Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Oklahoma Women Vote, Run, Lead

Thanks to First Lady Kim Henry, Senator Debbe Leftwich, Representative Debbie Blackburn, Laura Boyd, and Hannah Brenner for an evening of inspirational stories and information about political campaigning by and for women.

And double thanks to the more than 20 female candidates, along with a few women who are thinking about running for public office, who took some time from their busy schedules last night to attend a first ever campaign workshop just for women at the ODP.

With 33 Democratic women on the state ballot and dozens more on our county ballots this year, my staff and I thought it was important to bring these women together to discuss some of the issues of the 2006 campaign season and to share some tips on successful campaigns. We did it and we are already planning another conversation to assist other women interested in public service.

Inspired by The White House Project, a non-partisan effort to mobilize women into the political process, our staff and officers are encouraging women to participate at all levels of government and public service. We know that women often wait for someone to invite them to run for office, so we are establishing now, from this point forward that YOU are invited to vote, to run, to lead. Don't wait, because when women vote, when women run, when women lead, Democrats win!

No comments: