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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   
          2016 Media-Sponsor: WNEP 16 •  
  • 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 an engaged community member.
  • 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 it’s Ready to Run® NEPA in two parts.
           o    Wanted: More Women Candidates (Saturday, March 19, 2016)
             Launching Your Campaign (Saturday, May 21, 2016)




Wanted: More Women Candidates
Date:           Saturday, March 19, 2016
Time:           8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location:     Rose Room, Brennan Hall Fifth Floor, University of Scranton
Fee:            $50 general; $15 student (with school ID)—includes breakfast & lunch
                   *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
•    fundraising and media skills
•    inspiration to launch a campaign

Program at a Glance


Launching Your Campaign
Date:          Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time:          9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location:    Rose Room, Brennan Hall Fifth Floor, University of Scranton
Fee:            $50 general; $15 student (with school ID)—includes breakfast & lunch
                    * Scholarships are available

Participants will walk away with “how to” instructions for:
•    getting on the ballot
•    filing required paperwork
•    organizing a campaign team
•    crafting and delivering your message on social and traditional media
•    fundraising
•    getting your voters out on election day


Discounted Registration Fee:
Wanted: More Women Candidates and Launching your Campaign
Fee:        $75 general; $25 student (with school ID)