Buffalo News Columnist Rod Watson highlighted the gender gap in politics in his column on May 21st, and featured the WomenElect program as an answer to the problem.
From the Article: “Diana Cihak founded Women Elect a few years ago to hasten the progress by helping local women understand the process of running for office. “There is quantifiable evidence that more women in office get more done,” Cihak said.”
He cites several studies that show that women in office pass more legislation by working with their peers and focusing on achieving results. But we at WEPac already know that more women in office is good for communities.
That is why the WomenElect program was founded, and why now more than ever it is needed as a way to encourage community minded, accomplished women, to offer themselves as candidates for public office.
Our next class starts in September. If you, or someone you know, is interested please fill out the application at: www.womenelect.org/application
And please consider supporting WEPac and the WomenElect program as we Strive for 50% by making a donation today.
Thank you for your support!