How US Can Achieve Gender Parity In Politics

Lastly, CAP says the American government should pay state legislators a living wage and support them with work-family policies to make being a politician a viable job for women. Right now, just 12 states pay their legislators the same amount or more than the state’s median household income. Like in the private sector, recruiting women requires offering a fair salary, flexible schedules, and more support for work-life balance — which, like campaign finance reform, will take a very long time to achieve.