Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Could 2018 Be Politically "The Year of the Woman"

VOANews: Could 2018 Be Politically "The Year of the Woman"

Men outnumber women by 5 to 1 in the U.S. Congress. But now some are calling the 2018 election “The Year of the Woman,” as many women -- even those with no experience -- jump into political races. For some, this comes in reaction to the election of President Trump, which was protested by tens of thousands of American women. We set out to find a Democrat and a Republican who were inspired to run for the first time in their lives. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti reports.
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VOANews: Online Resources Aid Female Candidates

Only about 1 in 5 politicians in the US is female, even though women make up just over half of the US population. With many saying 2018 could be “The Year of the Woman” in American politics, new tools have become available for women running for office. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti shows us some high-tech and social media sites geared toward female candidates.
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