Here's the thing: When women run for office, they win at the same rates as men. And when they win, they tend to be really good at their jobs.
Female politicians are more likely to say they entered politics because of a specific policy concern, which means they're focused on actually getting stuff done.
They are more likely to sponsor bills, and women tend to keep their proposals alive longer, even when they're in the minority party.
They're more likely to reach across the aisle.
And if we learned anything from Senators Collins & Murkowski in the healthcare fight this summer, it's that female politicians are more likely to have a damn spine. (Okay, this last one isn't a sourced fact, but c'mon: you know women saved health care.)
So, basically, we need more people to run like girls.
Join MSP NOW and The Progressive North for the Run Like a Girl race, where we'll raise money for WomenWinning, a Minnesota-based organization that encourages, promotes, supports, and elects pro-choice women of all political parties to all levels of public office. Register today!
Run Like a Girl will be held at Como Park on Saturday, Oct. 7. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
We're offering both a 5K run and a 2.5K run/walk, so the world is your oyster. The 5K run will start at 9 a.m. and the 2.5K walk will start shortly thereafter.
Registration fees include a Run Like a Girl t-shirt, running bib, and post-race drinks and snacks. Stay tuned for additional details around our speakers and post-race fun!