Elect Her—Campus Women Win Comes to Mt. San Jacinto College

American Association of University Women Brings Elect Her—Campus Women Win to Mt. San Jacinto College on March 17, 2012. 

The Mt. San Jacinto College is one of 30 colleges from across the nation and Jamaica that will host Elect Her—Campus Women Win, a unique campus-based program that teaches women how to run for elective office. Elect Her—Campus Women Win, a collaboration of AAUW and Running Start, addresses the disparity between the high percentage of women in colleges and universities and their low representation in student government by encouraging women to run for campus leadership positions. For the third consecutive year, Mt. San Jacinto College continues to be the only California community college to be selected for the Elect Her workshop.

MSJC is proud to present Darcy Kuenzi, Menifee City Councilwoman, as the Keynote speaker.

Build your expertise by learning the "nuts and bolts" of running a student government campaign! This training will demystify the campaign process and teach you how to develop and communicate an effective message, how to reach your constituency and how to win a campaign.

This seminar covers skills such as how to mobilize your constituency, how to win debates, how to craft your message, and how to speak and present yourself confidently as a candidate. By encouraging more young women to run for student government during their college years, we are confident that we are preparing more women for local, state, and federal office candidacy.

In 2011 AAUW and Running Start brought Elect Her to 19 schools across the nation and Jamaica. The 2012 trainings will expand the program to 11 new schools all over the country.

Elect Her—Campus Women Win, then called Campaign College, began in 2006 at American University to address a major imbalance: 62 percent of their student body was female, but women made up only 28 percent of the school’s student government. After the program began, women’s representation increased significantly. AAUW took the lead on Elect Her’s expansion in 2010 to leverage our national network of branches and college/university partners to maximize the reach of the program.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 805 on the Menifee Valley Campus, 28237 La Piedra Road in Menifee.

This event is free and lunch & refreshments will be provided to all registered attendees. Click on the link to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2721499077/efblike

For more information, contact Sandi Uhrig, Interim SGA Advisor, at 951-487-3267 or suhrig@msjc.edu 

To learn more about Elect Her—Campus Women Win, please visit aauw.org