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SLIDESHOW: Honoring Black Women Inventors

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In Our April/May Issue of Women For Action Times, We Ask, "Why Do Too Few Run?" For Political Office



Why Aren't There More Women In Politics?
Women occupy less than 20% of the Congressional seats and there are only five women Governors. Why haven't they made greater strides? Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Marsha Blackburn weigh in.

Women Face Unique Challenges in US Politics
While the number of women who are in the U.S. Congress has reached a record high, they make make up just 20% of the House and Senate combined - much less than the U.S. population at large where just over half the number of Americans are women. The percentage of women in the U.S. holding public office lags behind other countries, including some not considered "high income" nations. At the Milken Institute Global Conference held in Los Angeles, some political insiders explained why there is still a gender gap in U.S. politics. More from Elizabeth Lee in Los Angeles.


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