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Women in politics: the ‘Real Women Run’ campaign

Women in politics: the ‘Real Women Run’ campaign
Posted at 6:02 PM, Jan 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-14 20:03:16-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 49.8 percent of Utah's population is female, and in 2013, only 15 percent of the members of the Utah Legislature were female.

Several Utah organizations said they saw a disparity and wanted to do something about it, so they created the campaign, "Real Women Run."

Lisa Watts Baskin, a former North Salt Lake City Council member, came to the FOX 13 studio for an interview Wednesday afternoon.

She invites Utah women to attend a full day of education and training about running for political office on Saturday, January 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Click the above video to watch the interview.