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Ready to Run

On Saturday, February 1, 2014 The University of Scranton is partnering with the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) to offer women in northeast Pennsylvania Ready to Run!  

The University of Scranton will sponsor and host this event, along with co-sponsors League of Women Voters of Lackawanna County and media sponsor WNEP: Saturday, February 1, 2014
8:30am to 4:30pm
The University of Scranton
Brennan Hall, Fifth Floor, Rose Room
320 Madison Avenue
Scranton, PA   18510


Register for the Program!

Registration fee: $50. Pre registration instructions below:

Download a print-ready PDF of the program brochure, mail-in registration form with a check or money order, or register online at
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader® to download the brochure.  You can download Acrobat Reader® free at

If you need hotel accommodations please contact Linda Walsh at 570-941-7520.


About Ready to Run

Ready to Run™ is a non-partisan program targeting women in Northeast Pennsylvania interested in running for public office, working on a campaign, getting appointed to office, or learning more about the political system. This is a targarted program from the Center for Women in American Politics (CAWP) at Rutger's University, modified for Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Ready to Run™ is your one-stop training on running for office or getting involved in public life.  You will learn from prominent women who are elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, party officials, and policy experts.

You will leave with . . .

  •   “How-to” instructions on running for office including sample filing documents and calendar of filing deadlines
  •   Real-world advice and best practices from experts
  •   Strategies for positioning yourself for public leadership
  •   A better understanding of Pennsylvania politics
  •   Internet strategies for campaigns


Why this program is needed

Research shows that political women change the public policy agenda and the way government works.  Women make our democracy more inclusive and more responsive to the concerns of all citizens, yet Pennsylvania has one of the lowest proportions of women in state and local elected offices in the country. Therefore, this program is intended to encourage and support Pennsylvania women in running for elected positions. Also, in Pennsylvania, the first day to begin collecting petitions for candidacy is February 15 and the last day to file for candidacy before primaries is April 18.  The timing of this program is intended to help participants be prepared to meet these deadlines.

Ready to Run Program at a Glance



For more information about the Ready to Run™ program, please send an email message to