Long Island Press: NY Women in Politics Talk Gains, Struggles


The Long Island Press reports on our June “Why Educators Should Run” event and interviews Zephyr Teachout in a piece about the experiences of women running for office in New York state:

Teachout held center stage this June at a public discussion held in Hauppauge called “Why Educators Should Run,” sponsored by the New York State United Teachers union and the Working Families Party. The room was packed with teachers eager to hear how they could channel their activism, born out of a protest against the governor’s punitive Common Core evaluation system, into a change in public policy.

“This is not a state in which women are not accomplished in every other area,” Teachout said, “so there’s something clearly systemically wrong in the way we’re selecting and supporting our candidates.”

Read the full article here.