03/04/2014 02:11 pm ET Updated Mar 04, 2014

Reese Witherspoon: Women Are 'Grossly Underrepresented' In Politics

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Actress and producer Reese Witherspoon is putting the focus on women ahead of the 2014 elections.

HuffPost's Sasha Bronner spoke with Witherspoon as part of the “Making It Work” series. The Academy award-winner had this to say about the upcoming political battles:

One in particular that’s important to me is electing more women to official government positions. I feel that we are grossly underrepresented. Really support a lot of female political candidates. And I think there are some great organizations that are doing that. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and the whole Off the Sidelines campaign for young women to get them inspired to join in -- because there’s a sensibility that women don’t volunteer themselves. They want to be asked. And it’s hard to put yourself out there. We are all afraid of being marked as that girl who’s “really ambitious” -- as if that’s a bad thing!

Read more from HuffPost's interview with Witherspoon here.



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