How to close the massive gender gap in Congress

Out of 193 countries, the United States ranks 76th when it comes to women’s representation in government.  Even with 127 women serving in Congress this year, the highest number in U.S. history, women are still outnumbered 3 to 1.  Providing public campaign financing could help close this gender gap.  Raising enough funds is one of the major challenges women encounter when launching campaigns.  Public financing “allows a wider range of voters to contribute to a campaign, and ultimately elect a more diverse slate of lawmakers who don’t need to rely on PACs for money.”

Source: Vox

Date: August 14, 2019

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