22News looks at powerful female legislators for International Women’s Day

Massachusetts

In 2018, The Massachusetts State House welcomed eight new women legislators, four of which are from the western part of the state. 

Currently, 39 women serve in the house of representatives and 11 more serve in the Senate.

Four women also hold high ranking statewide positions including, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Attorney General Maura Healey, State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and State Auditor Suzanne Bump. 

These women are going against what is considered ‘gender normal’ and taking on issues like transportation, infrastructure, and economic development. 

They are also working together to give more people access to healthcare and better education. 

Historically women have had less representation in both federal and state governments, but that trend is changing.

Today, 127 women serve in the U.S. Congress.

These women legislators push gender empowerment policies that benefit women not just in America but across the globe.

As Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg said, “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made.”

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