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How a nonprofit is teaching women to run for office

from From Fast Company

According to the National Women's Political Caucus, of the 535 seats in the 113th U.S. Congress, just 18.5 percent — or 99 members — are women. In 2013, just 24.1 percent of the 7,383 state legislators in the United States were women. But a New Haven, Connecticut, nonprofit is doing its best to change that. The Women's Campaign School at Yale isn't officially a part of the storied university, but its alumna are similarly distinguished. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona have completed the rigorous, hands-on campaign training that is designed to teach women how to run a successful political campaign. more


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