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.


Panelists:
• 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.

Moderator:
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

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