Ladies First screening of “Raising Ms. President” with local elected officials: Tacoma City Council Member Victoria Woodards, Pierce County Council Member Connie Ladenburg, Tacoma School Board Member Catherine Ushka, and former Washington State Senator Debbie Regala.
Raising Ms. President is about raising the next generation of female political leaders. Studies show that when more women are at the political decision making table, their presence does make a difference, the problem is, women just don’t want to run. This documentary explores some of the reasons women don’t run for office and uncovers where political ambition begins. If we don’t have more young women envisioning themselves at the top, then asking them to run for office when they are older won’t matter. We must change the political landscape across the board, for the betterment of all people and our country.