Women in Politics

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 | A Public Affair

Why is there a need for women to participate in politics? Why aren’t more people running for political office? Find out on this edition of A Public Affair!

On Tuesday December 10th, our host Carousel Bayrd was joined by Melissa Baldauff, communications director of the Democratic Party and Wendy Strout, Executive Director of Emerge Wisconsin to discuss why there is a lack of women in politics.

With women making up a little more than half of the United States population let’s take a look at some of the most shocking statistics of the show:

Women in the United States Congress: 18% of Congress 2013

There are 73 women in state-wide positions nation wide: 23% of state-wide positions 2013

There are 1,786 women in state legislatures across the country.


A Public Affair
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John Quinlan, Carousel Bayrd, Tim Hansel, Karma Chavez, Allen Ruff, & Esty Dinur
A Public Affair is WORT's daily hour-long talk program. It aims to engage listeners in a conversation on social, cultural, and political issues of importance. The guests range from local activists and scholars to notable national and international figures.

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