Women make up 51% of the population and 56% of voters in the U.S., but, in Pennsylvania, voters have a poor track record of electing women. In fact, the Commonwealth ranks 42nd in the country when it comes to women holding leadership positions in politics.
One group is trying to change that.
The 2012 Project is a national group that consists of former elected women legislators, including former Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper.
"Women bring a different perspective, they bring a different skill set to political office, and I think we aren't better than men, but together we can actually move our country in a better direction," said Dahlkemper, Former U.S. Representative (PA 3rd District).
The 2012 Project panel discussion sponsored by the Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics, will take place this Wednesday, March 21st at Mercyhurst University's Walker Recital hall at 7pm.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more on The 2012 Project, click here.