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Non-partisan PAC works to get more women elected

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Members of a political action committee say they want more women to seek political office in Kansas.

The PAC, called Kansans Advancing Women, was created last November. One of its creators, Laurel Maslowski of Lawrence, says women have experiences and voices that need to be a bigger part of the political process.

Maslowski says the PAC is recruiting progressive female candidates of the Democratic and Republican parties. She noted only 39 of the 165 people in the Kansas Legislature this session were women, the lowest number in 15 years.

She says the state has a history of electing women to political office and needs to return to that value.

6NewsLawrence reports (http://bit.ly/11ERwwy ) that Maslowski hopes to recruit both men and women to join the PAC's efforts.