By Rachael Estes, Duke University Sanford Board Leadership Initiative
As a legislative aide on Capitol Hill, every day brought a stark reminder of the impact of female underrepresentation on public policy - who can forget the committee hearing on birth control with all male witnesses. Working for a female Member of Congress heightened this understanding, as oftentimes, we were the only women in the room. These experiences strengthened my resolve to work towards reaching gender parity in government.
Tomorrow we will know the results of the races we have focused on these past two years.
After analyzing districts, recruiting candidates and holding many training sessions - it all comes down to election-day. But actually, I don't believe that. It's not just about winning elections, although I hope that all our Featured Candidates and indeed all progressive women and men win their elections. It's also how you play the game that matters.