Betsy Dirksen Londrigan
Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, Candidate for Congress from Illinois.
“It’s time for more mothers’ and daughters’ voices in elected office. Women are 51% of the population in Illinois, yet only 3 of 18 Congressional districts in Illinois are represented by women. Issues surrounding women’s healthcare, equal pay for equal work and safety on college campuses and in the workplace need to be addressed properly and that means more women have to be included in the discussions and sitting at the tables when decisions are being made. It’s time.”
“I believe deeply in working to elect Democrats to public office and have done so for over 20 years. I love the democratic process and want to see more equal representation in office. To that end, I am a co-founder of a group based in Sangamon County called ‘Women Rising.’ We focus on recruiting, supporting and electing progressive women to office. We believe that we are stronger together.”
State Journal-Register, Photo via Emily’s List