Washington, D.C.—Emerge America, the nation’s leading organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for office, will host a #WhySheRuns Twitter Town Hall with female elected leaders from around the country tomorrow, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. ET. The women will discuss what inspired them to run for office and give advice to women who are considering a career in politics.
Twitter users will be able to engage with our participants using the hashtag #WhySheRuns and by following @EmergeAmerica.
Trump’s lack of respect for women and his cavalier attitude towards sexual assault definitely have people talking about how to combat sexism in politics and get more women running and in office. #WhySheRuns, Emerge’s new social media campaign, seeks to solve the problem that Trump, the electeds who are defending him and comments by others agreeing that this is just locker room talk present. Namely, there are too many political back rooms where there are no women present, because women are sorely underrepresented in government. We need more women running and winning to change this culture.
More information on the #WhySheRuns campaign is available at: http://www.emergeamerica.org/press/new-campaign-seeks-share-stories-female-candidates-inspire-more-women-run-office
WHAT: #WhySheRuns Twitter Town Hall
WHO: Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor
Rep.-Elect Attica Scott, Kentucky House, District 41
Rep. Faith Winter, Colorado House, District 35
Del. Kathleen Murphy, Virginia House, District 34
Del. Angela Angel, Maryland House, District 25
Dr. Amy Bacharach, San Francisco Community College Board
Rep. Kiah Morris, Vermont House, Bennington District 2-2
Nicole Bedi, candidate, Michigan House, District 40
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
1 p.m. ET