Did you vote yesterday? Turnout for midterm elections is notoriously lower than for a presidential election. Last year, citizens did their civic duty at the lowest rate since World War II with a mere 38% of registered voters pulling levers at their local polling places. Pundits say that midterm elections lack the “wow” factor of presidential elections. But, with everything from congressional seats up for grabs to initiatives to legalize marijuana on the ballot every election, it’s clear that having a say in who represents us and what becomes law is important - no matter what year it is.
In this week's Tuesday Tidbits, we conclude our highlights of Female Firsts: A Brief History of Women in the Workforce. This is Part 6: the 2000s.