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Women stepping up to take larger part in government

Political journalist Liz Benjamin, far right, hosted “Women of Influence in Politics: A Panel Discussion” at Bush Memorial Hall on the Russell Sage campus on Friday morning. Three recently-elected state legislators, Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, and Sen. Kathy Marchione, discussed their own journey into public service and the issues facing women in office.
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Political journalist Liz Benjamin, far right, hosted “Women of Influence in Politics: A Panel Discussion” at Bush Memorial Hall on the Russell Sage campus on Friday morning. Three recently-elected state legislators, Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, and Sen. Kathy Marchione, discussed their own journey into public service and the issues facing women in office.
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They shared stories about running for office and stories about the sexism they sometimes encountered. They talked about the challenges facing women in politics, such as time away from home, why they decided to run for office and the importance of coalition-building and finding common ground. State Sens. Kathy Marchione, R-Halfmoon, and Cecilia Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, and Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, D-Albany, spoke Friday at a panel discussion on Women of Influence in Politics, held at Russell ...

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