March 26, 2015

SVSU to host program to encourage women to seek elected office

Saginaw Valley State University will host the Ready to Run Michigan conference Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18.

Ready to Run is a nonpartisan campaign program aimed toward training and encouraging women to run for political office at local, state, and national levels.

The conference will feature a panel with elected representatives from around the state, and training sessions on how to run for office. These sessions will give participants the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to promote a successful campaign and race. The workshops will focus on topics such as media training, fundraising strategies, and building political leadership.

Interested participants can register at http://www.gvsu.edu/readytorun/conference-form.htm. For more information, contact Jesse Donahue, professor of political science, at jdonahue@svsu.edu.