Women in Politics

Immigration Reform, Utah Youth Suicide, & More On This Behind The Headlines

Jan 19, 2018
The New Yorker

Utah Rep. Mia Love meets with Pres. Donald Trump to discuss immigration reform. As Utah's youth suicide rate continues to rise, Gov. Gary Herbert creates a task force to address the issue. The LDS Church gets a new leader and sees changes in its top governing council. And Salt Lake Tribune columnist Holly Richardson advises on how to encourage women to run for political office.

realwomenrun.org

This year's election season brought historic wins for women in Utah, where at least four cities elected their first female mayors.

Women across Salt Lake, Davis, Weber and Utah counties will gain 6 percent more council or mayoral positions come January, holding a total 27 percent of all seats.

Jennifer Pemberton

Although women are less likely than men to fill political offices in the United States, it isn’t because they are less likely to be elected, but less likely to run.