Women, 2020 and the Path to Power
One hundred years ago – in August 1920 – the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted, finally giving American women the right to vote. Since political enfranchisement, the civil rights of women have steadily grown.
Yet serious challenges remain. The reckoning on race now sweeping the country has highlighted disparities across the socio-economic and political spectrums. And more must be done to increase representation of all women – women of color and trans women, among others – in the upper echelons of elected office across federal, state and local governments. How can we foster greater female participation in the political process, either as candidates or as citizens armed with the power of a vote? We’ll discuss the current political landscape and how women will wield their influence in the upcoming 2020 presidential election and beyond.