March is Women’s History Month, so it’s only fitting that we took the time to talk about encouraging young women to aspire to political careers with Kira Sanbonmatsu, Professor of Political Science and Senior Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.
3 Simple Steps for Young Women Interested in Politics
Despite the fact that women are making historic strides in government, many young women find politics intimidating. Here are a few, easy steps for young women looking to get involved in politics and fight for issues that are important to them:
Step 1. Research
Research the issues that are important to you and get behind the local candidates who support those issues. We recommend that you head over to www.usa.gov/voter-research and find out which candidates are running in your town, county, district, and state.
Step 2. Volunteer
Volunteer with local organizations that fight for social justice causes you are interested in. (Not sure where to find these organizations? We have some ideas!)
Step 3. Support
In order to help advance equality in our political system, you can learn more about and support women looking to enter the political arena. Sheshouldrun.org is the ultimate resource for those who are looking to support women in politics.
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