Thursday, June 10, 2010

Support for Women Seeking Election

BE HER OR SUPPORT HER

On June 23, I will be one of the panelists for the Equal Voice BE HER OR SUPPORT HER workshop- an evening "covering campaign fundamentals for women considering running for municipal council or school board trustee (or anyone interested in volunteering on a woman's campaign."  Check in 6:30, Program 7-9:30 PM. U of A Faculty of Extension, Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Ave. Room 2-167.

Other panelists include a representative from the Office of the City Clerk, former Edmonton Councillor Janice Melnychuk, former Ward 4 campaign manager Sarah Crummy.  Moderator is Dr. Jane Arscott co-author of Still Counting: Women in Politics Across Canada,  a lively and accessible examination of women's involvement in Canadian politics. Practical tips, support and advice.

A national public opinion poll conducted in 2008 showed that 85% of Canadians support "efforts to increase the number of women elected in this country."  In addition to this workshop, Equal Voice also has an on-line campaign school for women called "Getting to the Gate."

Register for this free event: http://beherorsupporther.eventbrite.com/
Volunteer by contacting: Ashley Casovan acasovan@gmail.com
Learn more about Equal Voice; www.equalvoice.ca/ab_north.cfm

Media contact: Janet Buckmaster- 780-472-9052  albertanorth@equalvoice.ca

Hope to see you there.

1 comment:

rjkoopmans said...

Women are what 52% of Albertans according to the last Alberta census. They should hold at least 50% of the public offices.

Rory J. Koopmans