly, senior strategist at the California Democratic Party, said in a prepared statement.

Cynthia Bryant, executive director of the California Republican Party, said that “while we still have work to do in highlighting and promoting the talented women in politics, we can take a break to cheer on the powerful women of Team USA who are showing everyone what it is like to #WinLikeaGirl.”

David Siders: 916-321-1215, @davidsiders

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