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Leaders Highlight Challenges For Women In Politics, One Century After Suffrage

Feb 17, 2020

This summer marks 100 years since women achieved the right to vote. Yet women still are underrepresented in political office, both nationally and in the Connecticut General Assembly. This hour, a conversation with a panel of experts and women lawmakers. We ask: what barriers remain for women who are considering seeking office?

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 GUESTS:

  • Denise Merrill - Connecticut Secretary of the State (@SOTSMerrill)
  • Themis Klarides - House Republican Leader in the Connecticut General Assembly, who represents the towns of Orange, Woodbridge and Derby (@RepTKlarides)
  • Brenda Carter - Campaign Director of the Reflective Democracy Campaign at the Women’s Donor Network (@BrendaCCarter)
  • Patricia Russo - Executive director of The Campaign School at Yale, a nonpartisan, issue-neutral political campaign training program for women interested in running for public office and campaign management

Audio of panel was provided by Connecticut Television Network (CT-N).