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Politics, Advocacy and Political Careers for Girls NYC 2017

  • New York Marriott East Side (map)

Politics, Advocacy & Political Careers for Girls begins with a lesson on the structure of the US political system at the federal and state levels. The session then examines the contributions of women political leaders beginning with Jeannette Rankin and moving through to present-day leaders. The advocacy portion of the session defines advocacy, the ways one can effectively advocate and the role of advocacy in political as well as social change. The program concludes with Political Careers for Girls as participants learn about the myriad professional opportunities for women in the political sector. Guest speakers for this portion of the program include a lobbyist, campaign manager, Chief of Staff, political fundraiser, political speech writer, PAC director and field organizer. This program is intended for girls ages 13 to 17. 

Later Event: September 21