Up to Date - 6/4/2012|
'Madame President' Is Making The Future Of Women In Politics
Hillary Clinton may have ran for president in 2008, and Michelle Bachmann tried to cinch the nomination this year in the GOP primaries. But the question remains: why aren't there more women in politics?
One summer camp is trying to change this by priming today's teenage girls for tomorrow's political leadership. Monday on Up to Date, a look at "Madame President," a summer camp for the future female leaders in government.
Dr. Julie Warm, the Director of the UMKC Civic Engagement Program, talks about the camp and how its working to increase the numbers of women in political office. Plus, Gail Beatty, a Missouri State Representative, and Kathy Dusenberry, the Platte County First District Commissioner, talk about the challenges faces women in elected office.