Maryland Democrats Aim to ‘Build The Pipeline’ for Women in Office

  • Mar 20, 2017
  • Lulu Garcia-Navarro
  • NPR

This past November was a wake-up call for the Democratic Party. Many Democratic women, in particular, are feeling a strong need to answer that call.

Less than a quarter of elected positions are filled by women in the U.S. There are many reasons for that, but Democratic activist Diane Fink says women are often discouraged somewhere along the way. She runs Emerge Maryland, a group that helps Democratic women run for office.