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25% : A Community Dialogue about Women in Politics

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At Liberty Arts Collaborative

849 Northwest Wall Street

Bend, OR 97703

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Did you know that 21 states have NEVER sent a woman to the Senate? Or that in 2018, only 25% of elected positions are held by women? If you’re interested in seeing more women seated at political tables across the US, join us for an interactive conversation with women who have served in public office and candidates currently engaged in campaigns for local offices.

In a conversation moderated by humorist Shanan Kelley, women will discuss challenges they face when running for office, what it’s like to be the only female at the table, how to develop strategies to succeed in a male-dominated arena, and what type of help is available to women interested in running for political office. Muse Founder Amanda Stuermer invites us “to join in a community conversation about how to make running for and serving in office a viable and successful experience for women.”

Additional topics to be explored may include the following:

  • How do we as women have to advocate differently to be heard?
  • What are some of the double standards for women vs men running for office?
  • Are there specific issues women rally for and what are they?
  • Why is appearance a factor for women running for office, and how to address this?
  • How can men be better allies in our work?

25% participants include: Cheri Helt, Bend LaPine School Board Member, running for State Representative (HD24); Amy Lowes, a candidate for Deschutes County Commissioner, Position 1; Gena Goodman-Campbell, running for Bend City Council; and Carrie Douglass, current Bend LaPine School Board member, and others. This will be an “off the record” candid conversation by past, present, and future lawmakers, with a goal of having participants tell their true stories in order to prepare more women to successfully step into the political sphere.


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