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2009 Running and Winning --
Story and Pictures

Running &Winning is an award-wining program developed by the League of Women Voters of Camden County that is designed to encourage young women to become involved in the political process.  The League, American Association of University Women, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., South Jersey Alumnae Chapter, and the Chinese Women’s Association of New Jersey sponsored the workshop at Sterling High School on Tuesday, April 21, 2009.  This is the nineth year in which we have offered the event in southern New Jersey.  Other Leagues throughout the United States have replicated the event in their areas.

Of all of the female elected officials in Camden County, sixteen participated by sharing their experiences in the public arena. Then the students planned a mock campaign for the United States Senate. The young women were given background material on Climate Change and Emerging Energy Policies.  Working in small groups, they developed a platform statement and planned a campaign based on this issue. Each group had the opportunity to present their campaign statement to the entire group. The day ended with a presentation on leadership assessment and leadership qualities.

Enthusiasm ran high. The young women overwhelmingly stated that there could be a political role in their futures. The elected officials and the facilitators who participated indicated that the young women will be an asset to their communities, however they become involved.

Many thanks to John Gardiner and the entire staff at Sterling High School and to all sponsors for the success of the event. Plans are already in the works for the 2010 event.


Courtesy of Marcia Lugger

Ann Saunders opening the session Some of the elected officials who helped. Thanks! All the young women have their picture on the capitol. Imagine!
Ann speaking Elected officials Ricture yourself here


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Hard at work!

Vote for me!

No, for ME!
Team floor Image 11 Image 12

                    LOTS MORE ACTIVITY
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                                        THE WHOLE CREW!

Whole crew

URL: http://www.lwvnj.org/camdencounty/Runwin2009.htm
Last updated: May 30, 2010
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