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Finding a Voice: Women and the Fiscal Crisis

Friday, May 21
4-5:30 p.m.
O’Neill, 4th Floor
Women account for 50 percent of the U.S. population, but only 20 percent of the total number of state legislators in the nation are female. In 2010, only six governors are women and 27 states have never had a woman serve as governor. As more and more programs are cut from state budgets, however, women are one group disproportionately impacted. This session will examine ways to bridge the disconnect, ways to motivate more women to run for office and ways to leverage female leadership. It will also look at why state supreme courts are able to overcome this disconnect. All attendees are invited to attend the session and discuss these issues with colleagues from all three branches and leading experts who study female political participation.

 

Moderator:

 

Tiffany Dufu

Vice President of Development and Administration

The White House Project

 

 
 
 
Panelists:

 

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Rep. Maxine Bell
Idaho
 
 
 

 

cobbChief Justice Sue Bell Cobb
Albama Supreme Court
 
 
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Former Massachusetts Governor