A society that fails to harness the energy and creativity of its women is at a huge disadvantage and this is especially true in the modern world. How is America doing on this front? How far has it come? The latest news on this front comes from a really interesting article from Macomb Daily by Nicole Tuttle
Three key events in the history of women’s rights will be celebrated by the League of Women Voters of Macomb County on April 27 as it hosts its 1919 Tea fundraiser.
The tea will be held at 1 p.m. at entrance E of the Robert A. Verkuilen Building, located at 21885 Dunham Road in Clinton Township. Refreshments will include tea, coffee and snacks. Tickets are $15 per person and available at lwvmacomb-tea-2019.eventbrite.com. The league can be contacted for more ticket options at [email protected]. Seating is limited and pre-registration recommended, but a limited number of people may be accommodated at the door according to League of Women Voters of Macomb County (LWV Macomb) Chair Katherine Labuhn.
The LWV Macomb is a non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, as well as increasing understanding of major public policy issues. The league works to influence public policy through education and advocacy.
See full story here. Many people are of the opinion that the status of women in politics needs to be reach a new balance. In a program published by the by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on October 16th, a panel of experts, activists and researchers discussed this critically important issue.
Some interesting developments that were cited in the program include the fact that there were a record number of female candidates for Governor in the 2018 midterm. Another statistic cited showed that: 23% of the senate, 19% of the House of Representatives, 24% statewide offices, 25% state legislative seats have never been held by women and America is still to have a female President. Just over half the states have had a female governor, meaning there are dozens of states that have never had a female governor.
Women in politics has always been topical and researchers have long tried to examine the views of Americans on women in leadership and identify the obstacles and biases toward female politicians. The statistics showing the dreadful lack of female political representation in American history is very important to the understanding of the country’s democracy.
During the Woodrow Wilson Center program, a panel was introduced by the Pew Research Center’s Juliana Horowitz and Ruth Igielnik. Horowitz is the Associate Director of Research at the Pew Research Center and Igielnik is a Senior Researcher. Gwen K. Young, Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and The Women in Public Service Project, then moderated the panel discussion. Panelists included:
- Glynda Carr – Co-Founder, Higher Heights
- Kim Parker – Director of Social Trends Research, Pew Research Center
- Sabrina Schaeffe – Leadership Circle Chair, Independent Women’s Forum
- Cynthia Terrell – Founder and Executive Director, Represent Women
The video lasts for about an hour. Take a look: