Group tries to get more women to run for office

Jan 30, 2012

The Wyoming Women’s Foundation and Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus want more women to run for public office, and they’re hosting a series of workshops to encourage women to do so.

There are only 13 women in the state legislature, and Richelle Keinath of the Women’s Foundation says that’s not enough.

“The conversation changes if women are involved in decision making,” Keinath said. “We’re half the population, so why wouldn’t we want to be half the people that are making decisions about our communities?”

Keinath says juggling work, family life and leadership responsibilities can be tough for anyone – especially women.