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History of Women in Local Government


Wisconsin's passed the nation's first equal rights bill in 1921, opening the door for women to run for a wide range of elected offices in state and local government.

Women are running for elected office in record numbers. From Congress to State Legislatures, organizations are reporting a surge in women looking for training to run for office and double the numbers of women running or likely to run for Congress, Governor or their Statehouse seats compared to 2016.

Womenís History Month is a great time to reflect that women havenít always been allowed to hold public office.   read more

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