The Scottsdale Unified School District, American Association of University Women Scottsdale Branch and the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Phoenix will host a Running & Winning workshop from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16th at Coronado High School, 7501 E. Virginia Ave., Scottsdale 85257.
City of Scottsdale Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp will deliver the Welcome message and present a proclamation on behalf of the City of Scottsdale.
“This is a great opportunity for our young women at Coronado High School to learn more about our country’s political process and to interact with female elected officials in their community,” said Dr. Mitch von Gnechten, executive director of Secondary Schools.
Running & Winning was developed in 2000 by the League of Women Voters of Camden County, New Jersey in order to empower women to have their voices heard.
The goals of this year’s Scottsdale program is to encourage young women to consider running for office, promote social and civic awareness and leadership, and give students the opportunity to work with local female elected officials.
“AAUW Scottsdale Branch is proud to be helping young women learn about public service,” said Peggy Owen, President, AAUW Scottsdale, “We hope that this workshop encourages some of these young women to consider a career in public service, and that one day we will see them in public office.”
“The League of Women Voters is an organization dedicated to encouraging informed and active participation in government,” said Barbara Robertson, President, League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Phoenix, “We hope the Running and Winning Workshop will inspire these young women to take an active role in the political process.”
Scottsdale Unified School District, where we Engage, Educate and Empower Every Student, Every Day. The District and 19 schools have earned the state’s highest A-F Achievement Profile grade –A – by the Arizona Department of Education. For more information about Scottsdale Unified schools, please visit www.susd.org.
The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Founded in 1881, the organization currently has over 170,000 members and supporters, over 1,000 local branches and over 800 college and university partners. AAUW is one of the largest sources of funding for women in graduate studies, providing more than $3.7 million to fund more than 244 fellowships and grants for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Scottsdale Branch of AAUW has over 120 members and is partnered with Scottsdale Community College. This year, AAUW Scottsdale will award 2-$1,000 scholarships to female students at SCC from funds raised by their members. www.aauwscottsdale.org
About League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Phoenix
Members of the League of Women Voters are women and men living in communities across our state and nation. League members engage in hands-on work to safeguard democracy and improve our communities. The LWV is citizen-powered democracy in action. We not only promote the values of democracy, we embody them.
The League is the original and preeminent grassroots citizens’ network, directed by the consensus of our members and committed to engaging citizens in our democracy so that it works for all Americans. Strictly nonpartisan, the League is at the same time wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy.
In 2013 the League celebrated the 93rd birthday of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the League of Women Voters.
Since our founding in 1920, promoting the right of every citizen to vote has been a principle of the League. The state and local Leagues sponsor debates and forums to educate voters about where candidates stand on important issues. We register voters, offer them information about issues and promote voter turnout.
The League does not endorse political parties or candidates, but does have a member consensus on issues. Members lobby state legislators and Members of Congress on certain issues. www.lwvmetrophoenix.org.