audio by guest evelyn mantilla
59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)
WOMEN ON THE BALLOT. The United States lags behind other developed countries in women’s political representation, and fewer women are now in Congress and state legislatures than a few years ago. Advocates say 2012 is an opportunity for more women to run for office, since congressional district maps are being redrawn all over the country. A candidate and a former state representative join the edition to discuss the importance of putting women on the ballot in the 2012 elections.
Guests: Evelyn Mantilla, Former State Representative in Connecticut, Faculty Member of The 2012 Project, Hartford, CT, http://the2012project.us ; Minnie González, Connecticut State Representative, President, National Hispanic Caucus Of State Legislators, Hartford, CT, http://www.nhcsl.org