By Georgianna Reilly, LMSW
SJS Staff Writer
In continuation of several of my lastest posts regarding New Hampshire and the election I wanted to share some further news. It seems the New Hampshire is the first state to be entirely represented by female delegates. This is big news for women in politics, and for politics in general!
New Hampshire has a history of bridging the gender gap in politics. They have been the first state to elect a female governor, Senate president, speaker of the house and to back a female candidate for a major party presidential nomination among many great accomplishments listed in this article. One of these female elected officials, Senator Shaheen says that this history ” really speaks to voters in New Hampshire and their ability to make decisions regardless of gender”. With a focus more on qualifications over gender, let’s hope that this type of mentality spreads to other states.
I for one take this milestone as a hopeful reminder that we are making progress, although slower than some would like, towards equality. It’s not an easy task, but social workers and politicians are among two of the groups who can play a big role in making the fight for equality known to the public. That’s one of the many reason’s why they go so well together. Let’s hope that this momentum continues, and that these changes are more than face value.
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