“Elect Her” will be coming to Vanderbilt on Sunday, March 31, thanks to a recently passed resolution by Peabody College Senator Katherine Petosa and Vanderbilt Student Government.
Elect Her is a free, one-day workshop with a mission to dismantle the barriers that make it difficult for women to run for elected office by training them how to run for student government. The goal is to create a place on college campuses for women to develop their leadership skills and prepare to run for elected office – a big step towards closing the gender gap in politics.
First-year Senator Hannah Bruns said, “It is so important that our organizations on campus reflect the student population. Often times women can feel like they don’t have the tools to run a campaign, so we hope that Elect Her will help women on campus run successful campaigns to increase female representation in different organizations.”
At the workshop, run by Senator Katrina Robinson of the Tennessee State Senate, participants will have the opportunity to:
- Discuss: the importance of women running for office
- Examine: the issues they care about
- Map: out their support networks
- Craft: and deliver elevator speeches
- Learn: about campaign strategy
- Meet: women role models who have run for public office in their community
- Network: with students who currently serve on our campus student government
Though Elect Her is an organization that focuses on women’s leadership, it fosters an environment that is inclusive of people across identities, including gender expression and identity, sex, sexuality, race, ethnicity, national origin, first language, ability, age, religion, party, socioeconomic status, and more.
You can sign up here
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 1-4:30 p.m.
Location: Commons MPR
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