Seeking Women Considering Government Service

    Ready to Run NEPA, the nonpartisan program that trains women to become more involved in government, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Kane Forum of Leahy Hall on The University of Scranton’s campus.
    November 1, 2018

    Women in northeastern and central Pennsylvania who want to become more involved in government can attend Ready to Run NEPA Program at The University of Scranton on Saturday, Nov. 17. The nonpartisan training session, open to women in Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties, is titled “Wanted: More Women Like You in Government.” The daylong program will begin at 9 a.m. at the Kane Forum of Leahy Hall on the University’s campus.

                The Ready to Run program, first developed by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, trains women to run for office, work on campaigns and get more politically engaged in their community. Participants will learn from elected and appointed women leaders, campaign consultants and scholars with expertise on government and politics. They will also receive insight on the different perceptions voters have of the credibility of women and men candidates, advice for becoming a credible and viable candidate, fundraising and media skills, campaign planning and the inspiration to launch a political campaign.

    The League of Women Voters of Lackawanna County is co-sponsor for the program. WNEP is the media partner.

                Registration is $50 for the general public or $15 for students with ID. A limited number of partial scholarships are also available. Registration is required to attend and includes continental breakfast, lunch and an information binder.

    For additional information visit, call 570-941-7520 or email

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