A distinguished panel of local public policy experts and advocates will address the implications of the November 6, 2018 Midterm election with regard to gender politics; public policy affecting women, women of color, and young women in particular; and the relationships between campaign finance, redistricting, and term limits on recruiting and electing women to public office. An audience Q & A will follow the panel. A brief AAUW branch meeting will be held for members after the event.
• Deborah Anthony, M.A., J.D., Associate Professor, Legal Studies, UIS, specialist in constitutional law, civil rights, employment discrimination, gender and law
• Teresa Haley, M.P.A., State President of Illinois NAACP and President of the Springfield Branch of NAACP
• Kent Redfield, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science - Emeritus, Institute for Legal, Legislative & Policy Studies, UIS, and Director of the Sunshine Project.
• Jillian Hawkins, M.A., Assistant Executive Director, Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association and former campaign field operative.
• Emma Shafer, student at Lincoln Land Community College, founder and co-leader of Students Demand Action for Gun Sense.
Rachel Otwell, NPR Illinois reporter on arts, community, and diverse culture
The 2018 Midterm Elections - Implications for Women
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: AFL-CIO at 534 S 2nd St, Springfield, Illinois 62701
Mission Statement:AAUW advocates equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
Vision Statement: AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.
In principle and practice: AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class.
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