Workshop encourages women to “Run the Future”

The Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus (TNWPC) is hosting a political workshop during Memorial Day weekend to encourage more women to get involved in the political process. The workshop, held on Saturday, May 28 at 311 Morgan Street in Knoxville, will run from 2 to 4 p.m.

 

“There absolutely have to be more women in politics, that is fact,” said Gabby Salinas, TNWPC president. “But women need to know what to do to get involved. Whether they want to volunteer for a campaign, run for office, or any way they want to be a part of the political process, we can help give them knowledge and experience to accomplish those goals with more confidence.”

 

The workshop will cover topics such as: running as a woman, fundraising, volunteer management, and volunteering in a campaign. The workshop will also serve a business function for TNWPC, with members approving new bylaws, and elections for caucus positions being held.

 

“Women have a bigger place in politics now than they have ever had, but it’s nowhere near close to appropriate representation,” Salinas said. “With education, persistence, and the training that comes from events like this one, we will continue to make progress, and see more and more women being active in political and governmental affairs.”

 

The workshop and meeting is free for current TNWPC members, and only $50 for non-members. The workshop fee includes a one-year membership in the Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus. Membership applications are available at www.tnwpc.org.

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