Why the Future Depends on The Female Vote | Live.Work.Thrive By Scary Mommy

Live Event: Why the Future Depends on The Female Vote

August 10, 2020 Updated March 22, 2021

The future depends on women voting using their unique voices when it comes to childcare, gun violence and more. We just celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and we’re reeling from the impact of COVID-19, which has had a huge effect on women. We’re taking a look at how the female vote will shape our lives for the foreseeable future.  

Studies have shown that women are bearing a bit more of the brunt of the Covid pandemic. Whether it’s due to the field of work they are in or because they are still tasked with the majority of household duties at home – even when we’re all there together. 

Women’s voices are more needed than ever. That’s why on today’s session of Live.Work.Thrive, our moderator, Micaela Birmingham, is talking about the importance of the Female Vote and women’s participation in politics. Joining her is Alyssa Milano, Actress, Producer and Activist and Katie Hill, Former Congresswoman and Author.

We are on the verge of having our first female Vice President. This could mean a large impact on the future of feminism. It could be historic, inspiring, but what will it mean in reality? Women are three times as likely to say “I don’t know enough about politics to get involved” than men. 

As women, our political involvement is essential to ensuring that a female VP is as successful and supported as possible.

We are seeing changes. Twenty-nine percent of women have become more politically involved in the last three years.

Women make up less than a quarter of most legislative bodies, yet women make up half of the population. All issues, whether it’s childcare or minimum wage, are unique to women’s experiences. Women are making an impact every day if it’s at their job or at home with their families. Voting is yet another way to make a difference. Statistics show that in the past, busy moms often set their political activity aside because they didn’t have the time or the means to invest in their own political education and to make it to the polls to vote. We’ve seen a marked increase in women’s political participation in the recent years and hurray to that!

 

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