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Ready to Run Indiana
October 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm$10 – $25
Indiana has never elected a female governor and has sent only a handful of women to the U.S. Congress. In terms of women in the state legislature, Indiana ranks below the national average of 24.2% with only 21% serving in the statehouse and senate.
It is time to change that
Ready to Run® Indiana is an all-encompassing non-partisan initiative hosted by Women4Change Indiana geared to encourage and train women interested in seeking office as well as inform and educate those interested in working to help increase the number of women in office here in Indiana.
It comes as no surprise that the number of women holding public office in Indiana is far below the national average. We can and we will do better. As part of a national movement committed to electing more women to office, our goal is to not only encourage women to run but to guide them to success by providing comprehensive training, necessary skill development and the networking and mentorship opportunities needed to run effective campaigns.
Ready to Run® Indiana is part of a national network of Ready to Run® programming founded by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University to recruit and train women to become more involved in politics. We are part of a movement that includes partners in more than 20 states around the country.
At our comprehensive training, participants of all ages and from all walks of life will learn vital information on a variety of topics from top experts in the political and government arena. (topics and speakers will be updated soon)
And although we address topics unique to women as they seek greater participation in the political process, our training is open to anyone who is interested in running for all levels of office, getting appointed to public boards and commissions, working on a candidate or issue campaign, or learning more about the political system.