By Katie Culver
It’s election day, and I am struggling with an ominous feeling that’s settling in my stomach. Not not only are we in danger of losing representatives who fight for women’s issues, but we are also obviously not even selecting our candidates from a very deep pool of qualified, concerned women. We need women to be confident, supported and motivated to RUN. So where do we start?
A recent study by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), “Poised to Run” addresses a pervasive truth: women need to be recruited and encouraged to run for political office. According to CAWP, women’s representation lags behind men on a local and national level: