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Exchange Exemplar: the women who led the way to women in office

We've come a long way since the time it was simply unthinkable for a woman to hold political office... or for that matter, for any woman to vote for an officeholder.

Now there are more women in Congress than ever before (but still at a lower percentage than in the general population).

A Virginia State Senator, Janet Howell, joined up with her daughter-in-law, Theresa Howell, to celebrate the women who paved the way, in a book for younger readers.

Leading the Way: Women In Power includes names you know, and plenty you don't.

Theresa Howell, author of several YA books, is the guest.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Nash Bennett is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.