We should be paying attention not only to the women on the ballot, but also to the women donors who can influence who makes it from the ballot to the governor’s mansion.
Author: Kira Sanbonmatsu
Kira Sanbonmatsu is Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and Senior Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics. Her most recent book is More Women Can Run: Gender and Pathways to the State Legislatures and she is also the author of Where Women Run: Gender and Party in the American States and Democrats, Republicans, and the Politics of Women’s Place. Her articles have appeared in such journals as American Journal of Political Science, Politics & Gender and Party Politics, and she co-edits the CAWP Series in Gender and American Politics.
Want Something Done? Elect a Woman.
If the voting public is frustrated with the ineffectiveness of Congress, electing women and giving them the political power they need to get things done is a two-pronged approach to changing the game.