Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cabinet math not adding up

From an email of 12/17/08 from WomenCount Pac:

"With this week's announcements, the new Cabinet stands at 14 men and 4 women. That puts the current percentage of women in the Obama Cabinet at 22 percent - and there are only four Cabinet-level openings left to fill.

President Clinton's first Cabinet - 16 years ago - was 37 percent women. In his second term, it climbed to 47 percent women. President Bush began his first term with 22 percent women in his Cabinet. We want that number to go up - not go down or stay the same!

Some more math: women make up 51 percent of the American population and 56 percent of voters. In the 2008 presidential election, omen voted for Obama 56 to 49 percent over men."

Look for the link in my sidebar to urge PEBO to create a presidential commission on women. And write/call the transition team and demand that they add more women to the Cabinet.

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