Governments and communities are missing out on having women in public decision-making seats. If we women of faith refuse to serve in public decision-making roles, we are disregarding our responsibilities and opportunities to be voices of wisdom, experience, and reason in a hugely important arena of human life.
Just as God wants women in private councils (marriage councils, family councils, church councils), God wants women in public councils. He wants men and women to work together to build families, build Zion, and gather Israel. Our Church leaders have confirmed this, calling for more members to engage in political life, including by running for political office.
We’ve compiled some more of these calls here. Of course, there are secular reasons to run for office as well. Here is a sample of some of our favorites: