FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2011
CONTACT: Erin Loos Cutraro
(WASHINGTON, DC)— She Should Run is pleased to announce our She Should Run Inaugural National Conversation and the grand unveiling of She Should Run as the new name for WCF Foundation. President/CEO Siobhan “Sam” Bennett states: “I’m honored to unveil our new name, She Should Run, at today’s celebration, the She Should Run Inaugural National Conversation. In the face of the first backslide of women in Congress in 30 years and the disturbing decrease in the number of women in state legislatures, we recognize that drastic action is required. A watershed moment like this calls for degrees of collaboration that have not yet existed and a focus on the root causes that are keeping us here. This event will be a chance for women from all sectors to talk about what matters most: increasing women’s representation in government. The needle for women is moving in the wrong direction and what has been done in the past few decades to increase women’s representation is no longer working.”
The She Should Run Inaugural National Conversation, held at Union Station in Washington, D.C., is a historic moment bringing women across all sectors into the movement. National women leaders, whose perspectives are essential to this movement, have been assembled from a wide range of backgrounds to share their experiences and their ideas on what needs to happen to dramatically increase the number of women in government. Our national leaders include Eleanor Smeal of the Feminist Majority Foundation, Terry O’Neill of the National Organization of Women, and Karen See of the Coalition of Labor Union Women. We are also honored to host a growing list of Congresswomen, Chiefs of Staff, and notables including Rep. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02), Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), Rep. Janice Hahn (CA-36), and 2010 Congressional Candidate (MS-01) and Fox News Analyst Angela McGlowan.
She Should Run will also be unveiling its innovative 50 state strategy. With a focus on massive impact, She Should Run is working to link our members with organizations in each of the 50 states in order to connect members with those organizations’ local resources.
She Should Run is dedicated to breaking down the barriers to women’s participation in public life and encouraging women’s public leadership. With targeted programs like She Should Run in Action, which provides a tool to formally ask women to consider running for office; Name It. Change It., which works to end sexist media coverage of all women leaders; and action-oriented research like Vote With Your Purse, a nationally acclaimed study that examines trends in women’s political giving and financial power; She Should Run works to erase these major deterrents to women’s advancement. For more information, visit SheShouldRun.org.