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Are Women Poised to Take Over US Politics? VoteRunLead Training Prepares Them

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A few of the VRL events scheduled for April 2018:

The National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) 50th Annual Conference

April 3 - April 7 Join VoteRunLead Founding Board Member, Rhonda Briggins at The National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) 50th Annual Conference on April 3-7, 2018 at the beautiful Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. The theme, "Celebrating Our Legacy: Fulfilling the Dream," Join and take part in an array of workshops, seminars, galas and celebratory events in recognition of 50 years advocacy and service in the interest of the Black community.

FREE WEBINAR APRIL 10: The Chisolm Effect: The Status of Black Women in American Politics Webinar April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Join Higher Heights and VoteRunLead for a free webinar on exploring the history and the future of Black women's leadership in American politics on Tuesday, April 10th at 7pmEST. We will review the new report from Higher Heights and the Center for American Women in Politics ,"The Chisholm Effect: The Status of Black Women In American Politics", then we will hear from three barrier-breaking women about their experience, the road to power, and what we can do to support more Black women running for office. We will be joined by Leah Webb, former City Councilor; CO State Rep. Leslie Herod; and NC Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisor, Danielle Adams

The 2018 Conference on World Affairs presented by The University of Colorado Boulder

April 9 - April 13. Join VoteRunLead Founder, Erin Vilardi, at The Conference on World Affairs from April 9-13, 2018 This year-round unit of the University of Colorado Boulder, offers events without admission fees to the Boulder community, students, and the public. CWA Week is a festival of ideas featuring 200 panels, 100 speakers and performers, over 5 days, attracting more than 70,000 in cumulative attendance each year.

Plate to Politics -- Decorah, Iowa

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT Interested in running for office, but not sure where to start? This one-day workshop provides hands-on skills training to women in food justice and sustainable agriculture who want to play a critical role in transforming our nation's food system. This is a great opportunity for women who are running or planning to run for office to develop their skills, to network with like-minded women, and to be inspired.

Association of Junior League International 96th Annual Conference

April 18 - April 21 Join VoteRunLead founder and CEO, Erin Vilardi at AJLI's 96th Annual Conference as she will challenge you to take 30 political actions in 90 days, accelerating the growth of your political networks and your know-how. You will map your next steps, make a real plan to get to know your political community, find the best office to run for and get connected to other women running in VoteRunLead's vast community!

Plate to Politics Ohio

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT. See description in Plate to Politics -- Decorah, Iowa above.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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