“We are the 17%!” A Panel on Women in American Politics (Video)

“We are the 17%!” A Panel on Women in American Politics (Video)

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Women remain significantly underrepresented among elected officials in the U.S. – only 17% of Congress is made up of women. But this year a record number of women are running for seats in both the House and Senate. Moderated by Pamela Stone, this panel will explore perspectives on why there are still so few women in American politics, as well as current and future efforts to address this critical gender gap.


Letitia JamesDistrict 35 Council Member for New York City (Working Families Party)

Karen O’Connor, Founder and Director Emerita of the Women & Politics Institute at American University

Marie Wilson, founder and President Emeritus of The White House Project, former President of the Ms. Foundation, and author of Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World

Moderated by Pamela Stone, Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center and author of Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home.