Get a Running Start! Pathways for Women Interested in Politics
Have recent political events inspired you to run for office or seek a political appointment? Perhaps you are not interested in pursuing office yourself but want to support other women who do. Now is the time to get involved. Half of the US population consists of women but women represent only 19.6% of Congressional districts, 8% percent of governorships, and 18.9% of mayoralties in cities with populations over 30,000.
In honor of Women's History Month, the New York State Bar Association Committee on Women in the Law invites you to an interactive program featuring appointed and elected women officials who will share their experiences and discuss how women can become more engaged in public service, whether by running for office, seeking political appointment or supporting other women in these pursuits. A networking reception will follow.
Date: March 29, 2017
Time: Check-in begins at 6 p.m.
Nixon Peabody LLP
437 Madison Avenue, 24th Floor
New York City
$10 for NYSBA members; $20 for non-members
Valerie Cartright, Councilwoman, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York
Minna Elias, New York Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
Karin Elinski, Immediate Past Head of TIAA-CREF Government Relations & Public Policy
Mary Silver, Candidate, New York City Council, District 2
Click here to register for this program!