Press Release: Real Women Run Events in the New Year

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Press Release: Real Women Run Events in the New Year

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Real Women Run Utah

Opportunities for Everyone to Get Involved

 Salt Lake City, Utah – Following successful events in Northern and Southern Utah, we’ll be back in Salt Lake in the new year with two exciting opportunities to learn, connect, and be inspired! Celebrating the Political Kaleidoscope will be January 18 and the Real Women Run Winter Training will follow on January 19.

“Women make strong leaders—in fact they win elections at the same rate as men—but they are often reluctant to step up. Our goal is to provide training so that women throughout our community can realize their skills and potential and see a pathway to leadership. Our community needs strong women leaders at all levels, and this event will help achieve that goal.”

– Christy Glass, Real Women Run Chairperson

Celebrating the Political Kaleidoscope
Friday, January 18, 2019
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
YWCA Utah
322 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

 Join us the evening before the Winter Training for conversation about the challenges and opportunities that women of color, LGBTQ, and other marginalized communities face in office, as candidates, and other civic leadership roles.

Featuring the Hon. Delia Garcia, who serves as the Chief Leadership Officer/Co-Director of ReflectUS. Delia was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004, where she became the first Latina woman and the youngest female to serve in the Kansas Legislature.

This is a free event, but space is limited. Register at realwomenrun.org.

Real Women Run Winter Training
Saturday, January 19, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus
9750 S 300 W, Sandy, UT 84070

All are welcome at the full-day training featuring workshops for current candidates and campaign managers, future candidates looking for information on where to start, and women who want to get more involved in public service. There will be opportunities for anyone who wants to get involved— from workshops about how to develop a 2019 municipal-level campaign and start gearing up for bigger campaigns in 2020, to how to get on public boards and commissions or pursue community advocacy and other civic leadership opportunities.s

We are delighted to welcome Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti as our keynote. Lt. Governor Sanguinetti was sworn in as Illinois’ 47th Lieutenant Governor in 2015. She is currently the highest ranking Latina in the history of the state of Illinois.

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About Real Women Run

 Real Women Run is a collaborative nonpartisan initiative to empower women to participate fully in public life and civic leadership through elected political office at all levels, appointments to boards and commissions, participation in campaigns, and engagement in the political system.

Founded in 2011 at YWCA Utah, Real Women Run partners include YWCA Utah, Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, Vision 2020, Salt Lake Community College, AAUW, League of Women Voters of Utah, Women Lawyers (Utah Bar Association), Utah Women and Leadership Project at Utah Valley University, Olene Walker Institute of Politics at Weber State University, Utah State University, Women’s Influence Center, Westminster College, current and former elected officials from major political parties, and community members. Real Women Run is a national network partner with the Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics. Learn more at realwomenrun.org.