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It's been 94 years since the 19th Amendment was passed, which states the right to vote shall not be denied by the United States on account of sex. Big steps have been taken in gender equality since that time in 1920. But one area where there is still a large gap between men and women is in the political arena.

Tuesday, the North Dakota Women's Network spoke with Minot State University students about getting more women excited and involved in politics. 

According to the network, gender biases do exist, but getting more women involved in local and state government will help diversify the pool of voices and offer better ideas for change. 

From State Senate to a City Task Force, anyone can develop the skills to become leaders. 

"If we were to expose the fact that it's not as difficult as it seems to be, that you can put your name on the ballot for park board and it's not going to be that high of a hill to climb. You still have to campaign and you still have to get there. We can give you the tools and give you the route to that piece, we can break down some of that gap," says Renee Stromme, executive director of the North Dakota Women's Network.

Women looking to run for political office or a local government position can visit www.NDWomen.org.

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