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Ready to Run® Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA)

Ready to Run® Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) 2019

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.           
  • 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.
  • In 2019, the University of Scranton will offer its Ready to Run® NEPA

           o    Wanted: More Women Like You in Government (Saturday, October 5, 2019)          

Wanted: More Women Like You in Government
Date:            Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time:           9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location:     Fifth Floor, Brennan Hall University of Scranton
                     320 Madison Avenue  Scranton, PA 18510
Fee:             $50 for General Admission; $15 for Student Registration
                     Partial Scholarships are available. 
                     [Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and information binder]

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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 establishing yourself as a credible and viable candidate
  •   presentation and messaging skills
  •   fundraising know how
  •   campaign strategies
  •   inspiration to launch a campaign