Monday, March 28, 2016

National Women's History Project Topic: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government


If you celebrate Easter, I hope you had a great weekend!

March is nearly over, but it's not too late to discover all the information on the Women's History website the National Women's History Project during their celebration of Women's History this month. The theme for 2016 is "Honoring Women in Public Service and Government." One of the honorees is  
Ella Grasso
Governor of Connecticut, First Woman Governor
of any US State Elected in Her Own Right
Ella Grasso was the first woman elected governor of a U.S. state in her own right, serving as Governor of Connecticut from 1974 through 1980. Grasso’s political career spanned over 45 years and she won all ten elections she ever ran in. The daughter of Italian immigrants, Ella Tambussi gained a commitment to public service at her alma mater Mount Holyoke College.--Information from the National Women's History Project
Women in government is a timely topic this year because we had two women positioning themselves to be candidates for the office of the President of the United States--Business woman Carly Fiorina and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Fiorina has dropped her bid for the presidency at this time, but Clinton is now getting close to becoming the Democratic candidate for President this fall. No woman has ever been elected as the leader of the USA. 
Flags of World Nations
Other countries have women in the top leadership position. If you would like to see the list of women who are world leaders, visit this website by J. J. McCullough here.
Would you like to be President of your country? Why? Or would you consider becoming an elected official in your local or regional area? Why?
Thanks for stopping by today! 

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