Across the country, in spite of being more than half the population, women consistently hover around 20 percent of elected office at all levels. Sierra Club’s Gender, Equity & Environment Program Director A. Tianna Scozzaro decided to run for office last year and encourages other women environmentalists to run too.
Using 2006-2015 data from the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Environmental Scorecard, Rachel’s Network found that women federal legislators vote for environmental protections more often than their male counterparts in both the House and Senate.
Consultant Eleanor LeCain says that while our present moment is a dangerous one, it also contains opportunity. It’s the opportunity for women to show us how we can meet our needs through a regenerative economy within a healthy, thriving world, for ourselves and for future generations.
Kef Kasdin, board chair at Rachel’s Network, reflects on her time at the Women’s March on Washington, and how the solidarity of women will help us protect a healthy environment and many other issues we care about.
The slow dissolution of one way of life has left many folks in rural places like Grayson County, Virginia feeling forgotten and displaced. Member Charlotte Hanes says we need to support some of the hardest working people our great country has ever produced: the people who feed us. And a good way to do this is to empower women.