So far, we’ve discussed the role of women in US politics, focusing on their position as influencers of their husband’s vote, their efforts to develop an organized movement to enfranchise themselves, and on the expansion of their organizing for full equal rights. However, we have yet to discuss a crucial part of women’s electoral politics: getting elected to public office.
In this episode of “Prologued,” we turn to the history of women running for public office and how the concept of women’s issues has shaped the political careers of female politicians.
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