Tomorrow evening, May 14th, some of the most inspiring female politicians and activists from around the world will gather at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill to recognize remarkable female leadership and fund raise for girl's empowerment programs. The 7th Annual Women to Watch Awards is the flagship event for the organization Running Start, a non-profit that seeks to inspire young women to run for office. With women only comprising 20% of the Senate, and an even smaller representation in the house, it's high time we start addressing the real issue that Running Start seeks to address: the serious lack of female candidates entering the race at all.

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