It’s Time for the GOP to Encourage Women Leaders – The Daily Utah Chronicle


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Recently, more than half a dozen women from the Salt Lake County Republican Party have spoken out about the toxic environment they experienced within their party. Though more and more women have been making their voices heard in politics recently, with historic wins in the 2020 election, women are still politically underrepresented both nationally and in Utah. Though a problem within both major parties, gender disparities are especially wide in the GOP, which has much less female leadership. The Republican Party needs to do more to include women and encourage them as leaders.

Women make up half of the country, and we deserve to be represented. But encouraging women in politics is also important because female leaders often have a unique understanding of policy issues like women’s health and public safety. Additionally, studies…

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