Activist Vikki Knafo who marched, held a hunger strike and pitched a tent in front of the Knesset to draw attention to the plight of single mothers now wants to make changes from inside the plenum.
On Wednesday, she told Ynet of her intentions to run for a Knesset seat on the left-wing Meretz party's list.
Upon hearing of her intentions, Meretz released a statement in which they party said it was pleased she had chosen to join its ranks.
"Knafo has come to symbolize the fight for a just society. We are pleased that her brave
attempts to repair societal ills that began outside the political framework has found its way to our ranks."