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Leadership Conference designed to get women involved in politics

Posted by wlpo on October 5, 2011

You only have to attend a city council meeting to realize that women aren’t nearly as involved in government as men.  The members of the Illinois Valley Democratic Women are trying to change that by holding the First Annual Women’s Leadership Conference.

Rosemary Laudani says they formed the organization after working during recent elections.   They want to encourage more women to be involved by running for office or by helping Democrats get elected.

Laudani says they’re expecting at least 65 people to fill Labors’ 393 Hall in Marseilles Saturday. She says many women are coming from neighboring counties.

The program runs from 9am-3pm. Former U.S. Representative Debbie Halvorson will be one of the speakers.  You can learn more by listening to an interview that’s on the AM 1220 WLPO news page.

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