A Vermont advocacy group is trying to get more women to get involved with local politics.
“They’ll come away with some confidence that they know how the process works, and that they can do it,” said Elaine Haney, the Executive Director of Emerge Vermont.
Emerge Vermont is an organization that recruits and trains Democratic women who want to run for elected office. And today with their new campaign training session, they put the focus on local elections like select and school board.
“We have not done a training quite like this before. UVM did a study that says that about a third of Select Board members in our state are women. And that’s not enough,” said Haney.