Tonight: Female politicians explain why women should run (for office) more

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Tish James will tell you why you should get into politics. Photo by Madelyn Owens

Politics is a more or less awful business, but that doesn’t mean it should only be left to men. Or, in theory, to awful people. But it’s probably easier to get more women into politics than it is to get terrible people out of it, so tonight, the Working Families Party will bring new Public Advocate Letitia James, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and newly elected City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo to encourage women to get more involved in running for office.

Why She Ran is a speaking series that the WFP has been running all month around the city, and tonight it comes to Brooklyn. Specifically, it will be at 195 Montague Street, 3rd floor at 6:30pm. While you’re there, you can network with other politically-minded women and perhaps plot to overthrow your local patriarchy. According the Working Families Party though, women have the same chance to win an election that men do, it’s mostly about actually getting women on a ballot. So aside from networking and attempting to build relationships, James, Velazquez and Cumbo will talk about their experiences in politics as encouragement. Although keep in mind that since they all won their elections, your experience might differ if you decide to jump in to the world that gave us House of Cards.

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