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Representation Matters: Increasing Gender Diversity in Politics

“This ain’t 1954. It ain’t a man’s world anymore.” – Carsie Blanton
Join this energetic panel discussion to hear from women in politics in and around the La Crosse, WI area as they discuss their experiences running for and serving in elected offices. Topics will include navigating barriers related to gender, basic knowledge and experience needed to make an informed decision on whether to run for office, how activists and organizers on the local level can encourage gender diversity in politics, and advice for those marginalized by gender who are considering running for office.
Meet the panelists:
Dr. Laurie Cooper Stoll: President – La Crosse Board of Education
Kate Beaton: At Large City Council Member – Eau Claire
Dawn Wacek: La Crosse County Board Supervisor – District 9
Jessica Katzenmeyer: Candidate – WI Assembly District 15
Jacqueline Marcou: Former City Council Member – La Crosse
This event will be hosted and moderated by Joella Striebel, OWR Northwest Regional Organizer
This meeting will be conducted virtually. Please complete the RSVP for zoom link:


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