Young Women Aren’t Waiting to Seek Political Power – WSJ

«The Federal Election Commission, acting on a petition from Ms. Grechen Shirley, issued a landmark ruling allowing candidates to use campaign funds to pay child-care expenses.

Maine’s state legislature for the first time set aside a room for nursing mothers. One pregnant candidate for state office made a campaign ad that showed her getting a sonogram.

As recently as 2013, only one woman in the class of House freshmen had children under 18, while 32 of the men did, says the Center for American Women and Politics.

“The norm is shifting,” said Erin Zwiener, a 33-year-old Democrat who had a baby in the middle of her campaign for the Texas legislature. “We are not willing to wait.”»

Paywall. I know.

(I got a cheaper subscription to the WSJ by getting their trial and then trying to cancel.)

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