The Girl Talk: Women Run IL Edition at The Hideout
It’s 2017 and not only do we have a Sex Offender In Chief, but abortion is essentially illegal in wide swaths of the country, our maternal mortality rate is higher than any developed nation, women still don’t get equal pay or paid leave for continuing the human race and there are only four female governors in the entire country.
We’re ready for this nonsense to change, and to do that, more women need to get into the political fray. This month, The Girl Talk will be talking about how we can do just that.
The good news: it’s already happening. Since Donald Trump’s election, there’s been an explosion of women running for office across the country. Organizations like Emily’s List and She Should Run report thousands more women expressing interest in running this year than in years past.
Still, we’re nowhere close to parity when it comes to women in government. Why don’t more women run? What are the obstacles we still need to break down? And what do we need to know to more effectively recruit and support women candidates?
Join us to hear from two women who have run for office, IL State Rep. Juliana Stratton (D-5th) and Friends of the Parks Executive Director Juanita Irizarry, plus the woman who (literally) wrote the book on women running, Rebecca Sive.
We hope you enjoy our first podcast episode! Find us on Facebook @girltalkchicago , email us email@example.com , and give a ton of love to our amazing friends, Bleach Party, for providing our theme. You can find them at https://letshaveableachparty.bandcamp.com/ . Seriously check them out – they’re awesome!
Recorded live at The Hideout in Chicago on August 22, 2017