Pennsylvania has the sad distinction of having one of the lowest percentages of women in public office of any state -- ranking 39th nationally in the number of women in elected office.
(Some of the myriad reasons why were explored in this P-G story last year.)
A forum next month in Harrisburg - "Run. Win. Serve: Electing More Women to Public Office" aims to tackle some of those issues.
Panelists Siobhan "Sam" Bennett (CEO of the Women's Campaign Fund) and Christine Toretti (a National Committeewoman of Pennsylvania to the RNC) should provide for a lively discussion.
The luncheon event is online here.at Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg. The cost is $15 for the general public and $10 for students. It will also be broadcast on PCN. More about the panelists and registration information is
The event will be the first in a new policy series from new non-profit, non-partisan Pennsylvania Women's Forum. You can learn more about the group on their website. or their Facebook page. Future forum topics include A Wish List for Pennsylvania'a Next Governor, The Future of Higher Education and Immigration.