WHY WE INVESTED
Our constitution calls for a government by the people for the people, yet our governing bodies are 80% white and 80% male. Because women face different opportunities and expectations, they provide an infusion of new ideas, new perspectives, and different negotiating styles. Gender balance in political leadership has the potential to heal our democracy and create policies that promote equal opportunity for all. This grant will support efforts by IGNITE and Empowered Women to bring together women-focused organizations and to help them plan ways to work together to achieve political parity in the United States. By uniting their focus, we will help to create more women leaders in the United States and make our government more effective and more representative of the people they serve.
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