The National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington’s recent survey indicated personal finance impact and fundraising challenges as reasons women choose not to engage in politics. With this in mind, it is important to recognize why women should run for office. Women continue to bring an approach to politics with specific public policy concerns, backgrounds in education and healthcare, and a loud voice concerning critical issues like reproductive parity, childcare, and housing. By participating in politics, women ensure that policy and budget changes take into consideration impacts others might not see. To find out more visit the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington.