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How a Record Number of Women Ran and Won in 2018
March 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
Today in the U.S. Congress just 20 percent of our lawmakers are women. Across all 50 states, only four black women currently serve in statewide office. There is a devastating lack of diversity among our elected officials, and that failure is reflected in our public policy, from issues like women’s health to abuse and harassment in the military. In 2018, a record number of women and minority women are running for office, and their election could change the face of government. Our panel discusses the “pink wave” – what encouraged women to run, how did they win over their male counterparts, and what does the future look like with more women in office? Featuring lawmakers, campaign experts and political commentators, we’ll talk about the results and implications of a HERstory-making election.