Today’s political climate is a source of frustration for many Americans, as polarized beliefs and vindictive rhetoric engulf the nation. But women’s representation can help revive the declining bipartisan relationships that are absolutely necessary for our democracy to function.
Studies show women in elected office:
- Prefer strategies of compromise
- Work towards consensus
- Are more likely to negotiate across party lines
The heightened bipartisan collaboration that comes with women’s representation would create more respectful dialogue and keep politics focused on policy, not party.