(MEMPHIS, TENN. – January 18, 2017) The Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus is bringing Cathy Allen, National Women’s Political Caucus Vice President and Political Trainer and President of The Connections Group based in Seattle Washington to Tennessee to train women who are interested in running for elected office. Allen has helped get women elected in 34 states, eight Canadian provinces, and 18 countries across the world. The “Prepare to Run” workshop is an all-day event scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2017 in Sewanee, Tennessee.
“What we are seeing nationwide is a huge outpouring of interest from women who have never been involved in organized women’s rights previously,” said Allen. “Women from all backgrounds are standing up to run, recruit, or support other women to run for office.”
Tennessee ranks 40th in the nation for women serving in political positions with only 17 percent of legislators being women. Yet, women comprise more than half the state’s population.
The conference will address topics such as:
- The Advantages and Disadvantages of Running as a Woman
- Making the Decision to Run: What You Need
- Campaign Basics
- Time Management
- Building Your Team
“This year we had more women on Tennessee ballots than ever before, it is important we continue that momentum–at all levels–from school board to governor.” said Gabby Salinas President of the Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus. “Women have a lot to add to the leadership of our state, our mission is to make sure they have the tools to successfully get to the table.”
The workshop will be held at Bairnwick Women’s Center pm the campus of The University of the South on Mississippi Ave in Sewanee, TN 37375 on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets range from $20 for TWPC members to $60 for non-members.
To learn more about the workshop and to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tn-womens-political-caucus-annual-meeting-and-training-workshop-tickets-30879472333. Or visit our Facebook page or website www.TNWPC.org
The Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus, founded in 1973, is a statewide multi-partisan organization that holds as its joint mission the promotion of full and equal participation of women in government and the political process and supports measures that will open economic and political opportunities for women. To learn more visit http://tnwpc.org/.