Saturday, December 7, 2013

Women in the Government

For my final project I decided to create a pitch for a documentary on Women in the United States Government, or lack thereof. The United States currently ranks 80th in the world for percentage of women in lower and upper houses of parliament. My project was an attempt to bring, and raise awareness that there are strong women and government, and that the younger generation of women should look into career in politics.

For my pitch, I interviewed New York State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and New York City high school teacher, Latoya McGaw.

Nily Rozic is the youngest woman in state legislature and the first woman ever elected to her district. Nily was selected as a Rising Star on City and State's annual list of the Next Generation of Political Leaders. She was also featured at Running Start's Young Women's Political Summit at the American Association of University Women's Elect Her Campus Women Win Initiative. This New York University graduate is very active in recruiting young women to politics.  

Latoya McGaw is a high school teacher in Staten Island, NY. At St. John's University, Latoya achieved a masters in Education, after recieving her Bachelors as a Journalism major and Women Studies minor. 

This film will question why women in America aren't bred to become future leaders. As one of the most progressive countries in the world when it comes to equal rights, why are we ranked 80th overall for percentage of women in large and small houses of government?     And when women are getting into the smaller levels of government, are they being discouraged from running for largers seats? Does the fraternity of Congress and Senate have sexist practices? We will ask the opinion of women in government today, find out their struggles, hardships, and experiences. We will also poll educators around the nation. Find out if the young women of America are being taught that they can become  future leaders. And if they aren't, why not?

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