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    Ready To Run NEPA Set for April 2 at University

    Ready to Run NEPA, the nonpartisan program directed towards women interested in running for office, will be held on Saturday, April 2, on the fifth floor of Brennan Hall on The University of Scranton’s campus. Registration is required to attend the program offered by the University’s Center for Ethics and Excellence in Public Service (CEEPS).
    March 14, 2022

    Women in northeastern and central Pennsylvania who are interested in becoming more involved in government can attend the Ready to Run Northeastern Pennsylvania Program at The University of Scranton on Saturday, April 2. The day-long, nonpartisan training session, titled “Wanted: More Women Like You in Politics and Government,” is directed towards women in Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties.

    The session begins with check-in/registration at 9 a.m. on the fifth floor of Brennan Hall on the University’s campus and ends at 4:30 p.m. Continental breakfast, lunch and a binder with information materials are included with the registration fee.

    The Ready to Run NEPA Program, offered by the University’s Center for Ethics and Excellence in Public Service (CEEPS), trains women to run for office, work on campaigns and get more politically engaged in their community. Participants will gain insight into establishing themselves as credible and viable candidates as well as inspiration to launch a campaign. Topics covered include presentation and messaging skills; fundraising; and how to get started with your campaign. Participants will also gain an understanding of what the underrepresentation of women in Pennsylvania's state and local governments means for women, their families and our communities.

    According to Jean Wahl Harris, Ph.D., professor of political science at Scranton and co-director of CEEPS, research shows women govern differently than do men and they bring different priorities and solutions to policy-making process. 

    “Women public officials work to make government more transparent to their constituents and more accessible to the diversity of people, voices, and concerns in their communities,” said Dr. Harris.

    The event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lackawanna County. 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 can be completed at Scranton.edu/readytorun.

    For additional information visit Scranton.edu/readytorun, or contact Sharon Olechna, administrative assistant for the Political Science Department, at 570-941-632 or sharon.olechna@scranton.edu or readytorun@scranton.edu.

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