Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Celebrate Our Elected Women Past and Present

I really enjoy groups whose names tells a good part of the tale. The National Women's Political Caucus is one of those groups. Simply put the group is organized to support women who are running for office - at the local, regional and national level. The held their 33rd Annual Champagne Brunch this last weekend. While there are a couple of women who have been elected who are not a part of this picture, it somehow feels reflective of the stats that still are out their regarding women and Latinos/Latinas in office, especially locally.

There are 17 women of 100 members in the Senate and 72 women of 435 members in the House of Representatives. There are 2 Hispanics in the senate and 24 in the House of Representatives. If greater diversity brings opportunity for more creativity and problem solving then there are lots of opportunities to be made and taken in the future. And as long as that is the case there will continue to be a need for groups such as this and the need to support their work.

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