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?
- 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).