Election 2012: The women running for Congress

This picture makes me proud to be a woman with a degree in science.


“Is it possible that Congress would get more done if there were more women in Congress?… I think it’s fair to say: That is almost guaranteed.” -President Obama

Obama isn’t the only one to think so.  Women currently in office and groups that advocate for female candidates have argued that more women in Congress could result in a focus on the protection of reproductive rights and contraception access, as well as more aggressive attempts to bring about pay equality, providing paid parental leave and create legislation that serves families better. Though the only way to find out for sure is to get more women into office.

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