How Will Women's Votes Drive the Policy Agenda?
December 12, 2012, 1:30pm ET - 2:30pm ET
About This Event
The 113th Congress will include 20 female senators, and more women will be serving in the U.S. House of Representatives than ever before, with 78 congresswomen elected to serve. Women now make up nearly 51 percent of the U.S. population. For the first time in U.S. history, women make up half of all workers on U.S. payrolls, and nearly two-thirds of mothers are either their family's primary breadwinner or share that responsibility with a partner.
What should women do with their new power? How will the voices of women be reflected in policy agendas and legislative priorities? Join the Center for American Progress as we explore the issues around women’s economic strength, health, safety, rights, and their ability to manage work and family responsibilities that helped shape the course of the presidential election, and discuss what a new policy agenda should include.
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI)
Stephanie Cutter, former Obama Deputy Campaign Manager
Nancy Keenan, President, NARAL Pro-Choice America
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent, PBS Newshour
Center for American Progress
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