Fewer Females in California Legislature

Jan 27, 2014 3:31 PM

While California's Legislature is generally regarded as a fairly progressive institution, one group has been dropping steadily in representation for nearly a decade ... Women.
According to the Associated Press, the number of women in the 120-member legislature has fallen from a peak of 37 in 2006 to 32 this year.
Groups that promote women running for public office are concerned the trend will continue this election year.
They also worry about how the drop-off will affect policy decisions.
California ranks 19th in the nation for the percentage of women serving in the legislature.##


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