The case for more women in public office

Much of our nation’s political talent pool remains on the sidelines. Women only represent one in five members of Congress or state legislative seats, and they continue to be vastly underrepresented as statewide executives. Proponents of electing more women to office argue that women bring with them different priorities, life… Read More

Women who marched in Washington hope to sit in Hartford

Amanda Webster planned to go to Washington last January to celebrate the inauguration of the first woman to win the White House. Instead, she joined the throngs of women protesting the election of a man whose campaign they denounced as polarizing and demeaning to women, Muslims, immigrants, the disabled and… Read More

Emerge Connecticut Aims to Elect Democratic Women to State Office

The new Connecticut chapter of a national organization aimed at electing Democratic women is hoping activists energized by the election of President Donald Trump will consider running for state office. Emerge Connecticut is accepting applications from interested candidates through Jan. 6. The program will provide a wide variety of training… Read More