As I began to learn more about FairVote, one of the projects that drew me to the organization was Representation 2020 and the effect of voting reforms on women. I live half an hour away from our nation’s Capitol, the epitome of freedom and democracy. It’s ironic how even inside the Capitol dome, these ideals are not fully realized. I want to see more smart, qualified women get elected to office because, to put it simply, they are like me. Women are uniquely able to understand and fight for the issues important to me and act as role models for girls everywhere.
Shayna Solomon is an incoming freshman at Tufts University and a 2015 Research Intern at FairVote focusing on women's political representation. Do you want to apply for a FairVote internship? Find more information here: http://www.fairvote.org/who-we-are/internships-and-employment/internships/