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.