Sandra Fluke: ‘Numerous’ Women Said I Should Run For Office, ‘Maybe Someday I Will’
The controversy with Rush Limbaugh gave Sandra Fluke instant name recognition in the world of media and politics. So it was only a matter of time before someone asked her about running for office. Fluke said for now she is focused on law school, but that “maybe someday” she’ll consider the idea.
At a panel about women’s history, Fluke said: “Numerous American women have actually written to me in the last few weeks to say that I should run for office […] And maybe someday I will. But for now, I actually have to finish law school.”
Not a yes, but also not a denial. Elaborating on the topic of women in politics, she added:
“What I want to say to women of my generation is that we need more Debbie Wasserman Schultzes, more Senator Gillibrands. We need more working mothers in office who understand the issues of family and family planning.
“We can’t pretend that women’s representation in elected office is unconnected from our policies on family planning. […] Because not only do women bring a particular perspective to the table when we discuss family planning, but our policies on family planning allow women to be at that table.”
(H/T Huffington Post)
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