Girl Scouts from Capital Region discuss becoming political leaders

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Hilary Clinton could be the first woman to become president. If that happens, a group of local girl scouts is hoping she won’t be the last.

The scouts presented a documentary called “Raising Ms. President” about raising the next generation of women political leaders.

Despite making significant strides in achieving gender equality in this country, women still hold less than 20 percent of Congressional seats. Compared to other nations, the United States is both low and losing ground in women’s political representation. The documentary encourages girls to consider a career in public service and to make a difference.

Afterwards, a discussion was moderated by NEWS10 ABC’s Christina Arangio. Panelists included Kathy Sheehan, Albany’s first female mayor.

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