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‘Monday Conversation’ with Conn. state Rep., Dem Secretary of the State candidate Stephanie Thomas

Although women comprise half of the United States’ population, women hold just 27 percent of seats in the House of Representatives, and just 24 of the 100 seats in the Senate. For Black women, the numbers are even smaller: They represent 7.6% of the population, yet they account for just 26 members of the House and have no members in the Senate.

In Connecticut, State Representative Stephanie Thomas is looking to become that state’s first Black woman elected as Secretary of the State.

In this ‘Monday Conversation’, And Another Thing hosts Dara Kennedy and Maya Shwayder speak to Representative Thomas about her journey from an impoverished childhood to being elected to statewide office, to her quest to make history as Connecticut’s top elections official.

"I'm just a person who has tried to live their best life and leave this world with more than I take from it. That's what I try to do every day," Thomas tells And Another Thing.