I’m the only woman running for the D200 school board. 6 candidates, and 5 of them are men.
Today, I invite you to think about what systemic barriers prevent women from running for office, and what that means in terms of women’s voices and influence in our government.
School board is an unpaid position here. I wouldn’t be able to serve on school board if my husband weren’t willing to be responsible for all of our childcare when I’m at meetings, for example. (And the next morning too, given that school board meetings often run ’til midnight, from what I’ve heard.)