Women's Municipal Campaign School, Waterloo Region

Here’s the press release about the Women’s Municipal Campaign School.

Women’s Municipal Campaign School Gives Women Insight of a Successful Campaign

WATERLOO REGION—Women can gain the insight for participating in Successful Campaign elections and learn how to build a successful campaign at the Women’s Municipal Campaign School on February 6, 2010, at the Kitchener City Hall Council Chambers. This all day workshop is for women interested in running for office or working on municipal campaigns. The school will cover topics including using social networking sites to reach votes, legal requirements and reasons for becoming involved.

Participants will have the opportunity to network with elected women, including the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Transportation, featured as the Keynote Speaker for the School. Minister Wynne, before her election as an MPP, served as Public School Trustee in Toronto.  Kathleen established the Metro Parent Network, and was a founding member of Citizens for Local Democracy.

The Campaign School is facilitated by Kim Decker, executive director —YWCA of Cambridge. Decker says, “The first Campaign School in 2006, produced over 20 successful candidates.  In order for women to succeed in running for municipal office, they need to be prepared and supported”.

The Women’s Municipal Campaign School will provide information and practical ideas.  Notable past and present politicians, candidates and women considering running for office will be in attendance.

Tuition for the Campaign School is $15 ($5 for students), which covers registration, lunch and refreshments. More information and registration forms are available from www.learnhowtorun.com.

The Women’s Municipal Campaign School is the only non-partisan political action committee that works to elect women to School Boards and Municipal Governments in Waterloo Region

Media Contact: Kim Decker                     Jane Mitchell

Telephone: 519-650-0800                        Telephone: 519-886-9626

Email: k.decker@ywacambridge.ca  Email: janemitchell@rogers.com

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