The Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women will host a panel discussion on why women should run for office as part of its celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.
The virtual event titled “Participation Equals Representation: Why It’s Time to Get Off the Political Sidelines” will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 on Webex. RSVP by clicking the Register Now button and completing the webform on the Eberly Center’s Suffrage webpage.
Women represent only 29% of elected officials across all levels on government in the state, according to a research report issued by the Matriots, a nonpartisan political action committee in Ohio. This discussion will explore why Ohio needs more women in office and what it takes for women to get there.
Panelists will include:
• Judith Ann Lanzinger, former Ohio Supreme Court justice;
• Nicole Khoury, Toledo Municipal Court judge;
• Anita Lopez, Lucas County auditor;
• Sheena Barnes, member of the Toledo Public Schools Board of Education; and
• Anita Rios, former Green Party gubernatorial candidate.
Shiloh Todorov, development and finance director of the Matriots PAC, will moderate the event.
For more information, contact the Eberly Center at 419.530.8570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.