Now more than ever we need women’s voices—especially young voices—to be heard.
As many women successfully secured their party’s nomination for the general election, 2018 has been described as another “year of the woman.” But to advance these outstanding female voices, what we really need is the “year of the woman voter.”
Now more than ever we need women’s voices—especially young voices—to be heard. The midterm election on Nov. 6 offers us that opportunity. But we need to seize it.
I recall the original “year of the woman,” when we saw the rise of Sens. Carol Moseley Braun, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer and Patricia Murray. It was an exciting step in the right direction, but did it propel us to equality in government? No. As of April 2018, just 19 percent of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and only 22 percent of seats in the Senate are held by women. Read more.