Empowering Women to Act Politically
Women have had the vote since 1920, but as of 2003 only two percent (2%) of all U.S. Senators and Representatives ever elected in the history of Congress have been women.
Women start the majority of new businesses
Women-owned businesses are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy
Women make about 80% of consumer decisions
Women are the single largest group of health care consumers
Women make the health care decisions in 3 out of 4 U.S. households
Women are the primary caregivers in American society
Women are the majority of voters
Women are more than half of the population in the United States
So Why Aren’t Women Making at Least Half of the Decisions?
“We don’t need women to lead simply because they are women, but because we are over half the population and offer incredible resources and life experiences. We are the oldest democracy in the world and should have women leading at the highest levels.”
--Susan Shaer, WAND Executive Director