Women and Politics

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Should Jennifer Brunner have to ‘wait her turn’ for Senate?

No. And furthermore, should any woman have to “wait her turn” to run for a higher office? Haven’t women been “waiting their turn” for centuries now? And isn’t our political system setup for competition—allowing for new talent and ensuring the voters are able to choose the candidate they support?

Yes, it is. But sadly, this idea isn’t supported by everyone. Listen to Jennifer Brunner’s story about how she was told that it was Ohio Lt. Governor Lee Fisher’s “turn” to run for Senate—and why she should be Ohio’s first female Senator.

Brunner would also be one step in closing the gender gap in the Senate, bringing us from 17 to 18 women (and hopefully many more). If we want to ensure that women’s needs are represented in Congress, we must elect women like Brunner who are dedicated to advocating for reproductive health choices and women’s rights.

If Brunner wins this primary, it will be a victory in the face of the archaic political old boys’ club; and for anyone who believes in the power of a true grassroots public servant.

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