This story originally aired on March 22, 2016.

Colorado has a long history of electing women to state legislative posts -- as far back as 1894, when three women become state representatives.

Today, women make up 42 percent of those serving in the legislature -- the highest percentage in the country, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.

Still, the state has yet to have a female U.S. senator or governor. That's the subject of the new documentary "Strong Sisters: Elected Women in Colorado." Laura Hoeppner, of Centennial, and Meg Froelich, who lives in Greenwood Village and is running as a Democrat for the State House, are the filmmakers. The documentary screens at Colorado State University in Fort Collins on March 30, and there will be a screening for the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame at Denver Public Library's central branch on May 1. 

Hoeppner and Froelich spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.

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