Monday, August 21, 2006

Politics: "Not just for old dudes"

Photo at right: Crystal works on a poster for the "Girls & Women Speak Out" event.

One of our girl editors shared her thoughts on politics in the Duluth News Tribune on Saturday:

Sonja Peterson is five years away from being able to legally vote.

But the Two Harbors resident still thinks it's important for girls her age to start digging into politics.

"Women don't make up enough of our government," said Peterson, who has been an editorial board member of New Moon magazine for about a year. "This is important for (girls) to know about now. A lot of girls think politics is just a bunch of old dudes sitting around in a room."

Here at New Moon, we've been thinking about and working on the "Politics & Leaders" issue (September/October 2006) for a looong time, so we're very excited to actually have the issue in our hands! When I told Janna--the Duluth News Tribune reporter who called for more information about our "Girls and Women Speak Out" event--that our Girls Editorial Board chose the "Politics & Leaders" theme two years ago, she was surprised. Janna said she often only has two or three hours to do all the reporting and writing for a newspaper story!

I can't wait to get feedback on our September issue and hear what other girls and young women have to say about politics tomorrow evening at our "Girls and Women Speak Out" event. If you can't make it to the event, come back to the blog later this week to read our recap. Plus, send us YOUR thoughts on politics!

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