Women make up more than 51 percent of the voting electorate and yet men still far outnumber women in elected office in Ohio and across the country. The “Women in Politics: How to get more women to run for office in Ohio” forum will explore options to increase the number of women who run and hold elected office, particularly in Ohio.
The forum will take place Wednesday, May 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library Main Branch (2345 Lee Road). The event will be free and open to the public.
The panelists will be:
Karen Beckwith, Flora Stone Mather Professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University
Nina Turner, president of Our Revolution, former Ohio State Senator and Cleveland councilperson
This forum is sponsored by the Laura & Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve, in addition to First Interstate, Ltd., cleveland.com/The Plain Dealer, League of Women Voters–Greater Cleveland, and the Cleveland Heights-University Heights, Lakewood, Shaker Heights and Cuyahoga County library systems.