By Elissa Rose (Assistant Editor, Women 2.0)
During the 2010 election cycle the number of women in Congress dropped for the first time in 30 years. Now just over 17 percent of Congress is made up of women, paltry representation when women are over 50 percent of the population.
This month WIE (Women Inspiration & Enterprise) responds by highlighting the eleven women running for Congress in 2012. WIE is hoping to spread the message and support "these courageous, powerful, and inspiring women" such as Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin, Dianne Feinstein, and others.
From the campaign, "WIE is about recognizing extraordinary women and inspiring positive social change. We want to continue the transformational impact that women are having on national politics."
This is a call to action. WIE hopes that you will participate by engaging your networks to help put 11 more women in Congress.
For more information on how to participate, click here. Editor's note: Got a question for our guest blogger? Leave a message in the comments below. About the guest blogger: Elissa Rose is Assistant Editor of Women 2.0. She co-founded Quillpill in 2008, a mobile story-writing platform that was written up in TechCrunch, Communication Arts and The New Yorker. She has worked as a content creator for virtual worlds, and as an Art Director for mobile gaming. She is the mother of an inquisitive six-year-old boy and lives in Oakland, CA. Elissa studied Philosophy and Physics at the University of Alabama. Follow her on Twitter at @elissarose.