Letter to the Editor: We need more women in politics

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

To the Editor:

My mother was a feminist politician in NY in the 1970’s-80’s. If you think Hillary had it bad, imagine a sea of Archie Bunkers saying vile things to your mom’s face. As Doctor Ford would say, "it is indelible in my hippocampus".

So here we are in 2018 and in some ways little has changed. I have received no less than three ugly hit pieces towards Maralyn Chase this week. If you look at the fine print, Washington REALTORS PAC paid for them. This is a red flag to me and makes me wonder what they get in return for their investment in, yet another lawyer, Jesse Salomon. This is in addition to Salomon receiving money from Monsanto, a chemical behemoth that allegedly didn’t like Chase sponsoring a bill to get GMO labeling on food (Senate Bill 6298). I’m fed up with all of it and what’s frustrating is that these tactics still work on some voters.

If you’re tired of PACs and corporations steering elections and can’t decide between two democrats for 32nd’s State Senate, read the fine print. We need more women in politics and we need experienced female leadership to help guide the next generation of female leaders.

Michael Bachety
Shoreline



3 comments:

Anonymous,  October 30, 2018 at 7:36 AM  

Let's see. In the 32nd Legislative District, both our State Representatives are women, our State Senator is a woman, both of our US Senators are women, and our US Representative is a woman. I'm a woman, and I voted for Senator Chase, but please, when all our State and Federal legislators are female, how can you possibly think we "need more women in politics"?

m bachety October 31, 2018 at 9:22 AM  

Because women represent less than 28% of our elected officials at federal and state levels. That’s why.
http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/current-numbers

m bachety October 31, 2018 at 3:14 PM  

I am addressing a larger issue and our LD is clearly not the norm.
Women represent less that 29% of all elected officials in our country and state.
http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/current-numbers
And why can't people put a name to the inaccurate, snarky things they say? Are you a Russian troll? Are you ok with the White House having an all male panel on women's health?
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39375228
Ok, good luck with that.

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