Carla Katz is the former president of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1034, where she represented 16,000 public and private sector workers across New Jersey. She has also been a lecturer at Rutgers and a panelist in many venues.
Katz writes about politics and issues impacting labor, women, children and working families.
Question: Is the country ready for a female president?
Carla Katz: I think it would be very interesting. I think that certainly the time has come for that type of change – that women participate intensely in society at every level. We parent. We work. We do everything that men do, and I think that it would change the character of our country. Certainly many other countries have been led by women powerfully and successfully, and it’s time.
Recorded on: February 8, 2008