Women can make a difference, but first must get a chance

Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 6:00 am | Updated: 1:21 pm, Wed Sep 18, 2013.

When looking at our current leadership, one glaring fact is evident: women are under-represented. The 2012 census report indicates that women make up nearly 51 percent of the population. However, only about 18 percent of seats are held by women in the 113th Congress (20 seats in the Senate and 78 in the House).

Why such a small percentage when women constitute half the population? Could this lack of representation contribute to the lack of satisfaction that constituents feel nationwide? And what can be done to encourage women to get involved in public leadership? Read More at the Bucks County Courier Times

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