|League of Women Voters
of Camden County
A non-partisan organization, promoting political responsibility through informed and active participation in government.
Running &Winning is an award-winning 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, the American Association of University Women, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., South Jersey Alumnae Chapter, the Chinese Women’s Association of New Jersey, and Flaster and Greenberg, P.C., sponsored the workshop at Lindenwold High School on Thursday, April 22, 2010. This is the tenth 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, fourteen 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 Vice Principal, Leslie Woodward, Guidance Counselor, Allyson Hafner, and the entire staff at Lindenwold High School and to all sponsors for the success of the event. Plans are already in the works for the 2011 event.
Courtesy of Marcia Lugger
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