EP 124 WOMEN ON THE RUN (TO OUST INCUMBENTS)



he lead political story for 2018 may well be the number of women who have decided enough is enough and are running for political office on every level. The numbers reported thus far for Congress are astonishing. What’s driving this: the #MeToo Movement and Donald Trump would seem to be the answer. But women often start at at a disadvantage because they don’t have political networks or fundraising skills. Perhaps, they are uncomfortable giving voice to their concerns outside a small circle of friends. That’s where Patricia Russo, executive director of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale comes in. Through their various programs they prepare women to become the candidate or run a campaign. It can be intensive but it helps women to come to grips with the rigors of modern day politics. She describes what we are seeing in this episode.

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