As our nation grapples with hard questions about race, gender, and criminal justice, it is clear we need more women in elected law enforcement positions.
A shocking report from the Women Donors Network found that out of 2,437 elected prosecutor positions in the United States, 79 percent of them are filled by white men. Women make up only 17 percent of elected prosecutors, and women of color only 1 percent!
These offices wield immense power over how and when our laws are enforced, and in order to ensure a truly just application of the law, we must elect representatives who reflect the diverse talent of our country.
Moreover, women who are currently serving as police officers have valuable perspectives to bring to a variety of roles that affect our police departments—from city councilor to governor. By recruiting and supporting the women of justice in our community, we can change law enforcement from the inside out.