Democratic leaders look to recruit more women to run for elected office, USA

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Democratic leaders look to recruit more women to run for elected office, USA

Vermont’s political “old boys’ club” could have more competition as a national effort to recruit and train female Democratic office-seekers comes to the state.

Former Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin announced the formation of Emerge Vermont, a new group that will support women who seek political office in a press conference at City Hall on Monday.

The Vermont organization will be the newest of 14 state affiliates of Emerge America, which was founded in 2005 to address the underrepresentation of women holding political office at the local, state and federal levels.

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