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Women are the greatest rising force in American politics today. Thirty years ago, women held a mere 13% of all state legislative seats in the country, today they hold 24% of 7,383 seats nationwide. Currently 20 women currently serve in the US Senate and 78 serve in the US House of Representatives, while 73 women hold statewide elective office including 5 state governorships. Women chair numerous committees, they influence policy and they understand the importance of building bipartisan coalitions to offer solutions for the nation's most pressing concerns and ensure widespread change in both thought and policy.

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