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Ready to Run® Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA)

Ready to Run® Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) 2016: the facts

What is Ready to Run® NEPA?
  • The University of Scranton, in collaboration with the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University, offers non-partisan, campaign training programs that target women in northeast Pennsylvania.
          2016 Co-Sponsor: The League of Women Voters of Lackawanna County   
  • The goal of Ready to Run® NEPA is to encourage women to get involved in politics by running for office, working on campaigns, and becoming engaged community members.
  • In order to form a more perfect union—a healthier and more effective representative democracy (government of, by, and for the people) –we need more women in public office at all levels of government. Research shows women govern differently than do men and they bring different priorities and solutions to the policy-making process. Women public officials work to make government more transparent to their constituents and more accessible to the diversity of people, voices, and concerns in their communities.
  • In 2016, the University of Scranton will offer its Ready to Run® NEPA

           o    Wanted: More Women Candidates (Saturday, October 8, 2016)          

Wanted: More Women Candidates
Date:           Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time:           9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location:     Rose Room, Brennan Hall Fifth Floor, University of Scranton
Fee:            $50 for General Admission; $15 for Student Registration-click here to register
                     Scholarships are available. 

Participants will walk away with:

  •   an understanding of what the underrepresentation of women in Pennsylvania state and local governments means for women and their families
  •   insight into the different perceptions voters have of the credibility of women and men candidates
  •   real-world advice for establishing yourself as a credible and viable candidate
  •   presentation and messaging skills
  •   fundraising know how
  •   inspiration to launch a campaign