10/15/20 Encounters: From Suffrage to Election

Thursday October 15 , 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Zoom Event hosted by

Connecticut's Old State House

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Following the passage of the 19th amendment, thirty-four women ran for office; five were elected to Connecticut's General Assembly in 1920. Since that time, the number of women serving in elected office has risen steadily. Why are the numbers of elected women still low in comparison to their percentage population? How does gender balance impact legislative decisions? Join us for a small group discussion on these issues.

Patti Russo of The Campaign School at Yale, CT Representative Gail Lavielle and Kathy Fischer of UConn's Women Center will be available to answer questions and deepen understanding after discussions.

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