Mar 13

Encouraging Women In Government and Empowering Voters

by Mike Ferguson

(St. Charles, MO) –¬†Within the last 12 months, three male state lawmakers have left office amid rumors, accusations or confirmations of inappropriate behavior towards women. Could that lead to fewer women considering a career in government-related fields in both the public and the private sectors?

A bi-partisan group of women has formed an organization to encourage other women going into public policy fields. It’s called the Women’s Policy Network of Missouri. Jennae Neustadt explains who they are, what they do and why it’s open to women pursuing a variety of careers – not just elected office.

Also, with the Presidential Primary happening in just a few days, Linda McDaniel from the League of Women Voters has tips on how we can empower voters to be more informed and, in turn, hold government more accountable.

On the web:

Women’s Policy Network of Missouri

League of Women Voters – Missouri


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