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POWer Up for 2024: If not us, who? If not now, when?
January 21 @ 2:00 pm
Progressive Oregon Women (POW!) invites you to a house party from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, in Ashland, featuring women in our community who have run for office, as well as some who are currently holding office.
While Oregon ranks second nationwide in the percentage of women in the state legislature—53 percent in 2023—female representation at county and local levels has yet to reach parity.
It is time for a change.
Considering running for office but aren’t sure where to start? Reluctant about the commitment and energy required, but intrigued by the possibility? Wondering about the balance between the demands and the rewards? Wondering where and how to get the support and allies you’d need if you ran? Just curious?
Join us on Sunday, Jan. 21 for answers to these questions and more—and why it is so important for women to run for local elected positions.
Entertainment by The Holy Misfits. Wine, non-alcoholic beverages and hors d’oeuvres.
Register at https://progressiveoregonwomen.com/pow-2024/ (location to be announced to registered attendees). Space is limited. Co-sponsored by Southern Oregon Women’s March.
Donations are always appreciated: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/progressiveoregonwomen
(Did you know that Oregon was the seventh state in the country to guarantee women the right to vote, eight years before the Nineteenth Amendment passed in 1920 conferred suffrage to women nationwide? Or that in the Oregon city of Yoncalla, women organized a stealth campaign and swept the city council in 1920; the sitting mayor was unseated by his wife?)