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International Women's Day Event
Monday, March 8, 2021, 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Online webinar (details provided in your confirmation email)
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Join The Walnut Club on Monday, March 8, for a special partnered event in honor of International Women's Day.
International Women's Day (IWD)
is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The 2021 IWD theme is #ChooseToChallenge. A challenged world is an alert world.
We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotypes. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can create an inclusive and more gender-equal world. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.
For this year's International Women's Day, we are hosting an event in partnership with Fair Districts PA:
How Gerrymandering Cuts Voters Out and Limits Female Political Candidates
We will also be joined by guest speaker, PA State Representative Pamela DeLissio (194th District, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties).
Did you know.... Pennsylvania is consistently ranked one of the five most gerrymandered states in America. "Gerrymandering" is the practice of manipulating voting districts (where you vote) to benefit parties, not people.
Across PA, you’ll see district lines that cut through communities, dividing school districts, neighborhoods, or even city blocks. Gerrymandered districts give voters less voice and less choice, and we get polarization instead of problem-solving in Harrisburg and Washington.
Gerrymandering typically favors incumbents and is one of the reasons women make up only 26% of the PA legislature. We can fix this and help to elect more women. State legislators have proposed new bi-partisan bills in both the PA House and Senate that will increase transparency and public engagement and provide clear and measurable map-drawing criteria.
Join The Walnut Club, Fair Districts PA, and guest speaker, PA Rep. Pam DeLissio, to learn more about gerrymandering and proposed solutions.
About our speaker
Rep. Pam DeLissio was elected to represent the 194th Legislative District in 2010. This District includes parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties.
Pam is committed to legislative priorities that include redistricting and voting reforms. Last session, she was a member of the House Health, State Government, Aging and Older Adult Services, Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committees. This session, she was named the minority chair of the Children and Youth Committee. She served on the committee previously.
Pam has been described as the ideal of a moderate, aisle-crossing, smart, non-extreme legislator that we do not have enough of in both parties. She is passionate about citizen advocacy and works to ensure that citizens understand the highly nuanced state legislative process. Pam’s number one priority is dialogue with her constituents; to that end her 104th town hall is on March 19th.
This event is open to all. Tickets are free for Walnut Club members and $15 for non-member guests.
Ticket are non-refundable.
RSVP to join us the discussion.
Click HERE to learn more about gerrymandering and why we need redistricting reform in PA.
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