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Candy Crowley Is the First Woman Picked To Moderate a Presidential Debate Since 1992

Women are underrepresented in both politics and the media – women account for only 17 percent of Congressional seats and only 40 percent of TV news and newspaper employees.

Luckily this fall one woman will play a key role in the political and media event of the year – the presidential election. Award-winning political reporter and talk show host Candy Crowley will moderate one of three presidential debates – the first time in 20 years that a woman will do so.

We’re thrilled that Candy is taking on this role. Women’s participation in this election at all levels – as candidates, reporters, analysts, and voters – is critical for women’s voice to be heard. To make sure that your voice is heard this November, make sure you’re registered to vote – and then get out and do it!  Want more information on issues important to women? Check out our fact sheets on how the issues at stake in 2012 matter to women.

It's time for change, and we must act now. Time's up.