Rep. Maxine Waters Cited Among Top 15 Potential Women Vice Presidential Candidates – Brief Article
The White House Project has identified Congress woman Maxine Waters among 15 women as one of its candidates to appear on a national ballot that highlights the top women leaders who possess the record and the credentials to be Vice President, according to an article in Parade magazine.
Waters, a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, represents California’s 35th Congressional District. Prior to her election to Congress in 1990, she served for 14 years in the California State Assembly where she rose to the powerful position of Democratic Caucus Chair.
The White House Project serves as a non-profit, non-partisan public awareness campaign to change the political climate so that women can launch successful campaigns for the U.S. presidency and other key positions.
It is also committed to raising awareness of women’s leadership in American politics and mobilizing Americans of all ages.
Created by The White House Project, the ballot brings together top women leaders such as Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Arizona Governor Jane Dee Hull and U.S. Army Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy and others. The ballot process allows citizens to cast their vote for five of the 15 candidates of their choice.
The ballot intends to demonstrate the growing strength and significance of women’s leadership.
The winners will be announced in the April 30 issue of Parade.
Rep. Waters said, “I encourage women to get involved. It will be very instructive to learn how many women are interested in expanding the possibility for women to get more involved in politics at the highest levels, and it can be a lot of fun too.”
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