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Ready to Run® Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA)

What is Ready to Run® NEPA?

The University of Scranton's Center for Ethics & Excellence in Public Service, 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. 

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 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.

Jean Wahl Harris, Ph.D. Discusses Ready-to-Run NEPA

Wanted: More Women Like You in Politics

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, Ready to Run® NEPA will offer "Wanted: More Women Like You in Politics" for any women interested in running for public office. 

Participants will gain an understanding of what the underrepresentation of women in Pennsylvania's state and local governments means for women and their families. They will gain insight into establishing themselves as credible and viable candidates as well as inspiration to launch a campaign.

The program will teach:

  • presentation and messaging skills
  • fundraising know how
  • campaign strategies


Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Brennan Hall, fifth floor,  320 Madison Avenue 
Fee:  $30 for General Admission; $10 for Student Registration. Partial Scholarships are available. Registration includes snacks, lunch, and information binder.
For more information: Contact Sharon Olechna at 570-941-6326 or or

 Register for the Program

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